The E-1 visa category allows individuals from countries with which the United States maintains a qualifying treaty of commerce to enter the U.S. to engage in trade primarily between the U.S. and the applicant’s country of nationality. A list of these countries can be found here. E-1 Visa Requirements An [...]
The K-1 visa allows a U.S. citizen to petition for their fiancé to enter the U.S. for purposes of marriage. The petitioner must meet the following requirements: The petitioner must be a U.S. citizen The petitioner must intend to marry their fiancé within 90 days of their fiancé’s admission to [...]
USCIS Updates Green Card Medical Exam Policy, Extending Validity Period to Two Years Instead of One Year.
Prior to obtaining a green card, applicants must submit a medical exam on FORM I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, as applicants with certain communicable diseases, physical or mental disorders associated with harmful behavior, or those with drug abuse or addiction problems are not allowed to enter the [...]
The E-2 investor visa allows individuals from countries with which the U.S. maintains a treaty of commerce to enter the U.S. to start a new business or purchase an existing one. An applicant for an E-2 investor visa must generally meet the following requirements: The applicant must be a national [...]
The L-1 Visa in a Nutshell: Opening a New Office in the U.S. or Transferring an Employee to the U.S.
Companies that wish to establish a new office in the U.S. or send employees to a U.S based office may benefit from the L-1 Intra-company Transferee visa. The L-1 visa category allows companies to transfer an executive, manager, or an employee with specialized knowledge from an associated foreign office to [...]
The H-1B visa allows certain workers with specialized knowledge to work in the U.S. on a temporary basis for an initial period of up to three years. Extensions beyond three years may be granted for a total period of six years and possibly longer if the H-1B worker meets certain [...]