Blogs – Usimmigrationadvisor

Do you Qualify for the “Einstein Visa”? 

The EB-1A visa that is reserved for individuals possessing “extraordinary ability”is nicknamed as the Einstein Visa.  The EB-1 is an employment-based first preference visa category that leads to a permanent residence status in the US; in other words – the Green Card.  The EB-1A is a sub-category of the EB-1 and is available to individuals who have achieved high acclaim in their respective fields.  The requirements of the EB-1 in general are different from those stipulated under the other employment- based categories ...
/ EB-1, EB-1A, EB-1A, EB-2, EB-3

O1 Study Cases

O-1A Petition Approved for 3 years for a UK national The beneficiary is an expert in innovation, particularly in digital strategy, corporate innovation, and building start-up companies.  The petitioning US company provides innovation strategy, lean start-up experimentation and organizational design. The company caters mostly to high growth European tech start-ups with goals of expanding operations in the US. The company assesses current organizational structure, identifies barriers to innovation, and develops custom organizational design that aligns with the goals and supports innovation ...
E-2 Visa approved for a Singaporean national during COVID-19

Alert – USCIS will conduct a second H-1B cap lottery for 2024

USCIS will conduct a second H-1B cap lottery for 2024 The USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) announced last week that it will conduct a second H-1B cap registration lottery for the 2024 fiscal year. As the agency didn’t receive enough H-1B cap petitions to meet the statutory annual quota of 85,000 for the fiscal year, it is conducting the additional lottery. The initial lottery was conducted in March 2023; the agency had received 758,994 eligible H-1B cap registrations ...
/ H-1B, L1 Visa
US Citizenship parents

Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322

Did you know that you may be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship if you have a U.S. citizen parent even if your U.S. citizen parent has not been physically present in the U.S.?To be eligible:  1.     You must not be not married; 2.     USCIS must administer the Oath of Allegiance to you before reaching 18 years of age; 3.     You regularly reside outside the United States; 4.     You are in the legal and physical custody of your U.S. citizen parent; 5.     Your U.S. citizen parent has been physically ...
Toàn cảnh buổi gặp gỡ và trao đổi về Visa L-1 và thuế Mỹ tại USIMI Group

Toàn cảnh buổi gặp gỡ và trao đổi về Visa L-1 và thuế Mỹ tại USIMI Group

Vào ngày 29/6/2023, CEO của hãng luật Davies & Cộng sự - Ông Mark Davies cùng với ông Tuấn La, CEO công ty Onekey đã có buổi gặp gỡ, trao đổi chuyên sâu cùng các nhà đầu tư tại Việt Nam quan tâm tới thị thực L-1. Toàn cảnh buổi gặp gỡ và trao đổi về Visa L-1 và thuế Mỹ tại USIMI Group: Trong buổi trao đổi, USIMI Group và ông Mark Davies đã chia sẻ về L1-visa: Toàn ...
/ L1 Visa, L1 Visa
USIMI Group

L1 Visa: Perspective from a US immigration & tax attorney

On June 29, 2023, CEO of law firm Davies & Associates - Mr. Mark Davies and Mr. Tuan La, CEO of Onekey law company, had an in-depth meeting and exchange with interested investors in Vietnam. to the L-1 visa. Overview of the meeting and discussion about L-1 Visa and US tax at USIMI Group: During the exchange, USIMI Group and Mr. Mark Davies shared about L1-visa: “This is the best way to use for investors who want to immigrate to ...
/ L1 Visa, L1 Visa
E2 Visa Study cases

E2 Study Cases

Renewing an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa  While the E-2 Treaty Investor visa is a non-immigrant visa, it is renewable indefinitely for as long as the business continues to operate and meet the requirements. Our E-2 client from Turkey was successful in getting his E-2 Visa renewed. He plans to re-enter the U.S. soon and further develop his enterprise. E-2 Approvals An E-2 Visa extension of status petition for an Australian Treaty Investor who operates a logistics and transportation company transporting ...
Portugal Immigration

