Many of our E-2 Treaty Investor clients have spouses and children included in their applications as derivative beneficiaries. Some have large families with small [...]
I got my E-2 visa! Now What? What Should I Know While Running an E-2 Business? Tips to Keep in Mind While Running an E-2 Enterprise.
So your E-2 application was approved. Congratulations! The E-2 visa classification permits you to come to the United States to operate your E-2 company, [...]
What are the H-1B Employer Obligations? What Does an Employer have to do when Filing an H-1B Petition?
What are an employer’s obligations when H-1B employment starts? The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa suitable for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree [...]
If I have a Green Card Petition Outstanding Can I Apply for an E-2 Visa? What is Non-Immigrant Intent?
Each time someone enters the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, B-2, TN, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1) they enter with a specific intent regarding [...]
When an E-2 visa application is filed with a foreign U.S. consulate for processing, the applicant will have either already scheduled the consular appointment [...]
Want to Start a Business in the U.S.? The Most Common Investment Visas. What are the Visas Available for Starting a Business in the U.S.?
E-2 Visa or E-1 Visa (Treaty Investor or Trader) An E-2 visa allows nationals from certain countries to either buy or start a business [...]
Can Intellectual Property be used as an E-2 Investment? IP as Investment for an E-2 Visa: Potential Issues & Pitfalls
The E-2 visa is among the best options for foreign nationals of certain countries to live and work in the United States. The E-2 [...]
The B-1 classification is available to foreign nationals who desire to enter the U.S. for short-term business activities. The B-1 classification does not, however, [...]
What is the proposed RAISE Act? What is the New Proposal to Cut Legal Immigration? Will the Trump Administration Cut Immigration? What is the New Immigration Bill?
On August 2, 2017, two Republican Senators introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act with the endorsement of the President. [...]
What is the Dream Act 2017 Bill? Is it different from DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)?
The Dream Act 2017 Bill was introduced into Congress last week with bi-partisan support. In a political time where immigration policies and immigrants seem [...]
Non-immigrant visas are temporary visas that allow applicants to visit, live or work in the U.S.. Some common examples are: H-1B Visa, TN Visa, [...]
The E-2 visa is an excellent option for certain foreign nationals who seek to live and work in the United States. The E-2 [...]
Do all companies have to disclose sensitive financial information to get L-1 petitions approved? If my company is large and successful, what do I have to submit to get an L-1 petition approved?
The L-1 visa allows companies abroad to transfer executives, managers and employees with specialized skills and knowledge to U.S. companies with whom they have [...]
What is humanitarian reinstatement? What happens if my petitioning family member passes away before my visa is available?
Anyone who has gone through the family based immigration process knows that it can take a very long time, sometime years or even decades, [...]
What is a 204(l) or relief for surviving relatives? What happens if my petitioning relative dies before I adjust to a green card holder? What happens if I am the derivative beneficiary of an application and the principal beneficiary dies before I adjust to a green card holder?
Immigration relief for families is in many cases tied to a petitioning family member (a principal), or in other instances, it is tied to [...]
On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced that it was delaying the effective date of [...]
If you’ve ever filled out USCIS forms, you have no doubt come across references to “A Numbers”. This can easily be confused with an [...]
Are extraordinary ability visas available for professions outside of the arts? What do I need to show to qualify for an extraordinary ability visa if I am not in the arts?
The O visa, which is a classification for people with extraordinary ability, is often used by people with professions in the arts as its [...]
Having a nonimmigrant visa application denied produces a number of very real setbacks for the applicant. In the case of an E-2 visa, typically [...]
Under certain circumstances, E-2 visa holders may seek permanent status in the US and apply for a green card. It is important to note [...]
TN Visas in the Graphic Design Job Category: A Job Description in an Ever-Broadening Category of Employment
Scott Legal has increasingly been filing TN visas for Canadian and Mexican NAFTA professionals seeking entry into the U.S. in the Graphic Designer occupation [...]
A TN visa is a visa available to Canadians and Mexicans and is based on a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The visa [...]