How Much Capital Must I Invest to Obtain an EB-5 Visa? Atlanta Immigration Lawyer Insights

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The United States Congress introduced the EB-5 visa program in 1990 to stimulate economic growth by encouraging investments from foreign entrepreneurs. The EB-5 visa is available to immigrants who invest in a new commercial enterprise or regional center. In order to obtain an EB-5 visa, the immigrant must invest at least $1 million in a new commercial enterprise. Alternatively, the …

DECEMBER 2016 – GLOBAL IMMIGRATION UPDATE

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BELGIUM – Belgium has announced changes to existing “contribution to cover the administrative costs” rules and related proposals, and new 2017 salary thresholds for some fast-track work permits B. ITALY – The government has lifted translation and legalization requirements for certificates of coverage in work permit applications; a new investment visa category has been introduced; residence permit fees have been …

DECEMBER 2016 – IMMIGRATION UPDATE

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In the Press DACA Students Continue Years-Long Fight Over In-State Tuition – wabe.org Georgia Attorney Cites Trump’s Win in Defending In-State Tuition Rules – ajc.com Morning Digest – HD 6 – Daily Kos The Special Election to Replace Trump’s New HHS Pick Could Be a Competitive One – Daily Kos Special Election to Replace Price Could Present Opportunity for Georgia …

Who Can Qualify for the EB-1 First Preference Visa?

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The EB-1 visa program allows highly skilled immigrants to become lawful permanent residents in the United States. These visas are available to immigrants who are outstanding researchers or professors, have extraordinary abilities, or are multinational managers or executives. In order to obtain an EB-1 visa, immigrants must provide extensive evidence to prove they meet the program’s strict eligibility requirements. If …

Feeling Lucky? It’s Lottery Time!

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If you didn’t already know, the immigration diversity green card lottery program is going on, right now!  Unlike the Hunger Games scenario, in the green card lottery you will want to hear your name called because if it is, you and your family could be on the fast track to a green card in the U.S.  The diversity lottery (as …

What Makes a Person “Inadmissible” to the United States?

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There are many ways that a person can be barred from entering the United States.  Whenever a person attempts to enter the country, applies for a visa or adjust his or her immigrant status, or naturalizes, he or she will be evaluated for “admissibility” to the United States. If Customs and Border Protection (CBP) or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services …

What is Adustment of Status?

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If you meet the requirements for a green card and you were inspected and paroled or admitted into the United States, and remain in lawful status, then you may be able to change your immigration status from parolee or nonimmigrant (temporary) to immigrant (permanent). According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, most immigrants who successfully petition for adjustment of status …

What Are the Eligibility Requirements of the H-1B Visa?

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The H-1B visa program allows U.S. businesses to hire foreign workers in occupations that require practical or theoretical application of highly specialized knowledge. As outlined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, there are strict requirements that must be met to acquire an H-1B visa: 1.       There must be an employer-employee relationship between the employer and the foreign national; 2.       The …

USCIS Proposes New Rule – International Startups Get Ready!

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We welcome today’s announcement by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) which released the “International Entrepreneur Rule”. This is a proposal of a new rule which will allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for temporary permission to enter the United States (parole). This proposed rule has significantimplications, not only for the thousands of potential entrepreneurs who may not ordinarily …

New Rule Opens USCIS Provisional Waiver Process to Additional Applicants – Insights from a Atlanta Immigration Attorney

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on July 29 a final rule to expand the provisional waiver process to individuals who meet the statutory requirements for immigrant visas, and whose family members are lawful permanent residents or U.S. citizens. According to USCIS, the purpose of the provisional waiver process is to encourage family unity. It enhances administrative efficiency and …