If you are an Australian national seeking to live and work in the United States, the E-3 visa may be an excellent option. The [...]
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 [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. is an immigration law firm founded on an E-2 visa. Our firm has processed hundreds of successful E-2 visa applications and [...]
Does My Spouse have to Apply for an E-2 Visa at the Same Time as Me? Can my Spouse Apply for an E-2 Visa Later?
Does My Spouse have to Apply for an E-2 Visa at the Same Time as Me? Can my Spouse Apply for an E-2 Visa [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. is an immigration law firm founded on an E-2 visa. Our founder is Canadian and the initial application was processed at [...]
I have an employee on OPT. Are they eligible for the STEM extension? What are the employer and student obligations under the STEM OPT program?
What is OPT? If you are a foreign national in the U.S. on an F-1 visa you can participate in temporary employment that is [...]
“Cap Gap” is the government’s solution to a problem that many F-1 students on Optional Practical Training (OPT) who had successfully filed an H-1B [...]
What are the New Visa Vetting Procedures? What is Extreme Vetting? What is the Form DS-5535 and will it affect my application?
On March 6, 2017, the White House issued a Memorandum which directed the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and others to [...]
The E-2 visa allows foreign nationals from certain countries to buy or start a for-profit business in the U.S. that meets certain requirements. The [...]
Acquisition of citizenship is the legal term given to children born to U.S. citizens abroad who automatically become U.S. citizens at birth. Simply being [...]
What is ESTA? ESTA stands for Electronic System for Travel Authorization and it is an automated system that allows people from certain countries to [...]
An E-2 Investor visa is a long-term visa available to nationals of certain countries who invest in a U.S. business that they want to [...]
Three Factors that Impact your E-2 Investment Amount. How Much Investment is Enough for an E-2 Visa?
The E-2 visa permits a foreign national from certain countries to live and work in the US by purchasing or starting a business. One [...]
The H-3 visa is a nonimmigrant visa which permits foreign nationals to enter the U.S. to receive professional training with a U.S. company. To [...]
I’m starting a business in the United States. When Can I Apply for an E-2 Visa? Does the E-2 Visa Have to Be Operational?
The E-2 visa classification is an optimal classification for foreign nationals starting a business in the United States, or purchasing an operating business in [...]
The L-1B visa category allows employers outside the U.S. to transfer employees with specialized knowledge to a U.S. company that is a branch, affiliate, [...]
How Do I Explain Revenue Projections in a Business Plan? The Explanation of Revenue Projections in a Business Plan.
A business plan is a document that can be used for obtaining a loan from a bank, attracting investors to invest in your business, [...]
I filed for asylum with USCIS and now I am moving to a different State—does my case have to be transferred to a different Asylum Office? Will the transfer delay my case?
Asylum applications with the USCIS, meaning asylum applications that are not filed in Immigration Court during removal proceedings, have been facing increased backlogs over [...]
I have multiple visas. Is it okay to have multiple visas in my passport at the same time? If I have two visas can I enter the U.S. on both visas?
For most foreign nationals the process of applying for a nonimmigrant visa involves filling out a DS160 form, gathering supporting documents and visiting a [...]
An E-2 visa is a visa that can be issued to nationals of certain countries who have invested a substantial amount of capital to [...]
What should be in an E-2 gift letter? Can a Gift be an E-2 Investment? Can I use a Gift for an E-2 Visa?
An E-2 Visa is a visa option available for people who want to either buy or start a business in the U.S.. One of [...]
An E-2 visa is a visa classification available to foreign nationals who wish to purchase or start their own business in the United States. [...]
The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa suitable for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent and a job offer from a [...]
An E-2 visa is a perfect visa for an individual or company who wants to start or purchase a business in the United States. In [...]
I was arrested for Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated, and I am not a U.S. citizen. What are the possible consequence of having a DUI or DWI on my immigration status?
An arrest for drunk driving, even one that does not lead to a conviction, can have a number of consequences on a person’s immigration [...]