USCIS announced today that H-1B cap-subject petitions for fiscal year 2021 can now be filed. USCIS has already notified all selected applications of their [...]
What is the impact of the Stimulus bill on my Immigration Status? Can I receive a Stimulus Check if I am on a Visa? Is there a Public Charge Impact to receiving a Stimulus Check?
As a result of the unprecedented Corona Virus pandemic, Congress has passed bipartisan economic relief legislation. The components include stimulus payments to individuals, expanded [...]
What is considered Trade for an E-1 visa? Does Trade for an E-1 visa have to be international? What is Domestic Trade for an E-1 Visa.
An E-1 visa is a visa that is available to applicants or companies that conduct a significant amount of trade with the U.S. In [...]
Additional U.S. Embassies and Consulates that cancelled and rescheduled their nonimmigrant and immigrant visa appointments due to the COVID-19 outbreak. These consulates have stopped [...]
What does it mean that the trade is principally between the U.S. and a treaty country? Does the Trade for an E-1 visa have to be with the Treaty Country?
One of the E-1 visa requirements is that the trade is principally between the U.S. and a treaty country. This means, that more than [...]
What are E-1 treaty countries? Is my country an E-1 treaty country? What is visa validity period? What is reciprocity period? What is authorized period of stay?
E-1 visa is a great visa for treaty traders who engage in international trade between the U.S. and their home country. If you want [...]
Let’s analyze the following scenario: You are manufacturing certain products in the U.S. and selling these products to your U.S. customers. You are importing [...]
Do I need an Entity for an E-1 visa in my home country? Do I need an entity for an E-1 visa in the U.S.?
Do I need to have an entity in my home country? Let’s analyze the following scenario: you have been importing goods from your home [...]
The short answer is: it depends. In all situations, the trade will have to continue in your home country to meet the E-1 requirement [...]
Announced on March 11 and March 12, the U.S. Embassies in Rome, Italy and Kingston, Jamaica are closed to visa and other routine services. [...]
We just had an E-2 spousal visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Islamabad, Pakistan. The E-2 employee visa was approved in 2019 and the E-2 [...]
The White House issued another presidential proclamation imposing travel restrictions and quarantines on travelers from Iran starting on 5 PM EST March 2, 2020 [...]
One of our clients was recently approved for a TN visa. The applicant was granted the visa as a Management Consultant based on five years [...]
E-2 Visa approval for an IT Consulting Company at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw for a National of Poland
We just had an E-2 employee visa approval at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. The business provides IT consulting services. The applicant has extensive [...]
Starting this year, all prospective H-1B applicants must first be registered online on the USCIS myUSCIS website in order to be in the pool [...]
Is the O-1 Visa a “Dual-Intent” Visa? Can I Seek a Green Card While on the O-1 Visa? Can I Renew My O-1 Visa While I Have a Pending Green Card Petition?
The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who show they are extraordinary in a particular field. For more information about O-1 petitions, please click here. [...]
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 [...]
How do I show Control for an E-2 visa? Do I have to own 51% of a company to get an E-2 visa? Does an E-2 visa require 50% or 51% ownership?
An E-2 visa has a number of requirements including investing money and hiring U.S. workers. The visa is only available to nationals from certain [...]
We just received an H-1B approval from USCIS for a cap-subject H-1B. The applicant is an Engineer and has a Master’s Degree in Engineering from a [...]
1. What is the O-1 nonimmigrant classification? The O-1 is a nonimmigrant employment-based visa classification for a person of extraordinary ability in the sciences, [...]
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 [...]
Do I have to Live in the U.S. if I get an E-2 Visa? Do I have to Live in the U.S. if I get an E-1 Visa? Does an E-1 or E-2 visa require that I reside in the U.S?
An E-2 visas allow applicants to live and work in the U.S. based on either starting or buying a U.S. business. The E-2 visa [...]
On January 31, 2020, President Trump signed a presidential proclamation that suspended certain immigrant visas to foreign nationals from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, [...]
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. [...]
What is the New H-1B Registration Process? What is changing for H-1B petitions this year? Will there be a lottery for H-1B petitions? What is the new H-1B registration Process?
On January 9, 2020, USCIS formally announced details of the new H-1B cap registration process for FY 2021. The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant [...]
Who Can Petition for the O-1 Visa? What is an Agent and Who Can Be an Agent? What are the Different Types of Agents for O-1 Visas?
The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is for individuals who possesses extraordinary ability in certain fields. These people are good at what they do and have [...]
We just had a TN visa approval at the Peace Bridge Port of Entry, which is a designated Port of Entry for optimized processing [...]
We just had an O-1B visa approval at the U.S. Consulate in Bridgetown, Barbados. The O-1B employee is a national of the Czech Republic and works as a [...]
The State Department issued a new regulation that prohibits pregnant foreign nationals from obtaining a B-1/B-2 visitor visa if the consular officer determines that [...]
We just had an H-1B visa stamp approval at the U.S. Consulate in Osaka, Japan. The H-1B employee is a national of Japan. The employer is [...]
Can I attend a conference in the U.S. on a B-1 visa? Can I get paid if I am a speaker at a conference if I am in the U.S. on a B-1 visa?
We often get the following question from our clients: I want to come to the U.S. and attend a conference. What kind of visa [...]