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”

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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-u8hfs-af7a98 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 inContinue 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?”

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”

Without These 3 Key RFE principles Your U.S. Work Visa Application Process May Be Doomed to Fail

The current climate of Work and Employment visa applications (temporary or permanent) in the United States is “RFE heavy”.  RFE stands for a “Request for Additional Evidence”. The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) initial review of a foreign national’s application for a work, investment or employment visa, usually results in an RFE being issued byContinue reading “Without These 3 Key RFE principles Your U.S. Work Visa Application Process May Be Doomed to Fail”

Yes…Accounting Statements Really Matter When Pursing a Business, Work or Investor Visa in the United States

If you are a startup company, or a U.S. employer seeking to hire a foreign national on a work visa, you may know that the legal process is highly technical and complex. Often our clients have difficulties in writing a business plan that meets the U.S. federal regulations needed to receive an approved temporary orContinue reading “Yes…Accounting Statements Really Matter When Pursing a Business, Work or Investor Visa in the United States”

Avoiding Bad Blood – The Case for Independent Immigration Counsel During the Work Visa to U.S. Permanent Resident Status Process

It is important to have your own lawyer at each stage of the work visa process to avoid conflicts of interest with your employer’s lawyer. For instance, O-1A extraordinary worker visa allows outstanding professionals in the arts, business and sciences to apply for work visa status in the United States.  The O visa is aContinue reading “Avoiding Bad Blood – The Case for Independent Immigration Counsel During the Work Visa to U.S. Permanent Resident Status Process”

Work Visas for Nurses and Other Professionals When DOL says ‘Not a Specialty Occupation’ – H-1B Visa Alternatives for Canadian & Mexican Nationals

Nurses often have a unique issue in qualifying for H-1B speciality work visa status since the Department of Labor  (“DOL”) determined Nurses only require a 2 year diploma. In contrast, an H-1B work visa is only available to professions that require a 4 year degree minimum such as an accountant.  The TN work visa, availableContinue reading “Work Visas for Nurses and Other Professionals When DOL says ‘Not a Specialty Occupation’ – H-1B Visa Alternatives for Canadian & Mexican Nationals”