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 [...]
A TN visa is a visa available to Canadians and Mexicans and is based on a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The visa [...]
A Trade National (TN) visa is a visa available to nationals from Canada and Mexico and is based on the North American Free Trade [...]
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on October 3 that it will begin accepting Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, from employers [...]