USCIS have announced today that it has began to accelerate USCIS’ transition into a digital business model. Starting today, Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change [...]
We just received an H-1B approval from USCIS for a cap-subject H-1B. The applicant is a Nanotechnology Engineer and has a Master's Degree from [...]
Can I quit my current job and start working at another employer while my I-485 is pending? Can I use my approved EAD to work at another employer?
Many employment based green card applications are processed while an applicant is on an H-1B visa. This usually involves filing an I-140 petition along [...]
USCIS has announced on May 17, 2019 that is has completed all data entry for fiscal year 2020 H-1B cap-subject lottery selection. USCIS has [...]
We just had an E-2 employee visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Bern. The business is an advertising and marketing company serving the cigar [...]
Scott Legal, P.C. focuses on business immigration cases for employers, investors and entrepreneurs, (E-2, EB-5, H-1B, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, O visas, NIW, PERM and [...]
Scott Legal just had immigrant visas approved for a diversity lottery applicant and his family. The applicant and his family are from Germany and their interview [...]
U.S. Statement Department have announced that they have chosen the winners of the FY 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes [...]
Can you Operate an E-2 Business before the E-2 visa is issued? Can I Operate a business without a visa? Do I need the E-2 visa to operate the business?
An E-2 visa is a great option for an entrepreneur who wants to start or purchase a business in the U.S. You can find [...]
We just had an E-2 approved for a 2-year extension of status by USCIS. The applicant was a national of Pakistan. The E-2 enterprise operates [...]
We just had an E-2 visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Copenhagen. The business is a luxury travel company that rents villas and arranges [...]
Preliminary Injunction Issued on August 2018 Unlawful Presence Memorandum for F, J, and M Visa Holders
On May 18, 2018, USCIS issued a memorandum announcing that it will radically revise how unlawful presence is accrued for students and exchange visitors [...]
What happens if the Petitioner of an I-130 petition dies before beneficiary gets a green card? Can a beneficiary still get a green card if a Relative dies?
If you are a U.S. citizen or a green card holder, you can file form I-130 and sponsor certain family relatives for a green [...]
Israeli Nationals outside of the US can now Apply for E-2 Visas, Israeli Nationals Inside the US can now Change Status to E-2, and Israeli E-2 Visa Validity Length Announced.
The E-2 treaty investor agreement signed between the United States and Israel came into effect on May 1, 2019. Israeli nationals who are interested [...]
A Presidential Memorandum was released on April 22 directing the Departments of State and Homeland Security to recommend ways to reduce the number of [...]
We just had an E-3 employee visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Vancouver. The applicant was granted the visa for 2 years and [...]
I was selected in a Diversity Visa Lottery. How do I qualify for the Diversity Lottery Green Card? What documents do I need to submit for the Diversity Lottery?
If you receive notification from the Electronic Diversity Visa Website that you have been selected in the Diversity Visa Program, you must complete numerous [...]
How do you Register an E-2 Company? Does an Investor have to be issued an E-2 visa? Can an E-2 employee get a visa without an E-2 investor?
An E-2 visa is a visa category for entrepreneurs who want to either start or buy a business in the United States. When applying [...]
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has implemented policy to no longer process L visa renewal applications for Canadian nationals at border and [...]
E-2 Visa renewal approval for a Consulting Company at the U.S. Consulate in London for a National of Germany
We just had an E-2 visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in London. The applicant was renewing the E-2 visa and the business is [...]
Starting on June 1, 2019, USCIS forms can no longer be requested on the phone. Previously, by calling USCIS’ client services, individuals can request [...]
I am a U.S. citizen and my child was born abroad. Is my child a U.S. citizen? What should I do after my child is born? Can my child get a U.S. passport?
If you are a U.S. citizen and your child was born outside the U.S., your child may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth. However, simply [...]
My Green Card application is pending, and my EAD card and Advance parole are about to expire. Do I have to renew them? Do I have to pay for the renewals?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You filed your Green Card application with the USCIS and you simultaneously applied for an Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) [...]
USCIS has received sufficient number of petitions for the congressionally-mandated 20,000 H-1B master cap for FY 2020. The 65,000 regular cap was reached last [...]
My immigrant visa was approved at the U.S. Consulate abroad: Will I be able to enter the U.S. when I do not have my green card yet? How long will it take to get my green card?
If your green card application (such as family based green card, employment green card, or green card through the diversity lottery) was approved at [...]
We just had an L-1A employee approval from U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The business sells franchises for a popular Indian restaurant brand. The applicant is [...]
What is Implied Departure? How can a Canceled Plane Ticket Impact Your USCIS Application? I cancelled my airline ticket, will it impact immigration?
For national security reasons, airlines routinely transmit passenger information to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) whenever a plane ticket is purchased. This is done [...]
What is the Adam Walsh Act? How can the Adam Walsh Act limit the immigration rights of a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder?
Form I-130 is an immigration form submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) by a U.S. citizen or Green card holder [...]
USCIS has received sufficient number of petitions for the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa regular cap for FY 2020. USCIS will now determine whether it [...]
The U.S. Embassy in Madrid has issued new guidelines for submitting E-2 visa applications which will take effect on April 23, 2019. For citizens [...]