Category Archives: IMMIGRATION

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.

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, there are three basic principles to consider.

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.  

IMMIGRATION: TN-2 Program (Mexicans)

The TN-2 program is available only to Mexican 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.

WORK VISA: Investors (E-2 Step-by-Step)

An E-2 investor visa is one of the best ways to obtain US resident status without making a huge investment.

WORK VISAS: Investor Visas (E-2 Reqs)

This article is about the key requirements for obtaining an E-2 Visa. For each requirement, we provide tips and types of evidence you can submit to demonstrate you meet the requirement.

WORK VISAS: Specialty Occupations (H1B – Overview)

The H-1B program is designed for employers looking to recruit key workers from outside the US, and it provides foreign workers with a cost-efficient way to work legally in the US.

WORK VISAS: Specialty Occupations (H1B – Key Features)

This article is a continuation of the H-1B overview provided in our previous discussion, which you can access here.  Now that you have a general concept of the H-1B, we will turn to some of the specific features of the program.   Your Employer First of all, realize the H-1B visa must be petitioned (i) by  a particular employer, (ii) offering a particular READ FULL POST