Scott Legal Services Obtains E-2 Visa Approvals for Joint Investors in Madrid – One Spanish National and One U.K. National

We just obtained approvals for two investors who started a medical care facility in Florida. One investor was a national of the U.K. and the other was a national from Spain.  Each had a 50% stake ownership in the business.  The visa was approved for five (5) years and the

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. to attend American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Annual Conference

AILA’s Annual Conference is the largest annual gathering of the immigration law community where thousands of immigration professionals get together to hear the latest immigration law updates.  Our firm makes it a point for all our lawyers to attend this conference so that we can better serve our clients.  This

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Motion to Terminate Granted in Complex Removal Case

We recently had a Motion to Terminate a deportation proceeding granted in a complex removal proceeding.   This was obtained despite the extensive backlogs in the immigration court system.  Our client will receive his work authorization shortly and we hope to have the green card (based on a marriage based petition)

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The Two Types of E-2 Employee Visas

The investor must invest in the U.S. and ultimately hire U.S. workers but the law does not mandate a specific investment amount or number of employees that must be hired. More information on the requirements for an E-2 Investor visa can be found here. An E-2 visa can also be

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E-2 Visa Approved for Designer in New York from Argentina – E-2 Visa Approval for National from Argentina

We just received an E-2 visa approval for a national from Argentina. The Investor opened a clothing design label and will sell her products in the United States. Trust all of your E-2 Visa needs to Scott Legal Services, P.C.. Contact us at info@legalservicesincorporated.com.

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E-2 Visa Approval for U.K. National for Bike Use Program

We recently had an E-2 visa approval for a U.K. national who processed his visa in New Zealand.  The visa was approved for 4 years for a company that promotes bike usage across the United States. Trust your E-2 visa needs to Scott Legal Services, P.C.. Contact us at info@legalservicesincorporated.com

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E-2 Employee Visa Approved for Trinidad National for Chef

We just had an approval of a Chef in Trinidad.  The employee will assist the Chef who is an E-2 investor.  Trust all of your E-2 Visa needs to Scott Legal Services, P.C..  We can be reached at info@legalservicesincorporated.com.

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What Is Required When Your E-2 Visa Business Changes?

An E-2 visa is a great visa option for someone who wants to purchase or start a business in the U.S.. The visa requires an investment of as low as $50,000 and the E-2 investor should ultimately plan on hiring U.S. workers. A full list of the E-2 visa requirements

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E-2 Visa Approved for Belgium National at Consulate in Brussels

We recently had an E-2 visa approved for a Belgium national at the Consulate in Brussels.  The applicant was the spouse of someone on an E-2 Investor/Employee visa.  Turn to Scott Legal Services, P.C. for all of your E-2 visa needs.  (past results do not guarantee similar outcomes).

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E-2 visa Approved at London Consulate for Mobile Application Technology Start-Up

We recently had an E-2 Visa approval at the consulate in London.  After our documentation was submitted, our client was called for an interview in less than a week.  The application was immediately approved without a request for additional evidence.  Our Client was so pleased he wrote a testimonial.  To

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E-2 Visa Approved for Spanish National at Consulate in Madrid

We recently had an E-2 visa approval at the consulate in Madrid.  The business was a sales distribution business where the product was being imported from Spain.  The consulate in Madrid has a 50 page limit for their E-2 submissions and our firm has processed several E-2 petitions at that

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Ian E. Scott to Judge Entrepreneur Pitch Competition at Pace University

We are pleased to announce that Ian E. Scott will serve as a judge for the 11th annual Pace University pitch competition.  A number of talented new entrepreneurs will each spend 3 minutes pitching their ideas to judges.  We welcome the opportunity to participate in this event.  More information can

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Legal Considerations for a Start-Up – Some Initial Considerations – Part 2

Ian E. Scott recently presented to students in an Entrepreneurial class.  The presentation summary is as follows:   Legal Considerations for a start-up walks through the the new business legal implications of two students who have developed a  mobile application that may change the world.  The legal business topics covered include

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Legal Considerations for a Start Up including Immigration Consequences

Ian E. Scott recently presented to students in an Entrepreneurial class.  The presentation summary is as follows:   Legal Considerations for a start-up walks through the the new business legal implications of two students who have developed a  mobile application that may change the world.  The legal business topics covered include

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Ian E. Scott presents to Pace University – Visa Options for Immigrant Entrepreneurs.

