The State Department's new public charge rules that was originally set up take effect on October 15 has now been postponed. These new rules [...]
Starting on November 3, 2019, immigrant visa applicants at U.S. Consulates abroad must prove either that they will acquire approved health insurance within thirty [...]
PIMS (Petition Information Management Service) is an electronic system that provides U.S. consular posts with notification of non-immigrant visa petition approvals. It is 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. [...]
The State Department published new public charge rules that will take effect on October 15. These new rules largely mirror the Department of Statement’s [...]
Today, a New York District judge issued a preliminary injection against the new “public charge” rules, preventing it from coming into effect on October [...]
I am a U.S. citizen, which members of my family can I sponsor for a green card? Who are my immediate relatives? Can my immediate relatives get a green card?
If you are a U.S. citizen, you can sponsor certain family members for a green card. There are two categories of family members you [...]
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 [...]
On September 26, 2019, Congress has passed a short-term spending bill through until November 21, 2019. This means that the programs that were slotted [...]
Starting from noon EST on October 2, 2019, the State Department will begin accepting online registration for Fiscal Year 2020 Diversity Visa lottery here. Foreign [...]
In the recently published October visa bulletins, EB-2 and EB-3 visas are now current for most countries expect for Mainland China, India, and the [...]
The Department of Homeland Security proposed a new rule to collect five years of social media history from applicants of certain immigration benefits, including [...]
USCIS Provides New Definition for Residency for Citizenship Applications. Children of U.S. Government Employees and Military Stationed Overseas No Longer Considered Residents
If you are a U.S. citizen and your child was born outside the U.S., your child may acquire U.S. citizenship at birth. However, simply [...]
The Trump Administration issued a proposed rule last week that will overturn the current Flores Settlement. The proposed rule would allow immigration children waiting [...]
The EB-3 Employment-based immigration visa will be unavailable through to September 30, 2019 for all applicants worldwide. This is a result of the visa [...]
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 [...]
Despite the fact that the EB-5 investment immigration program has been renewed again, again, and again, every time it has come close to expiration without change, USCIS has [...]
Scott Legal PC’s founding manager sat on two immigration panels and discussed general E-2 visa requirements and issues. The Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty [...]
We just received an I-140 approval with USCIS. The company is a beauty brand company and the beneficiary is a model for the beauty brand. To find out [...]
What Happens When my K Visa is Approved? My Approval is Only Valid for Four Months? How Long Do I have to Enter the Country and Get Married?
When the U.S. citizen is living in the U.S. and the beneficiary (the person the U.S. Citizen will marry) is outside the U.S., the [...]
USCIS have announced that they have plans to reassign some green card and naturalization cases from local field offices with long backlogs to those [...]
July 2019 Visa Bulletin: New Cutoff Date Imposed for EB-5 India. Will I have to wait for an EB-5 visa if I’m Indian?
The State Department announced on June 13, 2019 that, due to high demand, a cutoff date of May 1, 2017 will be applied for [...]
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 [...]
In lighthearted and joyous news today, the U.S. Embassy in Vienna has announced on Facebook that the U.S. Ambassador to Austria, Trevor Traina, signed [...]
Can I quit my current job and start working at another employer while my I-485 is pending? Can I use my approved EAD to work at another employer?
Many employment based green card applications are processed while an applicant is on an H-1B visa. This usually involves filing an I-140 petition along [...]
Scott Legal just had immigrant visas approved for a diversity lottery applicant and his family. The applicant and his family are from Germany and their interview [...]
U.S. Statement Department have announced that they have chosen the winners of the FY 2020 Diversity Visa Lottery. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes [...]