An H-1B visa is a visa that allows U.S. employers to hire applicants in specialty occupations. The visa has a relatively low bar in [...]
What is an E-1 Treaty Trader Visa? What are the Requirements for an E-1 Visa? What are the Differences between an E-2 and E-1 Visa?
An E-1 visa is a Treaty Trader Visa and allows nationals from certain countries to live and work in the United States to engage [...]
The O-1B is an employment based nonimmigrant classification for artists who have garnered a high level of distinction in their field. Sometimes informally called [...]
I’m an immigrant and I’ve been arrested, will I be deported under President Trump’s Executive Actions? What can I do to protect myself from deportation after an arrest?
In his first week of office, President Trump signed several Executive Actions, among them three that directly relate to immigration. One order, Enhancing Public [...]
Each year, the United States admits thousands of foreign nationals to work in various industries around the country. Many of these foreign nationals work [...]
The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa which allows U.S. employers to temporarily hire foreign workers in specialty occupations. To qualify for the visa, the [...]
An E-2 visa allow a foreign national to purchase or invest in a company in the U.S. and obtain a visa for an indefinite [...]
What is the Cuban Adjustment Act? Have there been changes to the Cuban Adjustment Act since the repeal of the “wet foot/dry foot” policy?
When an individual applies for a green card within the United States, an application is submitted for an adjustment of status to lawful permanent [...]
What to do after you visa application has been denied? My visa application has been denied, what can I do when I reapply?
Scott Legal, P.C. has worked on hundreds of immigration cases and have seen a wide spectrum of cases ranging from humanitarian cases to immigrant [...]
What Does Marginality Mean for an E-2 Visa? How Do I Prove That My E-2 Business is Not Marginal? Do I have to Hire U.S. Workers if I Get an E-2 Visa?
The E-2 Investor visa is a nonimmigrant visa available to foreign investors and entrepreneurs who want to start and run a business in the [...]
One of the most frequent questions we get from potential clients is “how much do I have to spend to qualify for an E-2 [...]
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 [...]