US Immigration Visa Approval

D&A Obtains Three L-1 Visa Client Petition Approvals in Single Day

The approvals are the culmination of hard work from our L-1 Visa team throughout the pandemic. Davies & Associates received the great news that three of our L-1 visa petitions were approved today. The L-1 Visa allows a manager, executive, or specialized-knowledge employee to transfer to the existing or newly established US office of a related company they work for overseas. Two of the petitions were for employees in the same UK company, operating in the renewables and hydrocarbon space ...
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US reopen to all vaccinated travelers

Thị thực EB-6” không tồn tại

Việc chỉ định “EB” đề cập đến khái niệm “Employment Base” - “Dựa trên việc làm” được ủy quyền và được sử dụng để chỉ những cách được cho phép trong Đạo luật Nhập cư và Quốc tịch (“INA”) để có được Thường trú nhân “Dựa trên việc làm” (còn được gọi là “Thẻ xanh”) ở Mỹ. EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 và EB-5 là những cách hiện được cho phép để có được Thường trú nhân “Dựa trên việc làm” ...
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EB-6 Visa

What is the International Entrepreneur Parole (IEP) Program and Why Can’t it be Called “EB-6 Visa”?

Some agents and immigration lawyers are incorrectly selling an "EB-6 Visa". This does not exist: they mean the International Entrepreneur Parole Program, which does not confer the same status. The “EB-6 Visa” Doesn’t ExistThe designation “EB” refers to authorized “Employment-Based” and is used to refer to ways authorized in the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”) to obtain “Employment Based” Permanent Residency (also known as a “Green Card”) in the United States. EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 and EB-is 5 are the ...
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E-2 Visa for French Client

French E-2 Visa Client Approved Relatively Quickly at US Embassy in Paris

The French E-2 applicant is setting up a business consultancy in Florida. Davies & Associates have obtained yet another E-2 Visa, this time for a French client applying at the US embassy in Paris. One of the major obstacles was the difficulty of securing a visa appointment at the US embassy in Paris. According to the State Department, the average wait time for a non-immigrant visa at the US embassy in Paris is 105 days. Our client was fortunate that ...
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L-1 Visa information

New E-2 Visa Approval as Embassies Grind Back into Gear Worldwide

Davies & Associates secured yet another approval for an E-2 Treaty Investor Visa client, this time for a Pakistani client who is starting up a marketing consultancy in the United States. The client’s E-2 approval – at the US embassy in Islamabad – shows that visa processing is slowly returning to normal after the disruption caused by Covid-19. The situation continues to remain mixed globally. The availability of visa appointments depends upon local restrictions and the level of pent-up demand ...
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New Office L1 Visas

Thị thực L-1 luân chuyển nhân viên của các doanh nghiệp vừa và nhỏ (SME) sang Hoa Kỳ

Thị thực L-1 luân chuyển nhân viên của các doanh nghiệp vừa và nhỏ (SME) sang Hoa Kỳ Thị thực Luân chuyển Nội bộ L-1 là thị thực không nhập cư phù hợp cho các chủ doanh nghiệp muốn mở rộng và phát triển kinh doanh của họ tại Hoa Kỳ, đồng thời cử giám đốc điều hành và nhân viên chuyên trách đi cùng để giám sát quy trình hoạt động kinh doanh.Mặc dù L-1 có vẻ là một ...
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L-1 Visa for Spouses

L-1 Visa Spouses: Automatic Work Authorization for L-2 Visa Holders on the Horizon

Spouses of L-1 Visa holders look set to be granted automatic working rights in the US in a huge win for holders of L-2 Visas. A class action lawsuit was launched by affected people who claimed the long waits for authorizations and renewals made them uncompetitive and had caused them to lose jobs. Spouses of L-1 Visa holders are required to apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) and also for subsequent extensions. Long delays, exacerbated by Covid-19, have meant that ...
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Qualify for E-2 Treaty Investor Visa For USA

Do the Employees of E-2 Treaty Investors Qualify for US Visas?

