For investors and entrepreneurs considering whether to apply for an E-2 investor visa, understanding the rules and regulations governing the source of funds may [...]
If I have H-1B status through a cap-exempt employer, can I apply for a concurrent H-1B with a cap-subject employer?
The H-1B is a non-immigrant status that permits companies to hire workers in specialty occupations. While the H-1B is a good option for many [...]
Rules for an L-1A visa for a new office. How do I prove my U.S. company will be doing business in the United States if the company has not started operations yet?
The L-1A visa allows companies abroad to transfer employees who have been working for them in managerial, executive or specialized knowledge roles for at [...]
Is my Purchase Sale Agreement E-2 Compliant? Why some Purchase Sale Agreements Fail to Comply with E-2 Regulations. Do I Need an Escrow Agreement for an E-2 Visa? Purchase Sale Agreements and E-2 Compliance.
Many of our E-2 clients choose to purchase an established business as their E-2 investment. The purchase of an established business comes with significant [...]
What is an I-94? The I-94 is the Arrival/Departure Record Card that the United States government uses to keep track of the arrivals and [...]
Effective December 23, 2016, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has updated many immigration application forms with corresponding increases in filing fees. We have [...]
Intent is an important concept in immigration law. Under the law, most foreign nationals coming to the United States are presumed to be immigrants [...]
Asylum is a humanitarian immigration benefit intended to protect people from persecution if returned to their country of nationality. For more information on asylum [...]
Can I Include Intellectual Property as an E-2 Visa Expense? Is IP a valid E-2 Visa Expenses? How do I Value my IP so that I Can Include it as an E-2 Visa Investment?
One E-2 visa requirement is that the investor must invest a certain amount of money in the United States. The government does not specific the [...]
Do You Need to Stay in the US for a Specified Period of Time to Set Up a Business Venture? How do I Start a Business Venture in the United States before Applying for an E-2 Visa?
For many foreign nationals seeking to start or purchase a new business in the United States, the E-2 Investor Visa may be the best [...]
What is HR 158? Are there restrictions for some dual nationals for entering the U.S. in the Visa Waiver Program?
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables citizens from a number of countries to enter the United States for periods of three months without having [...]
When an investor or foreign company wants to start operations in the United States they can select between three possible investor visas including an [...]
Breaking News: EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Extended by Congress through April 28, 2017 via Continuing Resolution Legislation
Congress extended the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program allowing the visa program to run in its current format until April 28, 2017 as part of [...]
What does it mean that a company needs a qualifying relationship to sponsor an L1A visa? What is a “qualifying relationship” in the context of 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 a U.S. office [...]
Can I apply for an E-2 visa with minimal startup costs? If I am starting a consulting firm with almost no overhead to startup, why do I need to make expenses now for an E-2 Visa?
One common question from entrepreneurs applying for an E-2 visa is how much money needs to be invested in the Company. The answer to [...]
If I am a dual citizen, what nationality can I use when applying for an E-2 visa? If I am already in the U.S. and am a dual citizen, which nationality can I use to change to E-2 status?
In order to be eligible for an E-2 visa, an applicant must be a national of a country that has an E-2 treaty with [...]
Can I volunteer while on an E2 visa? What types of volunteer activities are acceptable? Does volunteering ever count as work?
An E-2 Visa is a great visa option for an individual who wants to start a business in the U.S. The full set of E-2 [...]
How will a Trump Win Impact my E-2 Visa? Will the E-2 Visa Program be Eliminated under Trump? Can I still get an E-2 Visa with Trump as President?
On November 8th, Donald Trump surprised the world and won the U.S. election. Since the election, we have received numerous questions from our E-2 [...]
How Will a Trump Presidency Impact Immigration Law? What Will Happen to My Visa now that Trump has been Elected? Will I be Deported now that Trump Won?
Last week I would never have thought that I would be writing an article on how a Trump Presidency could impact immigration but here [...]
What are my Rights and Responsibilities as a Green Card Holder? How do I Maintain my Permanent Residence?
A “green card” or permanent resident card is a document that shows a that a person can stay in the U.S. and work here [...]
Do I have to Hire Full-Time Employees to get an E-2 Visa? Can I Hire Independent Contractors and get an E-2 Visa? Can I Hire Part-Time Employees and get an E-2 Visa? Can I Hire an Intern and Get an E-2 Visa? Do I have to Hire U.S. Workers to Get an E-2 Visa?
An E-2 visa is a good visa for someone who wants to start or purchase a business in the United States. The applicant must [...]
Are you thinking about applying for a visa? If so, you might want to consider filing your application quickly to save some money as [...]
What If I am Not From An E-2 Treaty Country? Are There Visa Options for People who are not from an E-2 Visa Country?
An E-2 visa is an investor visa granted to investors or entrepreneurs who want to start or buy a business in the U.S.. If [...]
Getting an L-1A visa for a new office: How to make the most of your time and prepare for the renewal. Some Effective L-1A New Office Strategies
An L-1A visa is a great visa for an employee or owner of a company abroad who wants to transfer to a U.S. office [...]
What is a visa quota? If I am a dual citizen, what country am I assigned to for visa quotas? What country are my spouse and I assigned to for visa quotas if we were born in different countries?
What is a visa quota? Every immigrant visa category has a quota on the number of visas that can be issued annually, and within [...]