Ian E. Scott Selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Thomson and Reuters

Ian E. Scott, Esq. was selected and named as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Immigration Law by Thomson and Reuters. This honor is afforded to the top 2.5% of lawyers in any State and Mr. Scott was selected in New York. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding

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Citizenship Requirements and What Are Your Options If Your Citizenship Application is Denied

There are several requirements that must be met in order to qualify for citizenship.   In order to qualify, the applicant must be at least 18 years old at the time of filing and; Have been a permanent resident of the United States for at least 5 years (The requirement is only

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. Wins Acquisition International 2014 Global Mobility & Immigration Award

Scott Legal Services, P.C. has won the 2014 Acquisition International Global Mobility & Immigration Award for outstanding service in New Business Entity Selection and Set Up. You can see our award by clicking here. The award recognizes law firms, financiers, relocation specialists and global mobility experts for their expertise and excellence

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EB-5 Investor Green Card Visas Cap Hit for Chinese Nationals

The EB-5 Investor visa program is a program where foreign nationals can invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a business and if certain criteria are met, the investor and his/her family can receive green cards. While there are several requirements of the program, the key provisions are the amount invested

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Does A Spouse of an E-2 Investor Visa Holder Require Employment Authorization

An E-2 Investor Visa is a visa option available to foreign nationals who want to start and manage a business in the United States. The visa requires a capital investment to either start or purchase a business and the amount of the investment depends on the type of business. Also,

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E-2 Investor Visa for Wellness Retreat Approved in Australia

We just had an E-2 Investor visa approval at the consulate in Melbourne Australia.  The business owner will start her wellness retreat in New York and California in September.  Past results do not predict future success. Come to Scott Legal Services, P.C. for all of your E-2 Visa needs.  Contact

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E-2 Investor Visa Approved in Germany for Photographer

We just had an E-2 Visa approval at the consulate in Frankfurt for a wedding photographer. The investment amount was low and the visa was approved for an initial period of 2 years.  (Past results cannot predict future success). For all of your E-2 Visa needs, come to Scott Legal

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Scott Legal Services to Attend EB-5 Investor Conference in Chicago

EB-5 Investor Visas are a Visa option available to Investors who are either purchasing or starting a business in the U.S. who can invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000 and create 10 full-time jobs.  The EB-5 conference in Chicago has over a dozen panels lead by renowned EB-5 attorneys. The EB-5

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E-2 Visa Approved at Canadian Consulate for Gas Station/Convenience Store

Our client purchased a gas station and convenience store and we assisted with both the visa and the business plan.  The visa was approved for 5 years at the Consulate in Toronto and the E-2 Investor will move to the U.S. with his wife and son.  Call Scott Legal Services,

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E-2 Visa Approved for a Mobile Application Technology Start Up in London

Our client developed a mobile application for sale by apple and other vendors.  Even though the investment expenditure was relatively low, the visa was approved at the London Consulate.  Call Scott Legal Services, P.C. for your E-2 Visa needs. Past results do not guarantee future success.

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Kelly Weiner, Esq. Joins Scott Legal Services, P.C.

We are pleased to announce that Kelly Weiner, Esquire will join Scott Legal Services P.C. as a full-time associate in our New York office on September 2nd. 2014.  Ms. Weiner will focus primarily on immigration law. Ms. Weiner graduated summa cum laude (top 3 out of 389 students) from New York Law School

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Are you Going to Travel with a Green Card? Steps to Ensure You Do Not Lose Your Green Card

Many are under the mistaken impression that once they have a green card it cannot be taken away.  Perhaps this comes from the name of the card “Permanent Resident Card” but it is far from permanent.  There is a long list of reasons a green card holder can be deported

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The Evidentiary Criteria EB-1 – Extraordinary Ability Green Card

We have summarized elements below related to EB-1 Extraordinary Ability Green Cards.  The purpose of this section is to prompt you to consider areas in your professional life that we may be able to pull out and use in the application and to provide those elements to the letter writers.

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The Evidentiary Criteria Outstanding Professor & Researcher

We have summarized a number of elements below that you and your letter writers may consider when writing about you. The purpose of this section is to prompt you to consider areas in your professional life that we may be able to pull out and use in the application and

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E-2 Visa Approved for Mobile App Start-Up without an RFE

Scott Legal Services, P.C. just processed an E-2 Visa for a mobile application company and it was approved without a even a change of status. The investment amount was low and the visa was still approved.  Please note that past results do not impact future results.  Call us today to

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E-2 Visa Processing and the E-2 Visa Interview

An E-2 visa is an excellent visa choice for those who have a small (or large) amount of money and wish to invest that money to buy or start a business in the U.S..  In order to qualify for the Visa, applicants must meet specific requirements and these requirements are

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. gets E-2 Visa for Auto Repair Shop Approved with Low Investment Amount

An E-2 Visa is a visa that is perfect for foreign nationals who want to buy or start a business in the U.S..  We recently processed an E-2 visa for a foreign national from Romania who purchased a car repair shop for $50,000.  His visa was approved without a request

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Scott Legal Services gets Outstanding Professor & Researcher Petition Approved without RFE!

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Can an E-2 Investment be from a Gift or Loan?

An E-2 Visa is an investor visa that requires an entrepreneur to invest a certain amount of capital in the in the United States to either start a business or purchase one.  The entrepreneur must be from certain countries and the amount of the investment depends on the type of

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. launches Ivy Lawyers’ Network

Scott Legal Services, P.C. is pleased to announce that we have just launched the Ivy Lawyers’ Network (ILN).   The group is led by the founder, Ian E. Scott, and  ILN is a group of 25 lawyers from Ivy League schools that specialize in a number of practice areas. The

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Visa Lottery Results Out!

The visa lottery awards green cards to over 50,000 lucky winners each year.  The applications are completed in October and the winners are announced in May.  You can check the results here. Please click the link below to check DV-2014 and DV-2015 Entrant Status: http://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ESC/  

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. hires associate to work on Family Immigration & Removal (Deportation) Cases

Scott Legal Services P.C. used to focus primarily on business immigration but we recently hired an associate to deal with family based immigration cases and deportation cases.

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USCIS Finishes H-1B Receipts

USCIS announced on Friday May 2nd that data entry of all FY15 H-1B cap petitions has been completed. USCIS will now begin returning all H-1B cap petitions that were not selected in the lottery. U.S. businesses use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in occupations that require highly specialized

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The Immigration Marriage Interview What To Expect During Your Immigration Marriage Interview

For most who apply for a green card on behalf of their spouse, the marriage interview is not really something to worry about.  While the examiner will ask questions, the questions will be of a more general nature and are easy to answer if your relationship is legitimate. For example,

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Scott Legal Services, P.C. to attend AILA conference in Boston

Scott Legal Services, P.C. will attend the American Immigration Lawyer Association’s annual conference in Boston in June. This four-day conference, which is the largest gathering of the immigration law community each year, offers a comprehensive educational program and CLE offerings with over 120 substantive sessions. Sessions will be located throughout

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