Scott Legal PC’s founding manager Ian Scott will sit on the AILA Midsouth Virtual conference to speak about Green Card Options for Entrepreneurs and [...]
I hired an immigration lawyer who is not licensed in the specific U.S. state I plan to move to and work in. Is she permitted to represent me on my immigration case?
Yes. A lawyer in good standing who is licensed in any of the 50 U.S. states is permitted to practice U.S. immigration law in [...]
If you are applying for a green card either through a family or employment basis, it may take several months (or even years, depending [...]
USCIS has announced that its has avoided the furlough of 70% of their employees, originally scheduled to occur on August 30. Since March, USCIS has [...]
In the September 2020 visa bulletin, there is little movement in most employment visa categories. In EB-1, China and India advanced three weeks to [...]
USCIS announced that its planning to furlough of 70% of its employees on August 31 unless Congress acts on the agency’s $1.2 billion emergency [...]
We just had a National Interest Exception Application approved at the U.S. Consulate in Paris. The approval was for an E-2 visa investor who [...]
President Trump said during a Republic convention that the U.S. may impose a toll on travelers crossing the U.S. and Mexico border. Trump claimed [...]
Can an E-2 Investor or E-2 Employee get W-2 income from another Company? Can I work for another company on my E-2 visa?
An E-2 visa is available to entrepreneurs who want to start or buy a business in the U.S. You can find out more about [...]
We just had an E-2 investor visa approval at the U.S. Embassy in London. The applicant was granted the visa for 5 years and [...]
USCIS accounted today that due to backlogs in employment authorization card productions, employers can accept work permit approval receipts when establishing employment verification in [...]
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home treaty country. An E-2 visa is a great option if [...]
Do I have to attend an Interview for my E-2 visa renewal? Can my E-2 visa renewal Interview be waived?
An E-2 visa can be issued for up to 5 years, and after that it must be renewed. The renewal process usually involves submitting [...]
On March 21, U.S., Canada, and Mexico announced that the land borders between the three countries will close to non-essential travel. The initial closure [...]
I am a green card holder and have not returned to the U.S. due to COVID-19. Will this impact my green card? How can I preserve my permanent resident status?
The Covid-19 crisis has caused large disruptions in daily life and created significant difficulties for international travel. Many green card holders were outside the [...]
ICE has announced today that it is extending its relaxed I-9 employment verification procedures for another 30 days, or until September 19, 2020. In [...]
In which country can I apply for a non-immigrant visa? Do I have to apply for a visa in my home country?
One question we often receive from our clients or potential clients is where they can apply for a non-immigrant visa (such as E-1 visa, [...]
If you are currently in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa and you want to apply for a green card while staying in the [...]
Department of Homeland Security Public Charge Rule Reinstated for all States Except for Vermont, Connecticut, and New York
On July 30, 2020, New York District Court Judge George Daniels issued a nationwide preliminary injunction on the public charge rules. On August 12, 2020, [...]
In July 2020, the Department of State announced that certain business and student travelers may apply for a National Interest Exception (“NIE”). The NIE allows [...]
What does the Presidential Proclamation on L visas mean for my application? Can I still apply for an L visa at a U.S. Consulate? Can I apply for L-1 status from within the US?
On June 22, 2020, a Presidential Proclamation was issued that impacts the ability of certain visa holders to enter the United States. Under this [...]
When you are a citizen of a country that is part of the Visa Waiver Program, you can come to the United States without obtaining a [...]
I am a Canadian national. Can I cross the U.S./Canada land border? No. The joint U.S.-Canada initiative that was first implemented on March 21, [...]
B-2 visa is a non-immigrant visa for temporary visitors who want to visit the United States for pleasure. Please note that if you qualify for ESTA, you [...]
Trump Signs Executive Order Reviewing Federal Contractor and Subcontractor Use of Nonimmigrant Workers
On August 3, the Trump Administration signed an executive order that ordered the review of federal contractor and subcontractor’s use of nonimmigrant workers and [...]
Are the Presidential proclamations banning entry from the Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland still in effect? Yes. The Presidential proclamations imposing travel [...]
What is National Interest Exception? Do I qualify for a National Interest Exception? Can I travel to the U.S. on an E-2 visa?
In July 2020, the Department of State announced that certain business and student travelers coming from Schengen countries or the U.K. (such as B-1 [...]
Our founding attorney Ian Scott has been selected to sit on a panel to share knowledge on green card options for investors and entrepreneurs. [...]