EB-5 Visa, L-1 Visa, E-2 Visa

E2 Visa Validity and Authorized Stay in the United States: Know the Difference

Mark I. Davies is the Global Managing Partner and founder of our firm. Mark also Chairs our Global Business and Investor visa team and focuses his practice on EB5, L1, E2 and other business and investor visa solutions. There is significant confusion as to the difference between E2 visa validity and the period of authorized stay in the United States. What an E2 Visa Does? A valid, unexpired, E2 visa gives you the ability to come to the US border ...
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The President’s Immigration Ban: Update

President Trump has signed the Executive Order temporarily suspending some visa categories for an initial 60 days. This mostly applies to people outside the United States seeking permanent residency / Green Cards, excluding the EB-5 program. The State Department has just issued a clarification stating that the Order is not retroactive and that "no valid visas will be revoked under this proclamation." There are a number of exclusions and exemptions. We recommend you contact us to discuss your specific circumstances. What is NOT included ...
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The President’s Immigration Ban: Why you Should Still Apply for a Visa

Duncan Hill is marketing director at Davies & Associates LLC. Duncan is not a lawyer and nothing in this blog constitutes legal advice. President Trump tweeted last night that he would sign an executive order banning immigration to the United States. While it is still unclear how this will play out, it is only likely to be a temporary setback. Anyone hoping to apply for a US visa should continue as normal if their circumstances permit. “In light of the ...
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Coronavirus Paradigm Shift in the Manufacturing Sectors

Post-Coronavirus Paradigm Shift in the Manufacturing Sector

Sukanya is an Associate in our Mumbai India office. She works with our Indian clients on EB-5, L1 and E2 visas coupled with Grenada citizenship. China is considered the world’s manufacturing hub. However, there are reports that we might see a change in that soon. The coronavirus pandemic has made companies from across the world to move their production units out of China. Even before the pandemic, the U.S. - China trade war had triggered many U.S. based companies to ...
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EB-5 Visa Availability Now Determines I-526 Approvals Process

Duncan Hill is marketing director at Davies & Associates LLC. Duncan is not a lawyer and nothing in this blog constitutes legal advice. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has changed the way it processes I-526 petitions. Instead of operating the first-come-first-served approach, adjudications are now being determined by visa availability. An I-526 petition is the application for the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa. This program offers a relatively straightforward path to a Green Card for families or individuals ...
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The Solution to a Stuck EB-5 Visa Application – Filing Writ of Mandamus

The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) has slowed the pace at which it adjudicates I-526 petitions. The I-526 form demonstrates a petitioner’s eligibility for the EB-5 visa and constitutes the first official step in the application process for would-be immigrant investors. The slowdown in adjudications are the result of political, administrative and external factors. They are evidenced in the fact that “priority dates” for countries in visa retrogression are quickly shifting forward. The changes to the priority dates ...
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Options for US Business in the Current Economic Downturn

Duncan Hill is marketing director at Davies & Associates LLC. Duncan is not a lawyer and nothing in this blog constitutes legal advice. Businesses across the United States are reeling from the economic impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus outbreak. Furloughed employees, disrupted supply chain, cancelled purchase orders, nosediving share prices and shuttered premises are all compounding to create an unprecedented challenge. Over the past decade, Davies & Associates has brought hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs to the United States. Our ...
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Why now is a good time to prepare L1/E2 Application

David Cantor is a licensed attorney in the State of New York based in our Florence, Italy office. David oversees Client Relations for Davies & Associates Global Investor and Business Visa Practice. As of March 18, US Citizenship and Immigration Services suspended in-person services until April 1st in order to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is highly likely that interviews and other critical Consular services will also be suspended beyond this date – in other words, it ...
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Shift in EB-5 Priority Dates for India and Vietnam

Sukanya is an Associate in our Mumbai India office. She works with our Indian clients on EB-5, L1 and E2 visas coupled with Grenada citizenship. As per the recent update of US Visa Bulletin for the month of April 2020, we see a change in the final action dates for EB-5 preference cases for India and Vietnam. Priority Date means the date when the US Citizenship and Immigration Services - USCIS - receives the petition and form I-526. Each country ...
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Types of Visa That Are Perfect for Entrepreneurs, Investors or Business Owners

Girish Mohile is an Associate with D&A based in Mumbai, India. Girish works as local Business Development representative for the firm and acts as liaison between Indian clients and US attorneys on their source of funds. Girish is not licensed to practice law in the United States and nothing in this blog constitutes legal advice If you are a business owner or an entrepreneur, then you might have your dreams of launching your business in the US. In order to ...
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Investors look to the E-2 Visa as the Cost of an EB-5 Visa Increases from Thursday

Duncan Hill is marketing director at Davies & Associates LLC. Duncan is not a lawyer and nothing in this blog constitutes legal advice. Barring an eleventh-hour intervention, the minimum investment required for an EB-5 application is increasing from $500,000 to $900,000 in areas of high unemployment and from $1 million to $1.8 million everywhere else. Given the time it takes our attorneys and paralegals to prove that a client’s source of funds meets with strict US requirements, it is most ...
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Italy Relocation: Molise, Sambuca & One Euro Homes

David Cantor is a licensed attorney in the State of New York based in our Florence, Italy office. David oversees Client Relations for Davies & Associates Global Investor and Business Visa Practice. Recently, select municipalities throughout Italy (Molise, Sambuca, Mussomeli, Patricia, and others) have launched official economic programs to stimulate and rescue dwindling communities. These unprecedented economic strategies involve marketing lucrative offers for individuals and families to establish residency and businesses in select, dwindling, provincial townships and communities – from ...
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Key Benefits of Working with A Regional Center in EB 5 

Girish Mohile is an Associate with D&A based in Mumbai, India. Girish works as local Business Development representative for the firm and acts as liaison between Indian clients and US attorneys on their source of funds. Girish is not licensed to practice law in the United States and nothing in this blog constitutes legal advice. EB 5 Visa or also known as the Immigrant Investor Program, enables foreign investors to get a US Green Card through investment. An individual needs ...
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5 Types of Startup Visas That Are Good for Entrepreneurs

Girish Mohile is an Associate with D&A based in Mumbai, India. Girish works as local Business Development representative for the firm and acts as liaison between Indian clients and US attorneys on their source of funds. Girish is not licensed to practice law in the United States and nothing in this blog constitutes legal advice. Every year, several people from around the world migrate to the US in search of better business opportunities. Several studies by Inc have suggested that foreign ...
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Qualifying for a Merit-Based US Visa Application

David Cantor is a licensed attorney in the State of New York based in our Florence, Italy office. David oversees Client Relations for Davies & Associates Global Investor and Business Visa Practice.  The current administration is favorably adjudicating “merit-based’ visa applications. While “merit-based” is a broad concept, applicable to multiple US visa categories, it generally refers to individuals whom can demonstrate that they have achieved a certain level of success and recognition in their respective professions. At Davies & Associates, ...
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