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How to Enter U.S. to Start a Business as a Foreigner

Staring A Business As A Foreigner

Foreign entrepreneurs and professionals often approach our firm wanting to know what their options are when it comes to starting a business in the United States. While each scenario is different, there are a number of viable visa options made available by the U.S. government. In this post we’ll explore which pathways may be appropriate to start or expand an enterprise in the country including business visitor visas, treaty investor visa, intracompany transferee, and more.

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O-1 Visa Benefits

O-1 Visa Benefits

When it comes to working temporarily in the U.S., you can’t go wrong with the O-1 visa. The advantages it provides are substantial, but getting an O-1 is no small feat. You’ll need to demonstrate that you are a foreign national with extraordinary achievement, and there’s a lot that goes into that statement. In this post, we’ll find out just how you can qualify and how the O-1 visa benefits apply to your case.

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June 2018 Visa Bulletin

June 2018 Visa Bulletin

With the summer season just around the corner, it’s time to examine the next Department of State visa bulletin to see where the final action dates have moved. Waiting for your priority date to be current can be an arduous process, and understanding how the dates are affected can be difficult. That’s why we’ve created this in-depth report of the June 2018 visa bulletin that not only gets newcomers up to speed but also helps those with a pending green card petition get a better idea of their waiting time.

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L-1 vs E-3 Visa

L-1 Visa vs E-3 Visa

When immigrating to the U.S., one of the first questions you will have to ask yourself is this: which visa should I choose? There are all kinds of nonimmigrant visas out there for a wide variety of people and situations. While, ultimately, it comes down to your unique immigration circumstances when choosing, you can use this post as an introduction to the L-1 and E-3 visas to make a more informed decision about your case.

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H1B Lottery 2018 | Results, Process, and 2019 Chances (Updated 4/17/18)

H-1B Lottery 2019 Results

Check out “The Complete Guide on H-1B Visa 2018-19 News, Quota, Lottery Predictions

The United States Citizen and Immigration Services officially announced on April 12, 2018 that the H-1B lottery was completed for fiscal year 2018-19. Only 190,098 petitions were received from the beginning of the season (April 2nd) to the official completion date on April 6th. On April 11th, the computer-generation selection process picked at random the designated number of petitions to meet the cap.

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May 2018 Visa Bulletin

May Visa Bulletin 2018

As we gradually approach summer, we take our monthly look at the latest visa bulletin provided by the Department of State to see where the green card final action dates have moved. Keep reading if terms such as “final action dates” and “priority dates” are new for you. If you are already familiar with how a green card works, you can go straight to the report.

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Top Tips for Sponsoring a Family Member Green Card

Sponsoring Family Green Card

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) or green card holders have the ability to sponsor a foreign-born member of their family. Receiving permanent residency allows you to obtain employment authorization (commonly known as a work permit). While this process does not occur overnight, there are ways to get the process started on the right foot. Be aware that this right applies to immediate relatives only and other more distant relatives must seek alternative immigration options.

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E-2 Visa Treaty Countries

E-2 Visa Treaty Countries

Of the many visas that are used to live and work in the U.S., few are as sought after as the E class visas. A perfect option for certain entrepreneurs and traders, E visas are relatively inexpensive to obtain (aside from your investment), do not require a job offer, and can be renewed an unlimited number of times. But not every investor or trader is eligible. You must be from a treaty country in order to qualify. Keep reading to find out exactly what that means and which nations count as E-2 visa treaty countries.

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Breaking News: H-1B Premium Processing Suspended 2019

H-1B 2019 premium processing suspended

March 20, 2018 marked yet another startling announcement for H-1B holders. Just like the previous year, the premium processing service will be suspended for all H-1B petitions filed on or after April 2, 2018 for the 2019 cap. The USCIS stated that this suspension will continue until September 10, 2018. After that, they plan to accept premium processing petitions as usual. Keep reading to learn the details.

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April 2018 Visa Bulletin

April 2018 Visa Bulletin

Getting a green card to live and work in the United States is the ultimate goal of thousands of immigrants from all over the globe. However, obtaining lawful permanent residency in the U.S. can be a long and tricky process. One major step involves waiting for your priority date to be current. In this April 2018 visa bulletin report, we not only show how the dates have moved, but we also explain each step and give you the chance to stay connected.

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