L-1A’s – Open Your Office & Create Your Lifestyle in the United States

The first step of opening an L-1A company in the United States is visiting to see how you like the United States. The lifestyle is ideal for entrepreneurs interested in increasing their income. The next step is opening a company in the United States. The United States Company has to be the Petitioner. The BeneficiaryContinue reading “L-1A’s – Open Your Office & Create Your Lifestyle in the United States”

H-2B Application Filing Timelines for 2022 Peak Filing Season

The Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC) reminds employers and other interested stakeholders that the filing window to submit an H-2B Application for Temporary Employment Certification (Form ETA-9142B and appendices) requesting work start dates of April 1, 2022, or later, will open on January 1, 2022, at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Following OFLC’s standard operating procedures, H-2B applicationsContinue reading “H-2B Application Filing Timelines for 2022 Peak Filing Season”

E-2 Investor Visas – A Rock Star Option!

If you or a family member are interested in opening a business in the United States, now has never been a better time. Whether you do real estate, consulting, own a grocery store, or own a hair salon…if you would like to expand your footprint into the United States, we are happy to meet withContinue reading “E-2 Investor Visas – A Rock Star Option!”

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”

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!”

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”

When a Non-US Citizen Needs to Hire Both an Immigration & Criminal Attorney…Is it Possible to Hire Two for the Price of One?

In short, the answer is yes! But it’s not a ‘simple’ yes as explained below. A non-U.S. citizen residing in the United States is always subject to severe immigration consequences whenever facing criminal charges such as larceny, drug use (including marijuana), or driving under the influence. As an illustration, a student who is in F-1Continue reading “When a Non-US Citizen Needs to Hire Both an Immigration & Criminal Attorney…Is it Possible to Hire Two for the Price of One?”

Does Your Immigration Lawyer Have The Deer In The Headlight Look?

Does your immigration lawyer look at you like a ‘deer who has been caught in headlights’ when asked about the following immigration solutions discussed below? If so, you may need to get a second opinion in one of the most complex areas of law in the United States… Immigration law matters. If you want toContinue reading “Does Your Immigration Lawyer Have The Deer In The Headlight Look?”

Winning the H1-B Lottery

Recently, we had an individual who came to our office flabbergasted that despite winning the H-1B visa lottery; and getting a chance to legally work as a professional in the United States, she was ultimately denied a work visa.. Her biggest  mistake, was to prepare and file her visa application pro se without any guidanceContinue reading “Winning the H1-B Lottery”