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Humanitarian Parole for Afghans

Senators Show Support for New EB-5 Investors

Amid all the excitement of the EB-5 Regional Center Program returning, a key question remains unresolved: that of Regional Center "redesignation". But a group of leading Senators are giving new investors grounds for hope that this will be cleared up soon. The US Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) argues that the recent legislation means that all Regional Centers must re-apply for authorization and cannot accept new investors until this has been granted. This could cause delays given the administrative burden ...
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US Immigration Lawyer

E2 Visa Approval for Bangladeshi Client in Vitamins & Supplements Business

We closed last week with another E-2 visa approval for another Bangladeshi national. The client is the second Bangladeshi national that we have assisted in obtaining an E-2 visa this year.  We helped the client set up a Limited Liability Company in Texas that will sell vitamins, supplements, and other health-related products, both imported and sourced from local suppliers, online, via its e-commerce store and sales platforms, such as and Additionally, the Company will operate as a wholesaler ...
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New EB-5 Visa Rules: What is Concurrent Filing in EB-5?

The changes affect EB-5 applicants who are waiting to file their I-485 adjustment of status application. By Blake Harrison, Senior Counsel, Investor Visa Practice On March 15, 2022, President Biden signed long-anticipated EB-5 reform measures into law. One of the most significant changes under the new law is the ability to file Form I-526 and Form I-485 at the same time, which is commonly referred to as "concurrent filing." Before the EB-5 Reform Bill was enacted, EB-5 investors had to ...
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Set up beauty company in US

O-1 Talent Visa for Kenyan Entrepreneur in the Beauty Industry

We are delighted to announce another petition approval this time for an O-1 Visa for a Kenyan CEO. The petition was approved first time without any Requests for Evidence (RFE) By Verdie Atienza, Senior Immigration Attorney, Davies & Associates Since the client is a CEO of an existing company in Kenya, we initially considered new office L-1 petition. The L-1A Visa allows for the transfer of managers and executives to the existing or newly established US office of a related ...
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Italian Immigration Options

Italy Plans “Digital Nomad” Visa to Entice Remote Workers

The Italian government has announced that remote workers will soon be able to apply for a "Digital Nomad" Visa, permitting them to work in the country for up to one year. The move is part of a package of measures designed to help Italy recover from Covid-19. The hope is that these professionals will come to the country for the Dolce Vita and spend lots of money in the process. The details are yet to be released, but it is ...
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EB-1, E-2 Visa for NIEs during Covid

Biden Administration Announces Plan to Improve Visa Processing Times

The Biden Administration has announced that it is prioritizing the need to grapple with visa waiting lists. To that end, it plans stricter internal processing targets, as well as the expansion of premium processing whereby applicants pay extra for a swift adjudication. Waiting times have extended because of Trump-era policies combined with the Covid-pandemic shutdowns. Premium Processing Premium Processing is an expedited option open to certain visa applicants who pay extra (currently $2,500) to secure a quicker adjudication (within fourteen ...
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Immigration in Food Industry

O-1 Talent Visa Petition Approved for Chef of Michelin-Guide Recommended Italian Restaurant in NYC

By Verdie Atienza, Senior Immigration Attorney, Davies & Associates I am delighted to announce that my team has secured the approval of an O-1 Petition for an Italian Executive Chef. The Petitioner is an award-winning and Michelin Guide-recommended authentic Tuscan Italian restaurant in New York City. The restaurant is one of the most highly rated and recommended Italian restaurants in the city, which happens to be one of the most competitive gastronomy markets in the world. It has achieved one ...
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Technology Visas

L-1A Petition Approved for Tech Company Managers

Davies & Associates is pleased to share another approval of an L-1A Visa petition, this time for an Armenian national. The beneficiary is the second executive to be transferred to the the US company from the Armenia firm. We initially secured approval of the L-1 Visa new office petition for its CEO and now we have secured approval of the petition for the second beneficiary who will assume the position of Vice President for Customer Success. The L-1A Visa is ...
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EB-5 Investor Visa

What is the Latest on EB-5 Investor Visa Reauthorization?

The EB-5 Regional Center program lapsed last summer pending reauthorization by the United States Congress. Potential reauthorization could come as early as this week if it is combined with spending legislation due to be passed before this Friday, 11 March. If EB-5 Regional Center reauthorization is added to the spending bill, and if the spending bill is passed, the EB-5 program will return, but with likely new rules. What are the likely new EB-5 rules? The most significant change in ...
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Business Immigration from the UK to the USA

UK Scraps Investor Visa – What are my options?

The US investor visa requires an investment amount five times lower than the UK investor visa The UK Government has announced it will be scrapping its Tier One Investor Visa program. The program had come under fire for the perception that it provided a legitimate route for illicit wealth to enter the United Kingdom. The UK Investor Visa program was relatively expensive when compared with other countries' residency and citizenship by investment programs. The minimum investment requirement started from £2 ...
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L-1 Visa for Spouses

E2 Visas and L1 Visas: Spouses Granted Automatic Right to Work

The Department for Homeland Security has announced that spouses of certain visa holders will have the automatic right to work in the United States. The policy change applies to dependent spouses of those in the following visa categories: L-1 Visas (Intracompany Transfer)E-1 Visas (Treaty Trader)E-2 Visas (Treaty Investor)E-3 Visas (Australian Professionals) Until now, spouses of these visa holders had to apply for work authorization, which added to the administrative burden, could cause uncertainty, and even gaps in employment. Being granted ...
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US Immigration Lawyer

D&A Obtains Three L-1 Visa Client Petition Approvals in Single Day

The approvals are the culmination of hard work from our L-1 Visa team throughout the pandemic. Davies & Associates received the great news that three of our L-1 visa petitions were approved today. The L-1 Visa allows a manager, executive, or specialized-knowledge employee to transfer to the existing or newly established US office of a related company they work for overseas. Two of the petitions were for employees in the same UK company, operating in the renewables and hydrocarbon space ...
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US Reopens for Traveler from November

Thị thực EB-6” không tồn tại

Việc chỉ định “EB” đề cập đến khái niệm “Employment Base” - “Dựa trên việc làm” được ủy quyền và được sử dụng để chỉ những cách được cho phép trong Đạo luật Nhập cư và Quốc tịch (“INA”) để có được Thường trú nhân “Dựa trên việc làm” (còn được gọi là “Thẻ xanh”) ở Mỹ. EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 và EB-5 là những cách hiện được cho phép để có được Thường trú nhân “Dựa trên việc làm” ...
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EB-6 Visa

What is the International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) Program and Why Can’t it be Called “EB-6 Visa”?

Some agents and immigration lawyers are incorrectly selling an "EB-6 Visa". This does not exist: they mean the International Entrepreneur Parole Program, which does not confer the same status. The “EB-6 Visa” Doesn’t ExistThe designation “EB” refers to authorized “Employment-Based” and is used to refer to ways authorized in the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) to obtain “Employment Based” Permanent Residency (also known as a “Green Card”) in the United States. EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 and EB-is 5 are the ...
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E-2 Visa for French Client

French E-2 Visa Client Approved Relatively Quickly at US Embassy in Paris

The French E-2 applicant is setting up a business consultancy in Florida. Davies & Associates have obtained yet another E-2 Visa, this time for a French client applying at the US embassy in Paris. One of the major obstacles was the difficulty of securing a visa appointment at the US embassy in Paris. According to the State Department, the average wait time for a non-immigrant visa at the US embassy in Paris is 105 days. Our client was fortunate that ...
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