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 [...]
I am an attorney in Canada/Mexico and I want to come to the U.S. on a TN visa. Do I have to have a law degree from a U.S. University?
If you are a citizen of Canada or Mexico, your profession qualifies under the TN regulations, the position in the U.S. requires a NAFTA [...]
I am on a TN visa and was furloughed? I am on a TN visa and was furloughed because of Corona Virus. I want to change employers on my TN. What if I lose my TN Job?
A TN visa is a visa that is available for nationals from Canada and Mexico. The applicant must have a job offer and must [...]
Coronavirus Update: Canada, United States, and Mexico Closed Border to Tourism and Recreational Travel For 30 Days
Starting on March 21 and continuing to at least April 20, the land borders between Canada, the United States, and Mexico will be restricted [...]
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 [...]
The White House issued another presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions and quarantines on travelers from countries in the United Kingdom and Ireland starting on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The White House issued a presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions and quarantines on travelers from China starting on February 2, 2020 due to the [...]
Can I qualify for a TN visa if I do not have a Degree? Can I Qualify for a TN Visa with only work experience? What type of job can I qualify for?
The TN visa is available to Mexican and Canadian nationals who are coming to the U.S. to engage in business at a professional level. [...]
On January 27, 2020, the Supreme Court lifted a nationwide injunction blocking the new public charge rule initially slotted to take effect on October [...]
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 [...]
In May 2019, the U.S. Department of State updated the DS160 and DS260 forms to include a question asking for the applicant’s last 5 years [...]
The Department of Homeland Security has proposed a fee schedule that would increase the filing fees for most applications. The proposal also seeks to [...]
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 [...]
What is TN visa? Can I be self-employed on TN visa? Can I work as an independent contractor on TN Visa?
Certain professionals who are citizens of Canada or Mexico can apply for TN visa. For example, architects, engineers, lawyers, management consultants, psychologists, and computer [...]
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 [...]
Can I get a TN Visa for IT Professional? Can TN visas be issued for software engineers? Can an IT person get a TN visa? Can a hardware engineer get a TN visa?
What is a TN Visa? The TN non-immigrant visa was created by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), signed between the United States, [...]
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 [...]
Four months after Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use and certain commercial activities, Canadian travelers who are [...]
We are three weeks into the government shutdown since December 21, 2018 and the following is an update on different immigration agencies and services. [...]
As of October 17, 2018, Canada became the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana use and certain commercial activities. Despite the [...]
Since the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced its program to “create a culture of compliance among employers”, there has been a marked [...]
I Am in TN Status, Can I Apply for Adjustment of Status in the United States? What is the Doctrine of Dual Intent? What Is the Likelihood that the TN Extension of Status Would Be Approved Given the Pending I-485? What Are Some Practical Implications of Filing a Green Card Application While in TN Status?
TN status exists under the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed by the United States on December 8, 1993. For more information [...]
On November 20, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a new policy memorandum reclassifying the profession of Economist for TN [...]
Will I lose My TN Visa if NAFTA is Cancelled? What will Happen to My TN Visa? How will NAFTA Cancellation Impact my TN Visa? Should I Renew my TN Visa Now?
During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Candidate Trump regularly voiced his plan to cancel the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (See the TN Visa [...]
TN Visas in the Graphic Design Job Category: A Job Description in an Ever-Broadening Category of Employment
Scott Legal has increasingly been filing TN visas for Canadian and Mexican NAFTA professionals seeking entry into the U.S. in the Graphic Designer occupation [...]