What is an “investment” for the E2 Investor Visa?
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What is an “investment” for the E2 Investor Visa?

E2 Visa status is investors coming to the United States to develop or direct the operations of a business enterprise in which they have invested a substantial amount of capital. One of the main considerations when determining qualifications for the E2 visa is an investment. We discuss what is considered an “investment” for the E2 Investor visa.

Do Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians qualify for TN visa status?
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Do Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians qualify for TN visa status?

Professionals in medical and allied professions not listed under the USCMA, often look at closely related professions to try and obtain TN visa status. Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians often look to the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists for TN visa status. We review the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists, the requirements, and who qualifies here.

How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?
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How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?

After you have been approved for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa allowing you to work and live in the United States, you might have household belongings you wish to bring with you. Prior to moving any belongings to the United States, there are procedures you need to be aware of before moving your belongings. Find out about the process of bringing your belongings to the United States here.

E-2 Visa Approved for the Owner of a Gas Station
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E-2 Visa Approved for the Owner of a Gas Station

There are two ways to obtain an E2 Visa as a Treaty Trader, at a US Consulate or Embassy, or by mail with USCIS through a change of status. We recently received approval for an E2 visa for the owner of a gas station who changed status from a visitor visa to an E2 visa while remaining inside the United States. Read more about this case here. 

My TN Visa status was approved, now what?
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My TN Visa status was approved, now what?

Your TN Visa status has been approved, Congratulations! You are now authorized to legally work and live in the United States. As you commence your employment in the United States under TN visa status there are a few key points you should keep in mind. We cover some key points here.

I am on a TN Visa, How do I obtain TD visa status for my dependents?
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I am on a TN Visa, How do I obtain TD visa status for my dependents?

If you have been issued TN visa status to work inside the United States, your spouse and minor children also qualify to live in the United States with you under TD visa status as your dependents. Your qualifying dependents can obtain TD status at the same time you obtain your TN status, or anytime thereafter. Find out what your dependants need to obtain TD visa status.

My visa application is in administrative processing, what should I expect?
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My visa application is in administrative processing, what should I expect?

After a visa interview, there are two potential outcomes, the consular officer will either issue or refuse the visa. In some instances, the consular officer may request additional information to determine the applicant’s eligibility for a visa. In such cases, further administrative processing is required.   Administrative processing times vary based on individual circumstances. Learn what it means to be placed in “Administrative Processing” and the steps that can be taken to move the case forward.

Can I withdraw my visa application at a US port of entry?
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Can I withdraw my visa application at a US port of entry?

When a foreign national (alien) applies for a visa to work in the United States, withdrawal of the visa application is not a matter of right. Find out more about the withdrawal of a visa application for admission at a US Port of Entry.

As an employer, what part of the Form I797 Approval notice do I provide to my employee?
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As an employer, what part of the Form I797 Approval notice do I provide to my employee?

When a petition or application is approved by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) an I-797 Notice of Action is issued. The original I-797 Notice of Action contains two parts. One part is to be retained by the employer and one part is to be retained by the employee. We discuss the USCIS I-797A and I-797B Notices of Actions here.

What is the H-1B Cap Gap Extension and do I qualify?
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What is the H-1B Cap Gap Extension and do I qualify?

In some cases, an F-1 Student’s status and employment authorization expire before the H-1B visa can be issued on Oct. 1. This creates a gap between the expiration of the F-1 status and the beginning of the H-1B visa status. Qualifying F-1 students with a gap before the start of their H-1B visa are allowed to remain in F-1 status under the “H-1B Cap-Gap Extension.” See if you qualify for the H-1B Cap-Gap extension.