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Client Q & A on Eb-2 Visa

Options for Workers After Loss of Employment in the US

A non-immigrant worker in the US could working in L-1, E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-1B1, O-1, or TN status.  When such worker is laid off or they resign, they do no necessarily need to leave the United States within 60 days, which is often wrongly assumed; there are options they can explore. Loss of non-immigrant visa employment either voluntarily or involuntarily results in the loss of the NIV status of the foreign worker. A grace period of up to 60 ...
Đơn xin visa L1A được cấp cho giám đốc công ty xuất khẩu thiết bị âm thanh từ Việt Nam

Đơn xin thị thực L1A cho văn phòng mới tại Mỹ được chấp thuận cho một CEO từ Việt Nam

Đơn xin thị thực L1A văn phòng mới của một giám đốc điều hành từ Việt Nam được Davies & Cộng sự hỗ trợ nhận visa thành công. Công ty của đương đơn tại Mỹ đã được thành lập vào năm 2023 và sẽ hoạt động dưới hình thức một nhà nhập khẩu và xuất khẩu thiết bị âm thanh. Công ty được xem là "văn phòng mới" cho mục đích của visa L-1 vì doanh nghiệp này tại Mỹ ...
Luat su di tru Mark Davies Su Kien EB5 Visa May 2024 2

Luật sư di trú Mark Davie chia sẻ tại tọa đàm tại sự kiện “We Realize Your American Dream” USIMI Group

Ngày 25/04/2024, sự kiện toàn cầu về di cư và đầu tư đã diễn ra tại Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, do USIMI GROUP tổ chức.  Sự kiện này tập trung vào việc cung cấp cập nhật về chương trình visa EB-5, thu hút sự quan tâm của doanh nghiệp và nhà đầu tư Việt Nam đang tìm kiếm cơ hội tại Hoa Kỳ. Luật sư Mark Davies, nhà sáng lập của hãng luật chuyên về di trú và định ...
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E2 Visa Business Plan: Your Blueprint for Immigration Success

E2 Visa Business Plan Defined An E2 Treaty Investor Visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows a foreign investor who is a national of an E2 treaty country to make a substantial investment in a new or existing U.S. enterprise and go to the U.S. to direct and develop this business. An E2 Business Plan is a document that supports your E-2 Treaty Visa application process. It is one of the has many requirements related to the E2 Treaty Investor ...
E-2 Visa approved for a Singaporean national during COVID-19

Transferring your E-2 Visa to another Company: Process, Requirements, and Tips

An E2 Treaty Visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows nationals from E2 treaty countries to operate or work for a business within the United States. An E-2 treaty country is defined as a country that has a signed treaty with the United States. A list of E-2 treaty countries is available here. To qualify for the E2 visa an investor needs to make a substantial investment in a U.S. enterprise or business. A substantial investment for an E2 Visa ...
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Understanding the EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022

A Dictionary of Terms EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 The Eb-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 (“RIA”) was signed into law last March 15, 2022. It repealed former laws and added new authorizing provisions to substantially reform the Regional Center Program effectively on May 14, 2022. The reformed program is authorized until September 30, 2027. The new law requires the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to establish a special fund, called the EB-5 Integrity Fund ...
E-2 Visa approved for a Singaporean national during COVID-19

E2 Employee Visa: The Key to Working in the United States

E2 Employee Visa defined An E2 Employee Visa is a visa classification that allows a national of an E2 treaty country to work for an E2 business. The business can be new or existing where the treaty investor of the same nationality has invested a substantial amount. If the treaty investor has been proven eligible, certain employees may also be eligible. Treaty investors, either real or corporate, must possess the following requirements to qualify: Be a national of an E2 treaty country. Treaty ...
E-2 Visa approved for a Singaporean national during COVID-19

