E-2 Visa Approved for an Italian National at the U.S. Consulate in Rome

We just received a 5-year approval at the U.S. Consulate in Rome for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of an Italian national treaty investor. With his American partner, the investor co-founded a consulting business specializing in the introduction and promotion of Made in Italy products to the U.S. market. Please note that past

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Why Hiring a Lawyer to Draft Your Business Plan Can Increase Your Chances of Approval for an E-2 Visa

Abbreviations, jargon, and buzzwords.  Every profession is plagued with obscure, industry-specific vocabulary.  We routinely use these terms and phrases and because careers are such an important part of our lives, we often take for granted that they are not part of everyday parlance.  In fact, these words may have absolutely

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USCIS Reaches H-1B Cap for FY 2017

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has reached the congressionally mandated H-1B cap for fiscal year (FY) 2017. The agency has again received more than the limit of 20,000 H-1B petitions filed under the U.S. advanced degree exemption. USCIS will use a computer-generated process, also known as the lottery, to randomly select

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B-1 in Lieu of H-1B: What is It and How Can It Help my Business?

The B-1, Business Visitor Visa has many uses and is a valuable visa for people seeking to come to the United States to perform limited business activities such as attending a conference or a Board Meeting. However, the B-1 visa specifically prohibits the visa holder from engaging in traditional work

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E-2 Visa Approved for Two Canadian Investors at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

We just received an approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for an E-2 visa filed on behalf of two Canadian investors and a dependent spouse. The investors, a father-and-son business team, co-own and will manage two family-style eateries and provide catering services. Please note that past results do not

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E-2 Visa Granted by USCIS for a Freight Forwarding Company for Investor from Turkey

We just received an approval for E-2 visa and change of status applications filed at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a Turkish investor and his spouse. The applicant invested in and became co-owner of a Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier and Freight Forwarding company dealing with import and export procedures

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What is the LLC Publication Requirement and How Does it Impact my New Business?

What is the LLC Publication requirement? Limited Liability Companies formed in New York must publish notice of the company’s formation in two publications (one daily and one weekly) for six consecutive weeks. The notices must be posted within 120 days of the time the LLC is formed or the company

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E-2 Visa Approved for Canadian Investor in the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of Canada at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The visa was approved for a single investor who started a company that offers diversified indirect lending solutions. Turn to Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your E-2 visa and Corporate needs.  Past

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The National Visa Center launched new EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk on February 22, 2016

Starting February 22, 2016, National Visa Center (NVC) customers with questions related to an approved I-526 petition will now be able to correspond with the National Visa Center (NVC) using a dedicated e-mail address: NVCeb5@state.gov. Upon receipt of an approved petition from USCIS, the Investor Assistance Desk will oversee the addition

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Documents Associated with the Purchase of a Business?

What are the Key Documents Associated with the Purchase of a Business? The purchase and sale of a business can be conducted by either a purchase of assets or by buying the stock or membership units of the target business.  For any purchase transaction, there are a number of key

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? Should you Buy Assets of a Company or Buy the Stock?

Should you Buy Assets of a Company or Buy the Stock?  Two of the principal ways of acquiring a business include purchasing of a target company’s assets and purchase of the stock or membership units of the target company.  The best option to use in any particular transaction is dependent

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Elements of a Purchase Sale Agreement for a Business?

What are the Key Elements of a Purchase Sale Agreement for a Business? A Purchase Sale Agreement is the legal document that specifies all of the terms and conditions associated with the purchase and sale of a company or the assets.  The document outlines the price, the payment method (For

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Considering Buying a Business in the United States? What are the Key Provisions in an Operating Agreement?

