Monthly Archives

February 2019

Immigration

Decline in H-1B Visa Approval Rates

Last week, USCIS published data showing increases in the number of Request for Evidence (RFE) and denials issued for H-1B Visa applications. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations. This visa…
February 28, 2019
News

Ian E. Scott, Esq. featured on NBC News

Scott Legal's founder Ian Scott was interviewed by NBC news on the current state of immigration and the new visa challenges immigrants face. The article can be found on the NBC News website here. To find out more about the…
February 21, 2019
Approvals

EB-5 Approval for Indian National

Scott Legal, P.C. just had an EB-5 approval for a national from India.  The client invested in a regional center where he invested $500,000.  The EB-5 program is one where you invest $500,000 or $1,000,000 in a program or project…
February 13, 2019
Approvals

Naturalization Approval of French National

Scott Legal, P.C. had an approval for a naturalization application.  The green card holder had been in the U.S. for several years and recently decided to apply for Citizenship.  The green card holder is a French will attend the swearing in ceremony…
February 12, 2019
Approvals

TN Visa Approval for Canadian National

Scott Legal, P.C. just had a TN visa approval at Pearson International Airport for a Canadian national.  The visa was approved for 3 years and the category was engineering.  TN visas are available to Canadian and Mexican nationals that have…
February 8, 2019
Approvals

B-1 Visa Extension Approval

We just had an B-1 extension approval at the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The applicant was granted an extension of B-1 business visitor status in order to further investigate E-2 investment in the United States and will return to the…
February 6, 2019
ImmigrationNews

USCIS to Close Moscow Field Office

Due to low workload, USCIS will permanently close the Moscow field office on March 29, 2019. The last day the field office will accept applications is on February 28, 2019. The USCIS field office in Athens, Greece, will assume jurisdiction…
February 5, 2019