President Trump announced on Friday, 35 days after the initial shutdown, that a continuing resolutions bill has been tabled to reopen the government for [...]
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. [...]
In the newly released January visa bulletin, EB-2 and EB-3 visas remain current for most countries. EB-2 in China have advanced two months to [...]
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 [...]
On November 28, 2018, the House of Representatives approved a legislation that will allow Irish nationals to apply for an E-3 visa. The legislation [...]
In plain language, the phrases ‘change of status’ and ‘adjustment of status’ may sound like they are describing the same process. However, in immigration [...]
Alternative Options for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Seeking Parole Status under the International Entrepreneur Parole Program
On January 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security published the Final Rule on the International Entrepreneur Parole Program, which established USCIS’s authority to [...]
USCIS Ombudsman Annual Report Confirms Continued Processing Delays and Emphasizes Anti-Fraud Initiatives
In the Annual Report to Congress, USCIS Ombudsman Julie Kirchner has addressed several anti-fraud initiatives that have caused delays and longer processing times for [...]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on May 25, 2018 that is will published a proposed rule in the Federal Register on May [...]
Starting from April 30, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will use U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) Signature Restricted Delivery service to [...]
The E-2 investor visa is a great visa for entrepreneurs who are nationals of treaty countries that wish to invest their personal funds to [...]
The U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey announced that it is resuming limited visa processing services of nonimmigrant visas at U.S. Consular posts in Turkey. [...]
The International Entrepreneur Rule, which was supposed to go into effect July 17, 2017, but was delayed until March 14, 2018, is now in [...]
In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven economy, being first to successfully implement an innovative new software or technology is crucial for the aspiring entrepreneur. Indeed, some [...]
What are My Chances of Getting an E-2 Visa? What is the E-2 Visa Approval Rate? What are my chances of E-2 Visa approval?
An E-2 investor visa is an excellent option for certain foreign nationals who seek to start and develop a business in the United States. [...]
E-2 Visa Requirements Video – An E-2 Visa can Be Used to Buy or Start a Business in the U.S. – The six E-2 visa requirements.
If you would like to live and work in the U.S. and have some money to invest, an E-2 visa might be exactly what [...]
Shopping for a Business to Obtain an E-2 visa? Three Key Factors to Keep in Mind When Buying a Business. What makes a good E-2 business for purchase?
For potential investors seeking to come to the United States on an E-2 visa, buying an ongoing concern may be the best option. Buying [...]
I want to apply for an E-2 Investor visa. Can I bring over an employee right away? What is the process for getting the E-2 investor and E-2 employee visas at the same time?
An E-2 Investor Visa is a great visa for entrepreneurs who are nationals of treaty countries, have money to invest and want to start a [...]
What to Expect at an E-2 Visa Interview. Types of E-2 Visa Interview Questions. E-2 Visa Interview Lines of Questioning Explained.
Although the manner in which consulates conduct the E-2 interview may differ somewhat depending on the region, the volume of E-2 applications, and internal [...]
Many of our E-2 Treaty Investor clients have spouses and children included in their applications as derivative beneficiaries. Some have large families with small [...]
I got my E-2 visa! Now What? What Should I Know While Running an E-2 Business? Tips to Keep in Mind While Running an E-2 Enterprise.
So your E-2 application was approved. Congratulations! The E-2 visa classification permits you to come to the United States to operate your E-2 company, [...]
If I have a Green Card Petition Outstanding Can I Apply for an E-2 Visa? What is Non-Immigrant Intent?
Each time someone enters the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, B-2, TN, E-2, H-1B, L-1, O-1) they enter with a specific intent regarding [...]
When an E-2 visa application is filed with a foreign U.S. consulate for processing, the applicant will have either already scheduled the consular appointment [...]
Want to Start a Business in the U.S.? The Most Common Investment Visas. What are the Visas Available for Starting a Business in the U.S.?
E-2 Visa or E-1 Visa (Treaty Investor or Trader) An E-2 visa allows nationals from certain countries to either buy or start a business [...]
Can Intellectual Property be used as an E-2 Investment? IP as Investment for an E-2 Visa: Potential Issues & Pitfalls
The E-2 visa is among the best options for foreign nationals of certain countries to live and work in the United States. The E-2 [...]
The New National Interest Waiver (NIW) Standard Explained. A New Option for Entrepreneurs – The National Interest Waiver (NIW).
Before December of 2016, the National Interest Waiver EB-2 green card was seen by most as an unattainable dream. With a court decision in [...]
The E-2 visa is an excellent option for certain foreign nationals who seek to live and work in the United States. The E-2 visa [...]
On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services announced that it was delaying the effective date of [...]
What are Common Reasons for E-2 Visa Denials? Why Are E-2 Visas Denied? My E-2 Visa Was Denied, What should I Do?
An E-2 visa is an excellent way to live and work in the U.S. if you wish to start or buy a business. There [...]
Having a nonimmigrant visa application denied produces a number of very real setbacks for the applicant. In the case of an E-2 visa, typically [...]