USCIS has announced on March 25, 2020 that it has temporarily closed its offices in Rome, Italy and Nairobi, Kenya to the public due [...]
There are certain situations when our clients qualify for both an E-1 and an E-2 visa. An E-2 visa is a great option if [...]
Coronavirus Update: Canada, United States, and Mexico Closed Border to Tourism and Recreational Travel For 30 Days
Starting on March 21 and continuing to at least April 20, the land borders between Canada, the United States, and Mexico will be restricted [...]
What are E-1 treaty countries? Is my country an E-1 treaty country? What is visa validity period? What is reciprocity period? What is authorized period of stay?
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home country. If you want [...]
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You are manufacturing certain products in the U.S. and selling these products to your U.S. customers. You are importing [...]
Coronavirus Update: USCIS Announced Temporary Suspension of Premium Processing for All I-129 and I-140 Petitions
USCIS has announced today, March 20, the immediate and temporary suspension of premium processing service for all Form I-129 and Form I-140 petitions until [...]
Do I need an Entity for an E-1 visa in my home country? Do I need an entity for an E-1 visa in the U.S.?
Do I need to have an entity in my home country? Let’s analyze the following scenario: you have been importing goods from your home [...]
We just had an H-1B approval through U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The applicant was already in the U.S. on an H-1B and changed [...]
The short answer is: it depends. In all situations, the trade will have to continue in your home country to meet the E-1 requirement [...]
Do I need a business plan for an E-1 visa? If an E-1 Business Plan is not required, why should I submit one? Should I prepare and E-1 Business Plan?
You are not required to submit a Business Plan with your E-1 application, but it still may be a good idea to submit one. [...]
I am in the United States on Visa Waiver or ESTA and my Period of Admission is Expiring. What is Satisfactory Departure and how can I request this during the Coronavirus?
The Visa Waiver Program or ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is a program that allows citizens from certain countries (38 countries) to apply [...]
The White House issued another presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions and quarantines on travelers from countries in the United Kingdom and Ireland starting on [...]
What is a specialty occupation? Do I have to have a degree to qualify for an H-1B visa? Do I have to have a degree from a U.S. University to qualify for an H-1B visa?
If your employer wants to sponsor you for an H-1B visa, the job position must be a specialty occupation, meaning, that it requires a [...]
Can a H-1B Petition Still Be Approved If I Don’t Have a Professional License That is Required for a Job? What Happens If I Do Not Have a License to Practice a Job That Require a License?
There are certain specialty occupations that require the appropriate licensure in order to be able to perform the duties required on the job. For [...]
Announced on March 11 and March 12, the U.S. Embassies in Rome, Italy and Kingston, Jamaica are closed to visa and other routine services. [...]
The White House issued another presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions and quarantines on travelers from countries in the European Schengen Area starting on 5 [...]
Coronavirus Update: New York and New Jersey Asylum Offices Cancel Interview Decision Pick-Up Appointments
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the New York Asylum Office and the Newark Asylum Office has, effective March 12 until further notice, cancelled [...]
We just had an E-2 spousal visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Islamabad, Pakistan. The E-2 employee visa was approved in 2019 and the E-2 [...]
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemeni nationals have been extended for 18 months, from March 4, 2020 to September 3, 2021. Current Beneficiaries will [...]
Who are derivative beneficiaries? When can my spouse and children apply for green cards as derivative beneficiaries? What if I get married after the I-130 petition is approved?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: your parent is a U.S. citizen, you are older than 21, and your U.S. citizen parent wants to sponsor [...]
Can an immigration officer search my electronic devices at the border? What is a basic search? What is an advanced search? Can the officer search my cloud?
In short, they can pretty much search whatever they want. You can certainly refuse any search but the officer may not admit you and/or [...]
What is an E-1 Visa? What are the E-1 visa requirements? Can I apply for an E-1 visa? Can my family apply for an E-1 visa? Can I hire employees from my home country?
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home country. To qualify for [...]
What is a B-2 tourist visa? Do I have to have residence abroad when applying for a B-2 visa? What activities are permitted on a B-2 tourist visa? Birth Tourism on B-2 Visa
If you want to temporarily visit the United States for pleasure, you should apply for a B-2 tourist visa. Please note that if you [...]
The White House issued another presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions and quarantines on travelers from Iran starting on 5 PM EST March 2, 2020 [...]
We just had an EB-2 national interest waiver approval for an engineer. The application was approved without an RFE and the applicant will now [...]
One of our clients was recently approved for a TN visa. The applicant was granted the visa as a Management Consultant based on five years [...]