How to File the L-1A New Office Petition
The L-1A nonimmigrant classification lets United States employers transfer executives and managers from a foreign office to a U.S.-based office – and it’s also available to companies that don’t yet have a U.S. office and want to open one. In order to qualify, the employer must file the right paperwork with the United States government…Read More
Applying for the H-1B Visa
If you’re like many people, you’re interested in the H-1B visa – a nonimmigrant visa that lets people work in specialty occupations or perform services of exceptional merit and ability to the U.S. Department of Defense. This guide explains applying for the H-1B visa, the electronic registration process, and everything else you need to know…Read More
New Business Immigration Opportunity | International Entrepreneur Parole
We are pleased to share an exciting new pathway for foreign national entrepreneurs to live and work lawfully in the United States while growing a new business. This week, the government announced the availability of a program known as International Entrepreneur Parole, which gives the Department of Homeland Security the authority to grant a period…Read More
How to Find H-1B Sponsorship by Companies in America
If companies are not finding individuals with the specific skills and knowledge needed, looking beyond the United States borders is a viable approach. To hire a foreign employee, employers must apply for an H-1B sponsorship. Many U.S.-based companies have had difficulty filling their staff with qualified U.S. citizens and need to look elsewhere to fill some…Read More
Top 5 Issues that Require a Business Immigration Law Firm
American businesses often find that the talent needed to move their objectives forward may not be available within the United States. That often means that multinational corporations must either bring foreign workers to the United States for training or require the specialized skills that some of their foreign employees can provide. Although there are many…Read More
How Does a Small Company Sponsor H1B Workers?
Successful start-up and small companies that wish to grow usually begin with a clear roadmap to achieve their goals. This plan includes objectives, timelines, staffing requirements, and plenty of action plans. In some technical areas, the staffing challenge can be the most significant hurdle to achieving overall objectives. While there may be plenty of specialized…Read More
Trump Bans Work Visas for The Remainder of 2020
President Trump has issued a new executive order that prohibits visa issuance for certain classes of employment visas. The affected classes are H-1B, H-2B, some categories of J-1, and L-1. The ban also includes dependent family members who could accompany the spouse with the primary visa classification, such as a spouse and unmarried minor children.…Read More
Ask Garry: How Can An Indian National Obtain an E-2 Visa?
There is a significant buzz about E-2 visas in the media lately, particularly for nationals of India. Let me cut through the marketing hype and break this option down into practical terms. What Is The E-2 Visa? The E-2 visa program is for a foreign national to make a business investment in the U.S.…Read More
Ask Garry: Why Are H-1B Petition Denials Rising?
According to a report from the National Foundation for American Policy, October 2019, it is now four times more likely that an H-1B petition will be denied by USCIS. Of most concern is the fact that the law on H-1Bs has not changed. If the law is the same, what is it that accounts for…Read More
Getting Started With The E-2 Treaty Investor Application
Davis & Associates is a Trusted Advisor for E-2 Treaty Investor applications. The vast majority of our cases are successful, which demonstrates that we have to tools, knowledge and experience to help you maximize your chances for success. Below is a brief summary of the E-2 application process and types of documentation that is needed.…Read More
Changes to EB-5 Visa Requirements Coming into Effect Soon
The EB-5 visa allows foreign investors, their spouses, and unmarried children under 21 years of age to obtain lawful permanent residency in the U.S. The program was created in 1990 to stimulate the economy and foster job growth. To qualify for an EB-5 visa, an investor must meet specific requirements, which were recently updated by…Read More