An E-2 visa is a visa available for foreign nationals who want to purchase or start a business in the U.S.. An E-2 investor [...]
New Regulations Expand Eligibility for 10-day Grace Periods and Add 60-Day Grace Period for Many Nonimmigrant Workers.
On January 17, 2017, a new rule aimed at the retention of immigrant workers and program improvements for high-skilled nonimmigrant workers went into effect. [...]
The Executive Orders signed on January 27th, 2017 have created anxiety for the international community and unexpected questions related to the administration of immigration [...]
President Trump Bans Entry to the U.S. for Nationals of Seven Countries – How Will the Executive Order Impact Me?
At the end of the first week in office, President Trump signed an executive order that imposes a 90 day ban on foreign nationals [...]
What is a Green Card Option if you are Being Deported? What is Cancellation of Removal? A One Page Summary of Cancellation of Removal
What is Cancellation of Removal? (Deportation is the same thing as Removal) An Immigration remedy that stops your deportation that is available to immediate [...]
Can I Apply for an EB5 Immigrant Investor Visa using my E-2 company? Does an E-2 Visa Lead to an EB-5 Visa? Does an E-2 Visa Lead to a Green Card?
What is an E-2 Visa? An E-2 visa is a perfect visa for an individual or company who wants to start or purchase a business [...]
E-2 Visa Renewal: What do I need to know when I renew my E-2 visa? What things do I need to accomplish in time for my E-2 visa renewal?
An E-2 visa is an ideal visa for a foreign national who wants to start their own business in the U.S. The key advantages of [...]
A new immigration law was published recently that opens the door for another visa option for Entrepreneurs. Where in the past, foreign entrepreneurs could [...]
What is the National Interest Waiver? Will the New National Interest Waiver Standard Help Entrepreneurs? How can I obtain a green card without going through the labor certification process?
In order to obtain a green card through an employer, in most instances your employer must go through a labor certification process through the [...]
L-1A Visas: How do I determine if the U.S. Company has been operating or doing business for more than one year?
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 or open [...]
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 [...]