Ian E. Scott recently presented to students in an Entrepreneurial class.  The presentation summary is as follows:   Legal Considerations for a start-up walks through the the new business legal implications of two students who have developed a  mobile application that may change the world.  The legal business topics covered include

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When Should an E-2 Visa Applicant Consider a Change of Status Instead of Consular Processing?

An E-2 visa is an excellent visa for a foreign national who wants to direct and operate a business in the United States. Unlike the EB-5 visa, the investment amount for an E-2 visa can be relatively low and the visa does not have any specific number of jobs that

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The E-2 Visa Process Explained – Where Should You Apply for an E-2 Visa? Should You Apply for an E-2 Visa at a Consulate or USCIS through a Change of Status?

An E-2 visa is a perfect visa for a foreign national from an E-2 treaty country that wishes to purchase or start a business in the United States. The visa can be approved with a relatively low investment in the U.S. (we regularly process E-2 visas with as low as

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President Obama’s Executive Action – What Does It Mean? A Summary of the Executive Immigration Action

President Obama’s Executive Immigration Action covered three key areas: 1. Taking steps to deal with a portion of the undocumented immigrants – “Deferred Action.” 2. Making it easier and faster for highly skilled immigrants to stay in the country, and 3. Increasing border security, As expected, the Executive Action has

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E-2 Visa Approval for Fitness Center at Vancouver Consulate with Low Investment Amount

We just received approval for an E-2 visa at the consulate in Vancouver.  The applicant started a fitness training center and invested just over $50,000 (spent $20,000 and had $30,000 in working capital).  The visa was approved and the applicant will move to the U.S. this month.  Please contact Scott

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Which Countries Are Eligible for an E-2 Visa?

An E-2 visa is the perfect visa option for many foreign national entrepreneurs that want to either start or buy a business in the United States. An E-2 visa has a number of subjective requirements (eg. You must invest a “substantial” amount, your business cannot be “marginal” and your funds

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. to sit as Judge in American Bar Association (ABA) Moot Court Competion

We are pleased to announce that Ian E. Scott will sit as a judge in the American Bar Association Moot Court Competition.  Seasoned practitioners will judge the moot court competition and provide feedback to the newest members to the legal profession.

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E-2 Visa Approval for Fashion Designer Business for Spanish National with Low Investment Amount

We just had an E-2 visa approval with an investment amount of under $60,000 for a new fashion designer.  Our client recently graduated from college and will promote her own fashion label and run her business in New York.  We also drafted her business plan and set up her legal

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Who Has To Pay H-1B Fees? Does an Employer Have to Pay H-1B Fees?

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. This visa category requires that the foreign worker have at least a Bachelor’s degree, and the U.S. employer can employ the worker for up to six years. While the bar for this visa

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Who Has To Pay Green Card Sponsorship Fees? Does an Employer Have to Pay PERM Fees? Does an Employer have to Pay Green Card Fees?

There are three main steps to obtain an employment-based green card: 1. PERM Labor Certification (Assessment of whether or not there are qualified U.S. workers) 2. I-140 petition (Employer petition for permanent foreign worker) 3. I-485 application (Employee application for permanent residence – green card application). This step may include

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. sits on Columbia University Panel of How to Build a Successful Start-Up

Ian e. Scott from Scott Legal Services, P.C. recently sat on a legal panel at Columbia University on How to Build a Successful Start-up.  There were  four panels of accomplished speakers including venture capitalists, industry leaders, start-up founders and lawyers who will share their expertise and vision on building sustainable

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