The EB-5 program allows investor to obtain a green card if they invest either $500,000 or $1,000,000 in business or projects that will ultimately [...]
If I sponsor an employee for a green card do I have to place advertisements? What does it mean to “test the labor market”? What are the Steps for PERM?
If you are an employer planning to sponsor one of your employees for a green card, there are several steps to the process. The [...]
What happens if I get married or divorced after I file an application for asylum but before I have an interview?
If you have filed for asylum with the USCIS, you know that it is taking years to have an interview. There is currently a [...]
The U.S. Government has completed entering the data for H-1B petitions for this year. This means that if you have not yet received a [...]
We just had an E-2 visa approval for a photographer in Florida. The applicant has a photography studio and the visa was approved at [...]
When an applicant submits an immigration petition application with USCIS or through consular processing, one possible result of the petition or application is a [...]
An E-2 visa is a visa option available to certain foreign nationals who would like to start or buy a business in the U.S.. [...]
An E-2 visa is a great option for someone who wants to start a business or purchase an existing business in the United States. [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. just had an E-2 visa approval for an E-2 visa company in Osaka Japan. The investment amount was just over $100,000 [...]
Yes, it is lawful for Customs and Border Patrol to request that you provide your cell phone or laptop to be searched. Understandably, many [...]
I am working on a nonimmigrant visa and just married a US citizen. What are the steps to apply for a green card? How will filing for the green card impact my ability to work and travel?
The process of getting a green card through marriage involves filing a number of different petitions, obtaining medical clearance, gathering supporting documents and attending [...]
I am in H-1B status but I also want to study. Can I study in the U.S. in my H-1B status? Can I work and go to school at the same time in H-1B status?
If you are in H-1B status, and you can manage to fit in classes with your current schedule, it is fine to also study [...]
Did Immigration change the design of green cards and work permits? Will my green card and work permit still be valid? Do I need to get a new green card or work permit if the one I have now is not expired?
Immigration has announced plans to begin issuing green cards (“Permanent Resident Card”) and work permits (“Employment Authorization Document”) that have a new design starting [...]
Scott Legal just had an O-1 Visa Approved for Photography Re-finisher. The petition was filed with USCIS and the visa was approved for 3 [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. was able to obtain an E-2 visa approval for a franchise. The business was a Firehouse subs franchise and the visa [...]
What is a Business Plan? Do I need a Business Plan for my E-2 Visa Application? Do I need a Business Plan for my L-1 Visa?
The E-2 visa can be granted to certain foreign nationals who want to invest in and start a business in the US that would [...]
Immigration petitions can be filed either at a Consulate or United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). While the petition or form will be [...]
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 beneficiary [...]
Can I travel while my extension of status is pending? Yes, if you have an extension application pending, it is possible to travel without [...]
Scott Legal, P.C., just had a non cap H-1B approval from USCIS. The approval was the last premium processing petition that we filed prior [...]
We just had an E-2 visa approval for a national from Finland. The applicant was renewing his E-2 visa and the visa was granted [...]
We just had a client that obtained her green card after being in deportation proceedings! The client had an order of deportation that we [...]
We just had an E-2 visa approval though USCIS. The applicant applied for a change of status from an F visa to an E-2 [...]
During election campaign, Donald Trump was a vocal critic of the H-1B system claiming that the visa program stole jobs from American workers. As [...]
Does an L Visa lead to a Green Card? I am on an L-1 visa and want to apply for a green card. What are my options?
What is an L-1 visa? An L-1 visa is a great visa for an employee or owner of a company abroad who wants to transfer to [...]