USCIS have announced that they have plans to reassign some green card and naturalization cases from local field offices with long backlogs to those [...]
E-2 Visa approval for Company that Sells and Installs Commercial Storage Equipment at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto
We just had an E-2 investor visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The applicant was granted the visa for 5 years and the [...]
July 2019 Visa Bulletin: New Cutoff Date Imposed for EB-5 India. Will I have to wait for an EB-5 visa if I’m Indian?
The State Department announced on June 13, 2019 that, due to high demand, a cutoff date of May 1, 2017 will be applied for [...]
E-2 Visa approval for a Tax Consulting Company at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto for a National of Switzerland
We just had an E-2 investor visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Toronto. The applicant was granted the visa for 4 years and [...]
USCIS has released data for the first half of fiscal year 2019 confirming that denial and RFE rates have continued to increase for nonimmigrant [...]
USCIS announced that starting on June 10, 2019, it will accept premium processing requests for all remaining FY 2020 H-1B Cap cases. Premium processing [...]
The U.S. Embassy in New Zealand announced that starting on June 10, 2019, eligible New Zealand companies and nationals will be able to apply [...]
We just had an E-3 visa approval at the U.S. Embassy in London for an Executive of a media company. The applicant was applying for [...]
The Department of Homeland Security have submitted a proposal to charge an unknown amount of fee for companies registering foreign nationals for the upcoming [...]
Last week, the U.S. Department of State updated the DS160 and DS260 forms to include a question asking for the applicant’s last 5 years [...]
How do I make sure my E-2 case is strong enough? What are some things that Consulates view as red flags in an E-2 application?
Scott Legal recently consulted with a client who wanted to know if their E-2 application was strong enough to submit to the Consulate and [...]
In lighthearted and joyous news today, the U.S. Embassy in Vienna has announced on Facebook that the U.S. Ambassador to Austria, Trevor Traina, signed [...]
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) petition and application fees will increase on June 24, [...]
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 [...]