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Working in the U.S. through L-1 Visa

Foreign company executives, managers, or employees who have “specialized knowledge” may be eligible to secure work and eventually migrate to the United States if they file for a L-1 visa, often called an “Intracompany Transferee.” The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires that foreign individuals, who have decided to apply for the L-1 visa, have […]

Removing Conditions on Permanent Resident Status for Entrepreneurial Investors

Entrepreneurial investors are granted conditional permanent resident status for a period of two years, during which the investors must satisfy certain conditions. If they are able to satisfy those conditions, investors can then petition for the removal of conditions on their permanent resident status in the United States. To accomplish this, investors will need to […]

How the USCIS defines “exceptional ability” for the EB-2 visa

In order to be eligible to file for the EB-2 visa, you will need to be able to demonstrate that you possess an “exceptional ability,” as defined by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. In essence, there are two basic requirements that applicants need to meet in order to be considered to have an […]

Charles Raether provides article on EB-5 visas for Tranio.com

Here at , we believe that raising awareness of immigration law and EB-5 issues is crucial to our mission of helping individuals and families work through the legal process to gain entry and citizenship in the United States. With that in mind, our own managing partner Charles Raether has worked with a partner organization to write […]

How is a “commercial enterprise” defined by the USCIS?

Foreign nationals applying for EB-5 visa should understand that they are making contributions to the U.S. economy by investing in commercial enterprises. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) define a commercial enterprise as a kind of legal business designed to generate profit. Foreign nationals who have decided to invest a capital of $500,000 or $1 […]

Specialized workers and green cards

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may allow foreign nationals to secure permanent residency in the United States if they are employed in a position considered by the government to fall into one of several “special job categories.” Some of those jobs or fields of employment are: Broadcaster Member of the Armed Forces Individuals […]

How long will it take me to work through the EB-5 visa process?

Though every case may present its own unique challenges that can affect the amount of time it will take to work through the EB-5 visa process, most cases can be completed within a single year. This relatively quick process attracts many people to the EB-5 visa program. However, there will be a great deal of […]

Immigrating to the US through a family member

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) may grant a green card to foreign nationals given that they have family members who are already U.S. citizens. Individuals may possibly secure a green card if they are: A spouse of a U.S. citizen Single children below 21 years old whose parents are U.S. citizens Parents 21 […]

Indian companies to pay up to $4.5K for H1B and L1 US visas

Under a new bill, Indian companies that are planning to make investments in the U.S. through popular visas like the H1B and L1 are expected to pay a fee of not more than $4,500, an article of The Hindu reported on December 17. The new congressional bill that was passed on December 16 will reportedly […]

Understanding requirements for the EB-1c visa

The EB-1c visa is similar to the L-1 visa in that it can allow foreign executives and managers come to the United States to work with a U.S. company that is closely associated with their foreign employer. Unlike the L-1 visa, the EB-1c visa allows the visa holder to potentially obtain a Green Card in […]

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