As an entrepreneur, an E-2 investor business owner may come across other good business ideas or businesses that he/she may want to get involved [...]
I am in the U.S. on E-1 treaty trader/E-2 investor visa. Can I furlough my E-1/E-2 employees? Can I reduce working hours or reduce salaries of my E-1/E-2 employees?
Covid-19 has changed the rules for travel, engagement and employment. Many companies have started to reduce wages and put staff on leave, and some companies have [...]
I want to file an E-2 extension application with USCIS. Can I keep working for the E-2 company after my I-94 expires? What is the 240 day extension?
If you are in the U.S. on an E-2 investor status and your E-2 status is going to expire soon, you may stay in [...]
I was not selected in the H-1B visa lottery. What other visa can I apply for? Can my employer sponsor me for a green card? Can I apply for a green card?
If you were not selected in this year’s H-1B visa lottery and you want to stay in the U.S., here are some possible visa [...]
The Real ID Act of 2005 is an Act of Congress that modifies U.S. federal law pertaining to security, authentication, and issuance procedure standards [...]
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: 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The White House issued another presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions and quarantines on travelers from Iran starting on 5 PM EST March 2, 2020 [...]
Can My Family or Friends Loan me Money for an E-2 Investment? Do I Need a Loan Agreement if the Loan is from Family or Friends?
An E-2 investor visa allows foreign nationals of certain countries to run a business in the United States. They must own at least 50% [...]
What do I do if I lose my Passport with my Visa? What do I do if I lost my Passport with a Visa? What happens if my Passport with my Visa expires?
In some cases, visas are issued for up to 10 years. For example, B-1 and B-2 visas can be issued for 10 years and [...]
How do I show Control for an E-2 visa? Do I have to own 51% of a company to get an E-2 visa? Does an E-2 visa require 50% or 51% ownership?
An E-2 visa has a number of requirements including investing money and hiring U.S. workers. The visa is only available to nationals from certain [...]
On top of travel restrictions of travelers from China starting on February 2, 2020, U.S. Consulates are also delaying visa issues to foreign nationals [...]
On January 31, 2020, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation that suspended certain immigrant visas to foreign nationals from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, [...]
The White House issued a presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions and quarantines on travelers from China starting on February 2, 2020 due to the [...]
The amount of time an E-2 visa can be granted for and the cost of issuing said visa varies by country and depends on [...]
What Happens When You Sell You E-2 Business? What Happens if I sell the assets of My E-2 Business? What happens if I sell my E-2 business but keep the Corporation?
An E-2 visa can be obtained by nationals from certain countries if they buy or start a business. You can find out more about [...]
On January 27, 2020, the Supreme Court lifted a nationwide injunction blocking the new public charge rule initially slotted to take effect on October [...]
Do I have to Apply for an E-2 visa in my Home Country? Can I apply for an E-2 visa at any Consulate? Where should I apply for an E-2 visa?
If you are outside of the United States, you must apply for an E-2 visa at a U.S. Consulate. The application is normally done [...]
Do E-2 spouses get the automatic 180 day EAD extension? My EAD expires in 2 weeks, is there any way to expedite the EAD renewal application? Can I file an Expedite Request?
Spouses of E-2 Investors or E-2 employees can apply for a Work Authorization Card (EAD card). What is the automatic 180 day extension? Aliens [...]
USCIS has announced today that nationals of Iran and their dependents are no longer eligible to change or extend their stay in E-1 or [...]
Our clients often have the following questions: Can I Work for a Cannabis/Marijuana Company in the United States? Can I be Denied Citizenship Due [...]
Can the Denial of a Green card Petition Impact my E-2 visa? If I apply for a green card and my application is denied, will this impact my E-2 visa renewal?
Many investors that are in the U.S on an E-2 visa may have the opportunity to apply for a green card. For example, let [...]
Can I attend a conference in the U.S. on a B-1 visa? Can I get paid if I am a speaker at a conference if I am in the U.S. on a B-1 visa?
We often get the following question from our clients: I want to come to the U.S. and attend a conference. What kind of visa [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a fee schedule that would increase the filing fees for most applications. The proposal also seeks 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 [...]
The E-2 Investor visa is available for nationals of certain treaty countries who want to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the [...]
Will filing an immigrant petition impact my E-2 renewal? Is an E-2 visa a dual intent visa? Can I Renew my E-2 visa if I file an I-140 petition?
An E-2 visa is not a dual intent visa but it is about as close to a dual intent visa as you can get. [...]
Which non-immigrant visa categories allow my spouse to work in the U.S.? How and when can my spouse apply for the work authorization? Can my spouse work for any employer?
If you are currently in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa, your spouse may be able to work in the U.S. This article will [...]
What is Premium Processing Service? When can I file for Premium Processing? How much is the fee for Premium Processing?
Premium Processing Service means that USCIS will issue a decision (approval, denial, Request for Evidence, or Notice of Intent to deny) within 15 calendar [...]
Today, the Department of State has formally nominated Poland for entry into the Visa Waiver Program. The Department of Homeland Security will now take [...]
Can I apply for the Diversity Lottery While on an E-2 visa? Will the Diversity Lottery impact my visa? Can I apply for the diversity lottery?
The diversity lottery gives 50,000 people from different countries the opportunity to get a green card. You can find out more about the Diversity [...]