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 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”

Winning the H1-B Lottery

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4gr5a-a1746e 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 anyContinue reading “Winning the H1-B Lottery”

When Temporary Protection Status Is No longer an Option…Think PERM!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4wesn-a0d81a With the sunsetting of Work Authorization through Temporary Protected Status (TPS) fast approaching, thousands of employees will no longer be able to  legally work and remain in the United States. Several countries such as El Salvador and Honduras will no longer have TPS; and seeking new work and status options is essential. TPS willContinue reading “When Temporary Protection Status Is No longer an Option…Think PERM!”

My Fiancée Visa I-129F is Approved What Next? And is There a Faster Way?

FINALLY!!! You’ve met your knight in shining armor or your Cinderella and you’re ready to get married. The only problem is that you live on opposite sides of the globe.  You may have heard of the K-1 fiancée visa, but you don’t know where to begin.  Or maybe, you managed to complete the I-129F forContinue reading “My Fiancée Visa I-129F is Approved What Next? And is There a Faster Way?”

Tips on How To Handle Expiring Temporary Visas and Permanent Resident Cards

This blog post answers two frequently asked questions about the following: Renewing Your Green Card Set To Expire When Taking The Next Step To Naturalize; and How To Juggle A Pending H-1B Work Visa When Your Work Authorization Through OPT Is Expiring And You Need To Keep Working. QUESTION 1: My U.S. Immigration Green CardContinue reading “Tips on How To Handle Expiring Temporary Visas and Permanent Resident Cards”

Is Entering the US Illegally Better than Entering on a Visa Waiver?

We hope the title caught your attention!  If you or anyone you know enters the United States on the ESTA Visa Waiver Program, it is important  to understand the hard consequences of overstaying a Waiver issued through ESTA. Countries who are eligible for an ESTA Visa Waiver to the United States include (but are notContinue reading “Is Entering the US Illegally Better than Entering on a Visa Waiver?”

Is the New & Old Job an Identical Match? – Tip(s) That Will Make or Break the PERM Labor Certification and I-140 Portability Process

On behalf of ScottVassell & LeeCC Law Firm posted on Friday, September 30, 2016. 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 haveContinue reading “Is the New & Old Job an Identical Match? – Tip(s) That Will Make or Break the PERM Labor Certification and I-140 Portability Process”