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Jenny Zhan

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New COVID Test Rule for International Travelers

The Biden Administration has announced today that, starting from December 6, all inbound international airline passengers aged 2 and up, regardless of citizenship or vaccination status, must submit a negative COVID test taken within 1 calendar day of travel in…
December 3, 2021
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E-2 Visa Approval in Toronto

Scott Legal is happy to announce that we just received an E-2 visa approval at the consulate in Toronto. The company operates a junk hauling franchise. The applicant is a Canadian national and was granted the visa for 5 years.…
October 4, 2021
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National Interest Exception Approved at JFK

We just had two National Interest Exception applications approved by the CBP office at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City. The approvals were for two J-1 visa holders who work as researchers in the public health…
October 1, 2021
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E-2 Visa Approval in Toronto

We just had an E-2 visa approved at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The applicant is a national of Canada and the U.S. entity is located in California. The visa was approved for 5 years. The business is a franchise…
October 1, 2021
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Public Charge Rule Eliminated

The Biden Administration announced that it will no longer defend the 2019 public charge rule in court. The rule went through many different lawsuits, causing constant changes in the implementation of the rule, sometimes changing from one day to the…
March 10, 2021

I am a dual national with a valid U.S. visa in a passport that has expired. Can I use the visa with my other passport, which has not expired? Is it possible to receive the same visa in each of my passports

Unfortunately, the answer to both questions is no. Background Some countries allow nationals to hold more than one citizenship. For example, an individual born in Colombia might become a dual national by acquiring Swiss citizenship, thereby giving them the option…
March 5, 2021
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Eb-1a Green Card: Questions and Answers

The EB-1A is an employment-based green card for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. Here are some common questions and answers about the Eb-1a green card: Do I have to have an O-1 visa first…
February 26, 2021