THE GOLDEN VISA PROGRAM

Portugal has implemented a residence permit program that allows foreign citizens to obtain a temporary residence permit and freely circulate within the Schengen Area, through certain eligible investments (e.g. real estate and capital investments among others). Investors are required to a minimum period of 14 days stay per each 2 years, for a minimum period of 5 years. Family regrouping is also available under the Portuguese program. On February 16th, 2023 the Portuguese government proposed the closure of the Portugal ...
Vietnam clients of Davies & Associates

L-1A VISA APPLICATION APPROVED FOR AN EXECUTIVE FROM VIETNAM AND L-2 VISA APPLICATIONS APPROVED FOR HIS SPOUSE AND CHILDREN

Did you know that the foreign and US companies do not have to be engaged in the same type of business or industry? It is common for an L-1A executive or manager to be transferred to the US company that is engaged in the same type of business or industry and have the same duties and responsibilities, but it is possible for the two companies to engage in different types of business as well. For this particular beneficiary, the Vietnamese ...
L-1 Visa for Spouses

L-2 VISA FOR A SPOUSE OF AN EXECUTIVE

Did you know that USCIS now considers L spouses to be employment authorized based on their valid L nonimmigrant status. Since the November 2021 announcement, the Department of Homeland Security added new Class of Admission (COA) codes to distinguish L spouses and children. As of January 30, 2022, USCIS and CBP began issuing Forms I-94 with L-2S code for L spouses. An unexpired Form I-94 reflecting L-2S code is acceptable as evidence of employment authorization for L spouses. This isa ...
Serbia L1 Visa

L-1A VISA FOR AN EXECUTIVE FROM SERBIA

The Serbian company recently set up a US affiliate to expand operations in the US. The US affiliate then filed the new office L-1A petition for the executive. With a new office petition, the intracompany transferee gets one year of authorized stay to jumpstart the operations of the US company. Click here for more information: https://www.usimmigrationadvisor.com/l1-visas.html Looking for an US immigration lawyer? Request free consultation at Davies & Associates or find our closest location around the world. This article has ...
Australian E2 visa Immigration

Renewal of E-2 Treaty Investor Visa for an Australian National 

Did you know that on December 23, 2019, the reciprocity schedule for Australia was revised for certain visa categories, including the E visa classification. For an E-1 visa or E-2 visa for Australian nonimmigrants, the fee is now USD 3,574. The U.S. visa reciprocity schedule determines each country’s visa issuance fees, the number of entries permitted on a visa, and the maximum validity period for each visa. The schedule reflects the terms imposed by other countries on American visa applicants ...
E2 Visa Romanian Citizen

5-YEAR E-2 VISA FOR A ROMANIAN INVESTOR ISSUED BY THE U.S. EMBASSY IN BUCHAREST 

Our Treaty Investor client is Romanian, but her spouse and child hold Italian passports.  Did you know that E-2 dependents do not need to have the same nationality as the treaty investor? They don't even have to be nationals of an E-2 treaty country. Our client is a national of Romania, but has been residing in Italy with her family. You do not need to prove ongoing residency in your country of nationality to apply for E-2 visa except if ...
Technology Visas

L-1A VISA FOR AN EXECUTIVE FROM VIETNAM

Did you know that a US company can file a petition for the transfer an executive, manager or specialized knowledge employee of a qualifying foreign company even if the US company has not been in operations for more than a year? The company is eligible to file a NEW OFFICE L-1 PETITION and the beneficiary will initially be eligible for a period of stay of one year. Click here for more information: https://www.usimmigrationadvisor.com/l-1-visa-vietnamese.html https://www.usimmigrationadvisor.com/l1-visas.html Looking for an US immigration lawyer? ...
Covid

Know the Latest Updates from USCIS: COVID-19 Form I-9 Flexibilities Ending Soon!

COVID-19 temporary flexibilities for Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, will end on July 31, 2023. U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently announced that employers must complete in-person physical document inspections for employees whose documents were inspected remotely during the temporary flexibilities by August 30, 2023. This new announcement gives employers additional time to complete in-person physical inspection of identity and employment authorization documents, and annotate the Form I-9 for this population. These flexibilities were initially announced in March ...