Category Archives: IMMIGRATION

E-1 Trader

Work Visas: Traders (E-1)

This is an overview of the eligibility requirements and key features of the E-1 Treaty Trade Visa.

Real Estate Investment: Three Key Considerations for Foreign Investors

Conditions are perfect for foreign individuals and companies looking to diversify, move capital to a safe place, and/or establish a foothold in the US.  To invest successfully, these are the three basic principles to consider.

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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT: LLC vs. Land Trust

Investors are generally comfortable with LLCs, so they often miss out on the benefits of a land trust just because of unfamiliarity. This articles compares the two entities side-by-side, showing the similarities and differences.

Biden Immigration Policies

Business Immigration: Policy Changes under Biden

This article looks at immigration policy changes under Trump and the effects on US employers.  To determine whether Trump-era policies have had a positive or negative impact on the US economy, a recent nationwide survey asked employers about their experiences and how they have responded to the changes.

Premium Processing – Business Visas

Premium processing is a expedited service offered by the USCIS for certain visa types.  There is an extra charge, which adjusts from time to time (currently $1,440).  The advantage of premium processing is that you will get a response to the application within 15 days. 

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ROAD MAP: Spousal Petition

Here is an overview of the spousal petition process that we provide our clients. Hopefully, you will find the step-by-step explanation helpful, and maybe even become a client yourself. : ) Document Preparation The first step is collecting documents and information from you, so we can prepare the various forms involved.  In a typical spousal petition, the following forms will READ FULL POST

IMMIGRATION: Change of Status from B-1/B-2 to F-1

Readers interested in converting their B-1/B-2 visa to an F visa in order to study in the US should read this article first.

IMMIGRATION: PERM CERTIFICATION

Are you a foreigner already working in the US?  Are you now interested in remaining in the US on a permanent basis?  Or, are you a US employer looking to keep a foreign worker permanently?  Here is how you do it. Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) is the system set up by the USCIS for obtaining what is called “labor certification.”  Labor certification is READ FULL POST

IMMIGRATION: Blanket L-1 Program for Multi-National Companies

Multinational companies can usually qualify for the Blanket L-1 program, which greatly facilitates the transfer of employees to the US.

IMMIGRATION: TN-1 Program (Canadian citizens)

the TN-1 classification is available only to Canadian citizens who intend to work in the U.S. in certain professions. The NAFTA list of approved professions includes accountants, engineers, attorneys, pharmacists, scientists, and teachers.