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1. Everything you wanted to know about E-2 visas & the Renewal Process

December 3, 2020, 12:00PM EST

This seminar will go over the E-2 visa requirements including the E-2 visa rules and regulations. The panelists will cover; How much investment is enough; What are the E-2 visa employee requirement; Business Plan considerations; New E-2 visa developments and adjudication trends (including the impact of the Biden Administration on E-2 visas and Covid 19 considerations); Some issues and complex areas that come up with E-2 visas; Common reasons for E-2 visa denials; and What it takes to renew an E-2 visa. Our expert panel will also leave time for questions and answers. Attendees will also receive a free E-2 visa guide after the seminar.

2. E-2 Visa to Green Card - Some Green Card Options Available to E-2 Investors

December 10, 2020, 2:30PM EST

An E-2 visa is a great visa for those who want to start or buy a business in the U.S. The E-2 visa can be renewed indefinitely but does not lead to a green card. Some applicants decide that they may want to “upgrade” their E-2 visa to a green card. This seminar goes over the EB-5 direct requirements and some other Green Card options (National Interest Waiver, Sponsorship, etc.) with an emphasis on those moving from an E-2 visa to a green card.

3. Does a TN Visa Require Sponsorship - The TN Visa Requirements Explained

January 14, 2021, 2PM EST

This seminar will go over the TN visa requirements including: The TN visa requirements explained; what is Sponsorship? Why a TN Visa does not require Sponsorship; tips of how to deal with prospective employers; differences for Canadian and Mexican Nationals; difficult TN categories (Management Consultant & Economist); the TN Application process explained; and some tips and common TN visa pitfalls. Our expert panel of Kelly LeGrand Weiner and Michael Vrazdova will also leave time for questions and answers.

4. Visa Options for Entrepreneurs in the United States

January 21, 2021, 12 PM EST

Visa Options for Entrepreneurs in the United States

The U.S. is the land of opportunity and what better place is there for entrepreneurs to realize their dream. This webinar will describe the main visa and green card types available to entrepreneurs including:

-E-1 Treaty Trader Visa
-E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
-National Interest Waiver (EB-2)
-EB-5 Investor Green Card
– Extraordinary Ability (O-1 & EB-1)

The seminar will focus on these visa types as they relate to entrepreneurs and will describe the requirements as well as some helpful strategies for successful cases. The presentation will also go over the B-1 requirements. The B-1 visa is the visa that is often used when an investor/entrepreneur wants to come to the U.S. to set up the business.

5. E-2 Visa to Green Card - Some Green Card Options Available to E-2 Investors

January 26, 2021, 12 PM EST

Back by popular demand!  An E-2 visa is a great visa for those who want to start or buy a business in the U.S. The E-2 visa can be renewed indefinitely but does not lead to a green card. Some applicants decide that they may want to “upgrade” their E-2 visa to a green card. This seminar goes over the EB-5 direct requirements and some other Green Card options (National Interest Waiver, Sponsorship, etc.) with an emphasis on those moving from an E-2 visa to a green card.

6. E-1 Visa Investor Requirements and Renewal Considerations

January 28, 2021, 3PM EST

An E-1 Visa is often an overlooked visa. This visa is available to nationals of certain countries that engage in trade with the U.S. This seminar will go over the E-1 visa requirements including: What is an E-1 Visa? (The E-1 requirements explained); What is Trade?; How much Trade is enough?; Other Trade considerations; How to apply for an E-1 visa; E-1 Visa developments and adjudication Trends; E-1 Visa, business plan, employee and entity considerations; Common reasons for E-1 denials; What it takes to renew an E-1. Our expert panel will also leave time for questions and answers. Attendees will also receive a free E-1 visa guide after the seminar.

7. E-2 Visa Options where the Investment Amount is Low or Risky Cases

February 4, 2021, 2PM EST

An E-2 visa a visa that is available to investors and entrepreneurs who want to live and work in the U.S. Many mistake this visa with the “million dollar” EB-5 green card, but this visa is available with investment amounts that are much lower. This webinar will summarize the E-2 visa requirements with an emphasis on investment amounts that are less than $100,000. The seminar will cover:

E-2 Visa requirements explained
Who can apply for an E-2 Visa?
How long does an E-2 visa last for?
How much investment is enough?
What are some strategies to deal with a low dollar amount?
What are some common E-2 visa expenditures? What are “good” v “bad” expenditures?
What are some common challenges and tips for consulting business?
E-2 Visa challenges for real estate investments
E-2 Visa for equity trading companies
E-2 Visa adjudication trends and hot topics
Some issues and complex areas that come up with E-2 visas

8. How to Apply for an H-1B Visa. What are some of the H-1B challenges

February 10, 2021, 2 PM EST

The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations.  This visa category requires that the beneficiary (the foreign worker) have a bachelor’s degree, and the petitioner (the U.S. company) can employ the worker for up to six years.

