We just had an H-1B approval with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services for a software developer at a consumer goods company. The employee changed [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Is a Car a Good E-2 visa expense? Can my car be part of my E-2 investment? Can I include a vehicle in my investment amount?
To obtain an E-2 investor visa, an applicant must spend money in the U.S. The amount of the expenditures depends on the type of [...]
One way to apply for an E-2 visa if you are in the U.S. is to file an I-129 form to change status. While [...]
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 [...]
A “green card” or permanent resident card is a document that shows a that a person can stay in the U.S. and work here [...]
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 [...]
The U.S. Embassy in New Zealand announced that starting on June 10, 2019, eligible New Zealand companies and nationals will be able to apply [...]
USCIS have announced today that it has began to accelerate USCIS’ transition into a digital business model. Starting today, Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change [...]
Can you Operate an E-2 Business before the E-2 visa is issued? Can I Operate a business without a visa? Do I need the E-2 visa to operate the business?
An E-2 visa is a great option for an entrepreneur who wants to start or purchase a business in the U.S. You can find [...]
What happens if the Petitioner of an I-130 petition dies before beneficiary gets a green card? Can a beneficiary still get a green card if a Relative dies?
If you are a U.S. citizen or a green card holder, you can file form I-130 and sponsor certain family relatives for a green [...]
Israeli Nationals outside of the US can now Apply for E-2 Visas, Israeli Nationals Inside the US can now Change Status to E-2, and Israeli E-2 Visa Validity Length Announced.
The E-2 treaty investor agreement signed between the United States and Israel came into effect on May 1, 2019. Israeli nationals who are interested [...]
A Presidential Memorandum was released on April 22 directing the Departments of State and Homeland Security to recommend ways to reduce the number of [...]
How do you Register an E-2 Company? Does an Investor have to be issued an E-2 visa? Can an E-2 employee get a visa without an E-2 investor?
An E-2 visa is a visa category for entrepreneurs who want to either start or buy a business in the United States. When applying [...]
My Green Card application is pending, and my EAD card and Advance parole are about to expire. Do I have to renew them? Do I have to pay for the renewals?
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You filed your Green Card application with the USCIS and you simultaneously applied for an Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”) [...]
My immigrant visa was approved at the U.S. Consulate abroad: Will I be able to enter the U.S. when I do not have my green card yet? How long will it take to get my green card?
If your green card application (such as family based green card, employment green card, or green card through the diversity lottery) was approved at [...]
According to the Israeli office of Population and Immigration Authority, E-2 Visas will become available for Israeli nationals starting from May 1, 2019. For [...]
Should I buy an E-2 business or start one? Should I start a Franchise for an E-2 Visa? Should I buy a Business for an E-2 Visa?
An E-2 visa is a good option for individuals who want to come to the U.S. to run a business. It is an entrepreneur [...]