Starting on August 29, 2019, E-2 visa reciprocity for French nationals will decrease from the current 60 months (5 years) to 15 months (1 [...]
You were on a J-1 visa program working in the United States as an intern or trainee and towards the end of your expiry [...]
New Public Charge Rules Revealed: Higher Scrutiny for Immigrant and Nonimmigrant Applicants Receiving Certain Federal Public Benefits
The Department of Homeland Security has issued the final rule on public charge. Originally published in October 10, 2018, the new rules seek to [...]
What is ESTA? What is the Visa Waiver Program? Can I Set up my E-2 visa while on ESTA? Can I work at my E-2 Visa while on ESTA? Can I set up my E-2 business while on ESTA?
The Visa Waiver Program or ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is a program that allows citizens from certain countries (38 countries) to apply [...]
Can I apply for an E-2 visa for my Dependents if I Changed Status in the U.S.? Can my Family apply for an E-2 visa at the Consulate?
When in the U.S., it may be possible to apply to change status to E-2 status. (Eg. moving from an F-1 to E-2) If [...]
Is a Car a Good E-2 visa expense? Can my car be part of my E-2 investment? Can I include a vehicle in my investment amount?
To obtain an E-2 investor visa, an applicant must spend money in the U.S. The amount of the expenditures depends on the type of [...]
One way to apply for an E-2 visa if you are in the U.S. is to file an I-129 form to change status. While [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. Embassy in Madrid has issued new guidelines for submitting E-2 visa applications which will take effect on April 23, 2019. For citizens [...]
According to the Israeli office of Population and Immigration Authority, E-2 Visas will become available for Israeli nationals starting from May 1, 2019. For [...]
My Green Card Won’t be Available for Decades, What Can I do To Move to the United States in the Meantime? Can I get an E-2 visa if I get Citizenship from Grenada?
What is Retrogression? Why Does it Happen? Are there other visa options if I cannot get a Green card? How long will I have [...]
Can I get an E-2 if I get Citizenship from Grenada? What are options for the long EB-5 waits? Is an E-2 visa an option to the long EB-5 waits? Grenada E-2 Visa
E-2 visas are available to nationals of certain countries who invest, start or buy U.S. businesses that will ultimately hire U.S. workers. You can [...]
Should I buy an E-2 business or start one? Should I start a Franchise for an E-2 Visa? Should I buy a Business for an E-2 Visa?
An E-2 visa is a good option for individuals who want to come to the U.S. to run a business. It is an entrepreneur [...]
Do I need Experience to get an E-2 Visa? Can I get an E-2 visa if I have not Operated a Business before?
An E-2 Visa is possible for virtually any business type provided the applicant invests funds and the business will sustain U.S. workers. You can [...]
New Form I-539 for Change of Status Now in Effect. Biometrics Appointments Required for Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants
New Form I-539 for Change of Status Now in Effect. Biometrics Appointments Mandatory for Non-Immigrant Visa Applicants As previously reported, the new Form I-539, [...]
Announced on March 5, 2019, the U.S. State Department has reduced visa validity length for Pakistani nationals. According to the State Department, this decision [...]
Biometrics Now Required for Certain Foreign Nationals Seeking a Change or Extension of Nonimmigrant Status
On March 11, USCIS will introduce a new Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. This revised version of the form will be implemented [...]
Four months after Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use and certain commercial activities, Canadian travelers who are [...]
Routine visa services at the U.S. mission in Caracas have been suspended indefinitely as tension between the United States and Venezuela rises. Foreign nationals [...]
Ian E. Scott will be a speaker on the E-2 panel at the National American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Conference in Orlando this June. [...]
What is Administrative Processing? What Does Administrative Processing Mean? How long can I Stay in Administrative Processing? Why was I placed in Administrative Processing?
When you apply for a visa (For example, E-2, B-1, H1-B, O-1) at a Consulate, there are several possible outcomes. The visa can be [...]
Can An E-2 Visa Denial be Appealed? What Happens if My E-2 Visa is Denied? What can you do if your E-2 visa has been Denied?
Scott Legal, P.C. has processed hundreds of E-2 visa applications and the firm has an approval rate of approximately 97%. (past results do not [...]
Have there been any Changes to the E-2 visa under Trump? Is an E-2 visa harder to get now? Have E-2 Visas Changed? Are there New Rules for E-2 Visas?
An E-2 visa is a visa that allows foreign nationals to come to the U.S. to either purchase or start a business. The visa [...]
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As of October 17, 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use and certain commercial activities. Despite the [...]
Starting in 2019, the Social Security Administration will start sending “no-match” letters to employers when information submitted on tax forms doesn’t line up with [...]
What Should I Know Before Applying for a Visa in Mexico? What Are Some Special Considerations for Applying for an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa in Mexico?
An E-2 investor visa is an excellent option for people who seek to start and develop a business in the U.S. This classification permits [...]