What are the H-1B requirements?
When can you apply for an H-1B?
What is the H-1B application process?
What is the H-1B lottery?
Family considerations
Who can pay for H-1B legal fees?
Current H-1B adjudication trends
What happens if I lose my H-1B job?
What are the H-1B grace periods?
How many times can I renew an H-1B visa?
Do I need an H-1B to apply for a green card?
What is the green card process after an H-1B? (EB-2/EB-3)
Do I have to prove that the company cannot find U.S. workers?
Questions and Answers

9. E-2 Visa Investor Requirements and Renewal Considerations

February 25, 2021, 12 PM EST

This seminar will go over the E-2 visa requirements including:
– The E-2 visa rules and regulations
– How much investment is enough?
– What are the E-2 visa employee requirements?
– Business Plan considerations
– New E-2 visa developments and adjudication trends (including the impact of the Biden Administration on E-2 visas and Covid 19 considerations)
– Some issues and complex areas that come up with E-2 visas
– Common reasons for E-2 visa denials
– What it takes to renew an E-2 visa

Our expert panel will also leave time for questions and answers. Attendees will also receive a free E-2 visa guide after the seminar.

10. Extraordinary Ability Visas in the U.S.

March 3, 2021, 12 PM EST

What are the extraordinary ability visa categories?
Explanation of O-1, EB-1, & NIW visas
What is the difference between O-1A & O-1B?
What is included in expert opinion letters?
Which category should I apply for?
Considerations when moving from a visa to a green card
Are extraordinary ability categories available for entrepreneurs?

11. How to Apply for an H-1B and E-3 Visa. What are some of the H-1B and E-3 challenges?

March 10, 2021, 1 PM EST

The E-3 visa is a non-immigrant visa that permits a company to hire workers in specialty occupations.  The visa is available to nationals from Australia only and is very similar to an H-1B visa.  The H-1B Visa does not have a country restriction.  This visa category requires that the beneficiary (the foreign worker) have a bachelor’s degree.

What are the H-1B and E-3 visa requirements and who can apply?

What is the H-1B application process, cap, and lottery? Is there a cap or lottery for E-3 visas?
Who can pay for legal fees?
Current E-3 and H-1B adjudication trends
What happens if I lose my E-3 or H-1B job?
What are the  grace periods?
How many times can I renew an E-3 or H-1B visa?
What is the green card process after an E-3 & H-1B? (EB-2/EB-3)
Do I have to prove that the company cannot find U.S. workers?

Is an E-3 visa different from an H-1B visa?

12. National Interest Waiver (NIW - EB-2 Green Card)

March 11, 2021 12 PM EST

This is an Employment Based green card category and is available to individuals who are a member of professions holding an advanced degree or those who have exceptional ability.
The national interest waiver requirements explained
How the national interest waiver can be used for entrepreneurs
Timing considerations
Considerations when moving from a non-immigrant visa to NIW
What is included in an NIW submission?
NIW Case study for entrepreneur

13. E-2 Visa Options where the Investment Amount is Low or Risky Cases

March 17, 2021 09:00 AM EST

An E-2 visa a visa that is available to investors and entrepreneurs who want to live and work in the U.S. Many mistake this visa with the “million dollar” EB-5 green card, but this visa is available with investment amounts that are much lower. This webinar will summarize the E-2 visa requirements with an emphasis on investment amounts that are less than $100,000. The seminar will cover:

E-2 Visa requirements explained
Who can apply for an E-2 Visa?
How long does an E-2 visa last for?
How much investment is enough?
What are some strategies to deal with a low dollar amount?
What are some common E-2 visa expenditures? What are “good” v “bad” expenditures?
What are some common challenges and tips for consulting business?
E-2 Visa challenges for real estate investments
E-2 Visa for equity trading companies
E-2 Visa adjudication trends and hot topics
Some issues and complex areas that come up with E-2 visas

14. E-2 Visa to Green Card - Some Green Card Options Available to E-2 Investors

March 23, 2021 9 AM EST

An E-2 visa is a great visa for those who want to start or buy a business in the U.S. The E-2 visa can be renewed indefinitely but does not lead to a green card. Some applicants decide that they may want to “upgrade” their E-2 visa to a green card. This seminar goes over the EB-5 direct requirements and some other Green Card options (National Interest Waiver, Sponsorship, etc.) with an emphasis on those moving from an E-2 visa to a green card.

15. How to Obtain a Green Card based on Employment. How to move from a visa to a Green Card through Employment

March 30, 2021 10 AM EST

How do you obtain a green card in the U.S.?
The employment based green cards
EB-1 Extraordinary Ability
EB-2 National Interest Waiver
EB-2/EB-3 (PERM)
What is the labor certification process? What is a PERM?
The green card process (adjustment of status and consular processing)
Who can pay for green card fees?
Dual intent explained. Which visas have dual intent?
Considerations when moving from a visa to a green card
Green card interview considerations
What is porting? Can I change employers during the process?
Can I change employers after I get my green card?