Decoding 221g Administrative Processing

Pursuant to your non-immigrant visa (L, H-1B, E-2, O-1) interview, the consular officer will typically indicate whether they are approving or refusing/denying the visa. But at times, officers may require additional information due to which they are unable to approve or deny the visa at the end of the interview. In such instances, the officer will “refuse” the visa application placing it under “221g Administrative Processing,” requiring further scrutiny. Generally, the applicant will receive a notice from the consular officer ...
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United States Sets Visa Records in India in 2023

In a recent press release, the U.S. Mission in India has stated that in 2023, the consular team in India processed more non-immigrant and immigrant visas than ever before - a record-breaking 1.4 million. There was a 60% hike in visa applications compared to the previous year, with demands surging across all visa categories. Employment visas remain a top priority.  Consular officers in India processed over 380,000 employment visas (L-1, H-1B, etc.) for Indians and their family members in 2023 alone. Most petition-based ...
H1-B visa India Interview

The Pilot Program to Renew H-1B Visa Applications within the U.S 

The Department of state has launched a pilot program to resume visa renewals for qualified H-1B non-immigrant visa applicants within the U.S. nearly after two decades. The program has started from January 29, 2024, through April 1, 2024, or when all application slots are filled, whichever comes first. Under this program the department will make a maximum of 20,000 application slots available for approximately 4,000 per week for applicants whose most recent H-1B visa was issued by U.S. Mission India ...
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Importance of Timely Extension Filings and USCIS Update 

A foreign worker on a non-immigrant visa status in the United States (such as L-1, H-1B, E-2, etc.) may be needed to stay longer and work beyond the expiry of their admitted stay that was granted at the time of entering the United States, or as per their latest I-94, in which case the filing of an extension petition may become necessary.  The foreign worker’s US employer will file the I-129 with the USCIS, requesting to extend their non-immigrant status.  Extension ...
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New Guidance on Employer Ability to Pay in Certain Green Card Cases 

On January 5, 2024, the USCIS (US Citizenship and Immigration Services) issued a Policy Guidance regarding analysis of an employer’s ability to pay the proffered wage in certain I-140 cases involving change of employers. US employers seeking to sponsor workers under the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 employment-based immigrant classifications that require a job offer are required to demonstrate their continuing ability to pay the proffered wage to the worker from the priority date of the immigrant petition until the time that the ...
Investor Visa Application Price Increase

Mastering E2 Visa Interview Questions With Expert Tips

E2 Treaty Investor Visa An E2 Investment Visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows nationals of E2 treaty countries to reside in the US with their families. Each E2 investor is required to make a substantial investment in a U.S. enterprise or business. A treaty country is defined as a country that has a signed treaty with the United States or with a qualifying international agreement, or which has been deemed qualified by legislation. A list of E2 visa countries ...
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E2 Visa vs EB5 Visa: Choosing the Right Investment Route

About the E2 Visa An E2 Business Visa is a nonimmigrant visa which allows a foreign national of a country which maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation or a qualifying international agreement with the U.S., or that has been deemed qualified by legislation to go to the U.S. after investing substantial investment funds in a U.S. business, franchise business, or by creating a new business. About the EB5 Visa An EB5 Visa, on the other hand, offers permanent residency ...
Eb-5 Visa Investment Level Increase

USCIS Announces Premium Processing Fee Increase for Form I-907

On December 27, 2023, USCIS has announced a final rule that will increase the filing fee for Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing, to adjust for inflation. The fee increase will take effect on February 26, 2024. The premium processing fee will be increased to $2,805 from $2,500. More information: https://www.uscis.gov/newsroom/alerts/uscis-announces-inflation-adjustment-to-premium-processing-fees#:~:text=The%20adjustment%20increases%20certain%20premium,%241%2C965%2C%20and%20%242%2C500%20to%20%242%2C805. Looking for an US immigration lawyer? Request free consultation at Davies & Associates or find our closest location around the world. This article has been written by Verdie J. Atienza, Esq., Senior ...