What are the Key Provisions in an Operating Agreement? A limited liability company is a business entity structure that limits your liability to the assets invested in the company.  As such, if the business is ever sued, the owner or owners of an LLC is/are not personally liable.  LLCs were

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E-2 Visa Approved for Online Gaming Platform for Australian National at the Sydney Consulate

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of Australia at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney. The visa was approved for an employee of a company operating an online gaming platform which allows gamers to play video games and compete for cash.  Turn to Scott Legal, P.C. for all

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E-2 Visa Approved for Risk/IT Consulting Company for British National at the London Consulate

Scott Legal, P.C. just received an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of the United Kingdom at the U.S. Consulate in London. The single investor started a consulting company providing a full-range of risk and IT services, specializing in project management, business analysis, business process renewal and management consulting.  Turn to

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E-2 Visa Approved for HR Consultancy Company for British National

Scott Legal, P.C. just had an approval for an E-2 visa for a national of the United Kingdom at the U.S. Consulate in London. The single investor started a consultancy company focused on assisting new and growing companies with human resources services, ranging from recruitment to long-term strategic people planning.  Turn to

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¿Puedo Viajar Si Mi I-526 Está Pendiente? ¿Cómo Impacta el Viajar una Petición de Visa de Inmigración?

Resumen de la EB5 El proceso de la EB-5 es un proceso de 3 pasos. En cada paso un formulario gubernamental y documentación acreditadora se deben tramitar con el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de los Estados Unidos (USCIS). Los pasos son los siguientes: Tramite el Formulario I-526, Petición Inmigratoria

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¿Cómo Funcionan las Fuentes de Financiamiento de la EB-5?

Ejemplo de Información de las Fuentes de Financiamiento de la EB-5 como Regalo Familiar Cuando tramita una petición de inversor EB-5 (Petición I-526), el inversor debe demostrar que el dinero que esta invirtiendo viene de una “fuente legitima” y que el dinero fue “obtenido mediante medios legales”. El inversor tiene

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Can I Use a Home Office for an E-2 Visa?

An E-2 visa is the perfect visa option for an entrepreneur that wants to start a business in the United States.  You can find the full set of E-2 visa requirements by clicking here. One of the E-2 requirements is that the U.S. Company must have office or other leased

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¿Cuáles son los Gastos Comunes de la Inversión E-2? ¿Cómo Puedo Incrementar el Monto de Mi Inversión E-2?

La visa E-2 es una gran opción de visa para un negocio o un individuo que quiere empezar su negocio en los E.E.U.U. Todos los requisitos de la visa E-2 se pueden encontrar haciendo click aquí. Uno de los requisitos es que el inversor invierta una “suma substancial” de dinero

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¿Necesito un Plan de Negocio Para Obtener la Visa L-1?

Quiero patrocinar a un empleado para una visa L-1. ¿Necesito un plan de negocio para mi compañía? Si, generalmente, todas las peticiones para la L-1 deben incluir un plan de negocios para la compañía de los E.E.U.U. Sin embargo, la importancia de dicho plan puede variar, dependiendo en el tamaño

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¿Cómo Abrir una Cuenta Bancaria en los E.E.U.U. Cuando Está Aplicando Para una Visa E-2? Los Pasos a Seguir para Abrir Un Número de EIN y una Cuenta Bancaria en los E.E.U.U. Cuando Está Aplicando Para una Visa E-2.

Una visa E-2 es una excelente opción de visa de inversores para un individuo o compañía que quiere empezar un negocio en los E.E.U.U. La visa E-2 está disponible para los nacionales de ciertos países dentro del Tratado (alrededor de 80 está en la lista) y requiere que el inversor

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E-2 Visa Granted by USCIS for Halal Grocery Investor from Bangladesh

We just received approval for an E-2 visa and change of status applications filed at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a Bangladeshi investor and his family. The applicant invested in and became majority owner of a Halal grocery. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome.

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Nais Mo bang Magtayo o Magsimula ng Negosyo sa Estados Unidos? Puede ang E-2 Visa Para Sa Iyo!

Ang ideya ba ng pagsisimula ng iyong sariling negosyo ay isang bagay na palagi mong naiisip? Kung ganun nga, pareho tayo! Dahil hindi ako isang green card holder, hindi ko naisip na isang opsyon para sa akin ang magtayo ng sariling negosyo dito sa Estados Unidos. Hindi rin ako nahikayat na

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E-2 Investor Visas for Consulting & Research Firm for two Turkish Nationals Approved at the Consulate in Istanbul

We just received approval for an E-2 visa application at the US consulate in Istanbul, Turkey for two Turkish nationals. The applicants started a corporate consulting and research firm. Please note that past results do not predict future outcome. Please contact Scott Legal, P.C. for all of your immigration and

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