By Verdie Atienza, Senior Immigration Attorney, Head of E-2 Visa Practice, Davies & Associates There is a wealth of information regarding the E-2 Treaty Investor visa, but not a lot of people know that the E-2 Enterprise may also file an application for a foreign national of the same nationality as the E-2 Treaty Investor to qualify for an E-2 Treaty Employee visa. The E-2 employee may be an executive or supervisory employee. The employee may also be employed in ...
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Vaccine Requirement for US Travel

Do I Need to be Vaccinated to Travel to the United States?

An increasing number of clients are contacting us to ask whether they need to be vaccinated to travel to the United States. President Biden has mandated that most foreign nationals visiting the United States will need to show proof of vaccination from Covid-19 when global travel to the USA opens up on November 8. However, some exemptions will apply. Which vaccines are accepted for travel to the United States? Most foreign nationals entering the United States on a non-immigrant visa ...
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EB-5 Investor Visa

EB5 Trực tiếp: Con đường mới và nhanh hơn đến Thẻ xanh

Vào ngày 30 tháng 6 năm 2021, Chương trình Trung tâm Vùng EB5 đã hết hạn và USCIS ngừng chấp nhận Đơn I526 mới để xử lý. Đồng thời USCIS tiếp tục chấp nhận đơn EB5 cho các đơn EB5 Trực tiếp với mức đầu tư chỉ 500.000 USD. Trong khi USCIS đã ngừng xử lý các Hồ sơ của Trung tâm Vùng EB5 và các Đơn nộp I485 liên quan, việc xử lý các Đơn kiện EB5 Trực tiếp ...
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US reopen to all vaccinated travelers

US Travel Ban to be Lifted on November 8th

President Biden has announced the United States will reopen to all vaccinated travellers who can produce a negative test from November 8, ending a twenty-month ban on most visitors from a range of countries worldwide. Under the Covid-19 travel ban, most people who had been in the Europe, the UK, China, India, South Africa and Brazil in the past 14 days were prohibited from traveling to the United States. The lifting of the ban means anyone can enter the United ...
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HƯƠNG TRÌNH ĐỊNH CƯ BỒ ĐÀO NHA

CHƯƠNG TRÌNH ĐỊNH CƯ BỒ ĐÀO NHA Bồ Đào Nha có một số chương trình nhập cư hấp dẫn và cạnh tranh và một trong những chế độ thuế cạnh tranh nhất dành cho người nước ngoài chuyển cư trú thuế của họ đến lãnh thổ Bồ Đào Nha. CHƯƠNG TRÌNH THỊ THỰC VÀNG Bồ Đào Nha đã triển khai chương trình cấp giấy phép cư trú cho phép công dân nước ngoài có được giấy phép cư trú tạm ...
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Humanitarian Parole for Afghans

What is Humanitarian Parole and How Could it Help Afghans?

It is possible to gain entry to the United States if you are in urgent humanitarian need by applying for Humanitarian Parole. Parole does not confer any legal status in the United States, but it does provide the opportunity to get out of harm’s way, obtain urgent medical care, donate an organ, or reunite with family in exceptional circumstances. Once in the United States, it may be possible to adjust your status by applying another visa category or to apply ...
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US reopen to all vaccinated travelers

Biden Plans Reopening of US Border in November as our Firm Obtains Another National Interest Exception to Travel to the US

President Biden has indicated that the US border will reopen in November, until then the National Interest Exception remains the only viable option for many people to enter the country. The US border has been closed to people from Schengen countries in Europe as well as the UK, Ireland, India, Brazil and a number of other countries. President Biden announced this week that the eighteen month ban will be lifted at some point in November without giving much detail. The ...
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Verdie Atienza - E-2 Investor Visa Lawyer

Immigration Attorney Explains E-2 Visa Citizenship Requirement.

Senior Immigration Attorney at our firm, Verdie Atienza, details all the issues surrounding nationality requirements for the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa. In the video, which you can watch below, Verdie explains that you must be a citizen of an E-2 Treaty country. The full list of E-2 countries can be found here. Don't worry if you are NOT from an E-2 Treaty Country. You can obtain citizenship of an E-2 country and then apply. The two countries with the fastest ...
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