Tips that will make or break the PERM Labor Certification and I-140 Portability process

This blog tip is being posted to assist U.S. Employers and foreign nationals avoid the harsh consequences of failing to understand the key principle discussed below. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) through AC21 allows for foreign national employees who have a PERM Labor Certification and/or I-140 filed on their behalf to change employers withoutContinue reading “Tips that will make or break the PERM Labor Certification and I-140 Portability process”

Is Your Visa Expired But Still In Status?

Is There Ever A Time When Your Visa Is Expired But Your Still In Status? The answer is yes! I’ll explain. This is your U.S. Immigration Minute where we give you Immigration Tips & News without the Politics. Whenever a foreign national travels to the U.S. On a temporary non-immigrant visa, he or she isContinue reading “Is Your Visa Expired But Still In Status?”

Avoiding the 60 Day Au Pair Trap!

Here at ScottVassell Law Firm, our lawyers have had the pleasure of working with Au Pairs in the United States for the past two decades. We advocate and protect the status of these bright intelligent youth with great dreams and aspirations from around the world. The Au Pair program is a cultural exchange program runContinue reading “Avoiding the 60 Day Au Pair Trap!”

E-2 Visa Innovators & Investors Needed ~Partnering to Solve Pandemic Problems

While lockdowns and quarantines have placed the world on ‘pause’— we have witnessed businesses and investors respond to the pandemic as an opportunity to unite internationally in solving unprecedented problems. Finding solutions fast to grapple with the ‘new normal’ has become essential for society due to the crisis created by the spread of the COVID-19Continue reading “E-2 Visa Innovators & Investors Needed ~Partnering to Solve Pandemic Problems”

The Sensitive Matter of ESTA VISA Waivers & The Impact of COVID-19

With the arrival of  an unprecedented world pandemic, due to COVID-19, wreaking havoc on everything and everyone; individuals holding ESTA visa waiver status have been left in a unique sensitive ‘bind’. Specifically, their U.S. non-immigrant U.S. status has been placed at risk with  lockdowns, and flight cancellations just prior to his or her VWP expirationContinue reading “The Sensitive Matter of ESTA VISA Waivers & The Impact of COVID-19”

Visas & Viruses

How to Navigate Your Visa or “Non-Visa” ESTA Status During a Pandemic “All flights are cancelled; I am here on a 90 day visa waiver; and it expires next week what should I do”? These are questions our lawyers at ScottVassell & LeeCC answer daily. We hope this short article post will reduce anxiety andContinue reading “Visas & Viruses”

Saying Goodbye to Your Beloved Au Pair

When Saying Goodbye to Your Beloved Au Pair Causes You to Weep-Can You Help Them Stay? We have had the privilege of working with many families over the years who have hired Au Pairs to care for their young children. But then, the working relationship becomes more than that of an employee-employer. In fact, the AuContinue reading “Saying Goodbye to Your Beloved Au Pair”

From Thrilling to Chilling I-140 Employment Based Sponsorship

    Your U.S. employer has agreed to foot all the legal fees to sponsor you in Employment Based (“EB”) Permanent Status in the United States. What could possibly go wrong? Your position is approved as an EB-2 or EB-3 category I-140 for adjustment of status purposes; and now all you have to do isContinue reading “From Thrilling to Chilling I-140 Employment Based Sponsorship”

E-2 Investor Visa Joy

    With the rising popularity of Shark Tank, Creatives, Entrepreneurs & IPOs being lauded as lucrative career goals for young people; the ability to forge international business relationships has become invaluable. The reality is that young people connect with each other internationally everyday, and they are starting to realize they’re not bound within hisContinue reading “E-2 Investor Visa Joy”