O-1 Visas for Software Engineers

Work visas in the United States are designed for the different skills that individual workers have. When applying for a work visa, it is important to choose the one that works best for your career goals. If you are a software engineer, you should consider applying for an O-1 visa. As a software engineer, there are a few important advantages to having an O-1 visa, including: Working for Multiple Employers O-1 visas Read More

Advantages and Disadvantages of E-2 Treaty Investor Visas

E-2 treaty investor visas offer foreign nationals an opportunity to begin their own business in the United States. Compared to other visas, it is not as complicated to apply for. However, it does come with some stringent requirements. There are both advantages and disadvantages to E-2 treaty investor visas. Advantages of the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa One of the main advantages of an E-2 treaty investor visa is that Read More

P Visas for Artists

The United States has always been an important destination for artists around the world and the United States has always been welcoming. From amateurs to professionals, artists and performers are eager to show off their skill to American audiences. P visas are available for artists and performers who wish to show off their talents in the United States. P-1 Visa The P-1 visa is available for artists who will be Read More

Legal Immigration Declines

Legal immigration to the United States has fallen by 11% in the wake of many restrictive immigration policies put into place by the Trump administration. Through these policies, Trump has done more to restrict immigration than a border wall could accomplish. Two of these new policies went into effect in February 2020, an expanded travel ban that included Nigeria, and strict wealth tests on green card Read More

Do I Need an Attorney for my Visa Application?

When applying for work visas or other types of visas, people often ask themselves if they really need an immigration attorney to help them through the process. At first glance, the forms and instructions seem rather straightforward. You are not required to have an attorney, and the decision to hire one is personal. However, there are some important reasons why you may want to hire an attorney for your visa Read More

Increase in VAWA Petitions Flagged for Fraud

Since the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013, the number of applications for “domestic violence green cards” has risen steadily. However, as the number of applications has increased, the percentage of applications flagged as possibly fraudulent has risen at an even faster rate. Fraud referrals have more than quadrupled over the last five years. This has many advocates concerned about the Read More

P Visas for Entertainers

The P category of visas is for foreign nationals who intend to come to the United States to perform either in athletics or entertainment. It is the visa of choice for those who may not have the “extraordinary ability” necessary to qualify for an O visa. If you are an entertainer or group of entertainers seeking to perform in the United States, you should be aware of the different types of P visas available and the Read More

The Benefits of an L Visa

In order for a foreign national to work in the United States, they need to obtain a work visa. One of the most widely used and useful work visas is the L visa, which allows a temporary worker to come to the United States for an extended period of time. What is an L Visa? This type of visa allows a foreign company to transfer certain employees to work for an affiliated U.S. company. It is a nonimmigrant visa that is Read More

EB-1 Green Cards for Athletes

Teams in the United States have been recruiting foreign athletes from around the world to compete in sports like soccer, baseball, and football. In addition, state of the art training facilities make the United States an attractive location for high caliber athletes to train for international competitions like the Olympics. In some cases, these athletes may want to become permanent United States residents. This is Read More

E-2 Treaty Investor Requirements

While there are many ways to live and work in the United States, the E-2 treaty investor visa represents a way that you can build your own business. The application for an E-2 visa is not overly complicated. However, there are a number of requirements to keep in mind. Requirements for an E-2 Treaty Investor In order to qualify for an E-2 visa, a treaty investor must: Be a national of a country with which the Read More