Serving Immigrants

Call Us Now To Get Started

(305) 907-6151

Blog

Work Restrictions On Your O-1 Visa
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 13, 2020

O-1 visas are more flexible than other nonimmigrant visas. However, there are work restrictions and limitations that you should be aware of in order to make the most of your status. O-1 Visa An O-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that is available for those individuals who demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field. There are O-1A visa for those whose fields include science, business, education, and athletics. An O-1B visa is available for those individuals who are in the motion picture or television industry. There are strict standards that must be met in order to qualify for an O-1 visa. Work Restrictions Although an O-1 visa is fairly flexible, there are still a number of work restrictions, including: You Cannot Sponsor Your Own Visa—an O-1 visa application can only be… Read More

Taxes And Your E-2 Visa
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 11, 2020

An E-2 treaty investor visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows foreign nationals that have treaties with the United States to come to this country if they invest. It is an investment visa that encourages investors to build businesses in the United States. There are a number of advantages to the E-2 visa but there are also questions regarding taxes. Do I Have To Pay Taxes If I Have An E-2 Visa? As long as you earn income in the United States, whether you are a citizen, an immigrant, or a nonimmigrant on a visa, you are required to pay taxes. Therefore, as an E-2 visa holder you will have to pay taxes. However, the amount of taxes you pay will depend on your status, your country of origin, and… Read More

Are L-1 Visas Right For Your Business?
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 7, 2020

The number of L-1 visas being rejected has gone up over recent years and there is currently a temporary suspension on the issuing of these visas. Still the news isn’t all bad. These visas will be available again and they may be the right move for your business to expand in the United States. Advantages Of An L-1 Visa There are two types of L-1 visas that are useful for nonimmigrant intracompany transfers. The L-1A visa is available for those individuals in managerial or executive positions. L-1B visas are for those in positions that require specialized knowledge. L-1 nonimmigrant visas allow a company to transfer an executive or manager, or a professional employee with specialized knowledge, from one of its affiliated foreign offices to an office in the United States.… Read More

Trump Suspends L-1 Visas And Other Work Visas For The Rest Of The Year
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 5, 2020

On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed an executive order suspending new H-1B, L-1, J, and other temporary work visas for the rest of the year. These work visas apply to skilled workers, managers, and executives. The goal is to protect half a million jobs to make up for the loss caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Affected Visas L-1 visas are primarily focused on managers and executives for large corporations who are looking to work in a division of their company overseas. H-1B visas apply to highly skilled workers and are an important part of the workforce in the tech industry. Other workers, such as au pairs who provide childcare, will also be affected by the ban. The order is not expected to affect visa holders who are already in… Read More

O-1 Visas Are Harder To Get: Why You May Want To Hire An Attorney
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: August 3, 2020

In recent years it has become harder to immigrate to the United States. Added restrictions have been placed by the Trump administration on many visa categories and visa denials have doubled over the last few years. These changes have altered the demographics of the workforce and artistic community in the United States. Included among the types of visas that are more difficult to get are the O-1 visas. O-1 Visa Process O-1 visas are available for those who demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field. They are reserved for those individuals who have shown outstanding achievements. Applying for an O-1 visa is not any easy process. If you have obtained a special achievement such as a Nobel prize or an Academy Award, then you should have no problem applying for an… Read More

How Can An Attorney Help With Your Visa Application
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: July 30, 2020

You are not required to have an attorney when you begin the visa application process. In fact, USCIS provides information and guides on its website that can help you through the process. However, when applying for a visa, it’s important that you get everything right. There many requirements and steps to be followed and hiring an attorney can help you put together the best application. Figuring Out Your Options Not sure which visa is a right for you? An attorney can look at your situation and help you look through your options. Looking at things creatively may mean that you have visa options you never considered before. You could qualify for multiple visas and an attorney can help you determine which one best for you or which one has the… Read More

What Is A Tn Visa?
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: July 29, 2020

A TN visa is a nonimmigrant visa and is an abbreviation of Trade NAFTA. It is a visa that allows citizens of Mexico and Canada, as NAFTA professionals, to work in the United States in prearranged business activities for the United States or foreign employers. It is a special classification that is part of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which created special economic and trade relationships. Who Is Eligible For TN Visa? In order to qualify for a TN visa, you must intend to perform business activities in the United States at a professional level. You must be a citizen from Canada or Mexico and must be skilled in a profession. Some examples of qualifying professions include: Accountant Engineer Scientist Lawyer Medical Professional Teacher Your profession must qualify… Read More

Choosing Between An O-1 Visa And An H-1B Visa
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: July 27, 2020

The first step when seeking an employment-based nonimmigrant visa in the United States is determining which visa is right for you. An experienced immigration attorney can help you weigh the options. You may be deciding between the O-1 visa and the H-1B visa. Each of these two visas has its own unique characteristics and requirements of which foreign nationals and employers should be aware. O-1 Visa An O-1 visa is available for those individuals who demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field. They should be well known internationally for their achievements in fields such as science, art, education, athletics, or business (O-1A vis). The O-1 visa is also available to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in motion pictures and television (O-1B visa). An O-1 visa has a long list… Read More

O-1 Visas For Independent Contractors
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: July 23, 2020

O-1 visas are available for those individuals who demonstrate extraordinary ability in their field. One of the most common misconceptions about O-1 visas is that it must be tied to a specific employer. Although the term “employer” is often used when referring to O-1 visas, you don’t necessarily have to be an employee to obtain the visa. You can obtain an O-1 visa as an independent contractor sponsored by an agent. Obtaining An O-1 Visa As An Independent Contractor You can obtain an O-1 visa as an independent contractor. However, it is important to keep in mind that you must meet the same criteria as any other O-1 visa applicant. You must demonstrate that you have extraordinary ability in your field. In addition, you cannot petition for your own O-1… Read More

Who Is Eligible For A P-1A Visa?
  • By: Serving Immigrants
  • Published: July 21, 2020

A P-1A visa is a nonimmigrant visa available to athletes who are coming to the United States to participate in their sport. If you are an athlete or the representative of an athletic team, then the P-1A visa is designed for you. However, there are some important requirements in order to qualify for a P-1A visa. Outstanding Athletes The P-1A visa was designed for individual athletes or teams who can demonstrate international recognition and distinction in their sport. An experienced immigration attorney can help you establish your record of recognition. When filing a petition, it will be necessary to include paperwork demonstrating that you or your team are known in more than one country as a highly-qualified member of your sport. USCIS Requirements Along with your petition, you must include… Read More

Page 3 of 12:«12345... 12»
Translate »