Immigration for Artists, Athletes & Entertainers: How the “O” Visa Can Help

Coming to the United States as an artist, actor, or other type of entertainer is an exciting opportunity! It can also be stressful, however, because you will need to get the proper Visa to be able to work or perform in the country. For many performers, the “O” class Visa is the perfect solution. In this blog entry, we break down the basics. Who Can Qualify? The “O” Visa is for nonimmigrants who possess Read More

Need to Visit the US for Business? Here’s how the B-1 Visa Could Help

If you need to come to the United States temporarily to conduct business, the B-1 Visa is likely one of the easiest options for you. This type of visa is easy to apply for, and generally gets approved quite quickly as long as you meet the requirements. Traveling for Business The first requirement is that you must be coming to the US for business. There are many different business activities that qualify, Read More

Immigration for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability: Understanding the “First Preference” EB-1

If you are at the top of your field and would like the opportunity to work in the United States, you may qualify for the EB-1 Visa. This visa gives you first preference due to the extraordinary ability or achievements that you have had, which will make you a valuable asset to the US workforce. People in almost any field can qualify for this type of visa. There are three main categories for this visa, each of which Read More

Will I-squared Change the Immigration Landscape?

A new bill was introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch on January 13th, 2015, that is intended to make some positive changes to the immigration system, especially those in the country on an H-1B Visa, a student visa, or green cards. The bill, titled, “The Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Act of 2015” has not yet been voted on, but if passed will be a significant step in the right direction for many who are looking to Read More

Immigration Basics: The E-2 Treaty Investor Program

One of the main goals of US immigration policy is to allow and encourage people from around the world to come to the United States to invest in US businesses. For those who are from a country with which the US has an established treaty of commerce and navigation, the E-2 Treaty Investor classification may be the ideal option. This nonimmigrant classification was set up specifically for individuals who are looking Read More

Immigration for Athletes: Understanding the P-1A Visa

Athletes who compete at a high level often have the opportunity to travel the world to showcase their talents. This is a great way to build goodwill between countries and expand the audience of a particular sport. For the athletes to travel to the United States, however, they will need to get a visa. The P-1A visa is made specifically for these athletes, and it can help streamline the process. When to Seek a Read More

Australian Investors: How the E-3 Visa Can Help You Immigrate to the USA

If you are an Australian national looking to immigrate to the United States, you’ll have a number of options to consider. If you work in a specialty occupation, one of the most direct options may be to use the E-3 Visa. This is a program that has been set up to help attract the many talented Australian individuals looking to come to the US, and may be the perfect solution for you. Who Qualifies? In order to be Read More

Understanding Immigration: The E-1 Treaty Trader

If you wish to come to the United States to engage in international trade, and you are from a country with which the US has a treaty of commerce and navigation, you may be able to qualify for E-1 “Treaty Trader” status.  This is an excellent option if you are in the business of trading goods, services, international banking, insurance, tourism, technology, or similar ventures. In addition to obtaining E-1 Treaty Read More

Beware the promises of Notarios! ¡Cuidado con las promesas de los Notarios!

Beware the promises of Notarios! President Obama’s immigration reforms will not help everyone. STOP because while there is a lot of excitement around this announcement, the truth is that not everyone will be eligible. Do not believe notarios and other unauthorized consultants who promise immediate action in order to steal your money. WAIT  until the details are released. The wrong help can hurt your chances of Read More

Five Things You Should Know about 2014 Immigration Reform

2014 has been a rough year for immigrants who have waited for decades for some type of immigration reform. After the president announced his intention to act if Congress did not this summer, he pushed off announcing and implementing his plan until after the mid-term elections. Was this just more politics? After taking quite the beating at the polls, many wondered whether the president would act or delay, again. Read Read More