Update May 10, 2019: After holding the randomized computer drawing, the U.S. State Department has announced the winners for Fiscal Year 2020 of the Diversity Visa Program, which hands out 50,000 permanent resident cards, known as green cards, each year, despite President Donald Trump’s promise to end it. Update September 10, 2019: The next green card lottery winners will […]Continue Reading
US Immigration News: 2019's Latest USCIS Immigration Updates
The latest US Immigration news covering the USCIS, including green cards/permanent residency, family sponsorship, temporary work visas, investor visas and citizenship. For more information about the US immigration process and requirements, please visit our main page on US immigration.
The Next Step After An E-2 Visa Denial The United States of America provides terrific opportunities for entrepreneurs to expand their business into a market of more than 300 million consumers. However, the process of obtaining an E-2 investor visa is complex and lengthy, including specific qualifications that must be met to gain entry to […]Continue Reading
Important New Restrictions For Visa Waiver Program Announced The Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act of 2015 was officially established as a law on December 18th, just before congress went on holiday. As a result, the Visa Waiver Program now has additional restrictions that affect a portion of applicants who previously met […]Continue Reading
You’re an entrepreneur, and there’s no better place to start a business than in the land of freedom and plenty – the US. At least, that’s what many people think. However, the reality is more complicated. There are a number of visa categories available to people who want to start their own business, although most […]Continue Reading
Why might a TN visa be denied? According to Nolo, the most common reasons for TN visas being denied are connected to a lack of evidence of eligibility. Some applicants may simply not be eligible (due to insufficient education or a potential job not correlating with any of the occupations on the NAFTA list), but […]Continue Reading
The United States tends to have strict rules about outsiders working within their borders. However, due to our proximity to the U.S. and the North American Free Trade Agreement, Canadians have an easier time than many other nations when it comes to obtaining legal employment within the United States. If you’re a Canadian computer systems […]Continue Reading
As recently reported by International Business Times, lawmakers in the United States are set to review the US visa waiver program that has been in place for nearly 30 years, due to the current foreign fighter threat. As it stands, the US Waiver Program allows visitors from various participating countries to travel to the United States without a […]Continue Reading
What is an E1 Visa? An E1 visa allows individuals or employees of companies to enter the United States for the purpose of carrying out international trade. “Trade” may apply to the trade of goods, services, and banking. There is no set limit to the amount of trade that must take place, although greater emphasis is […]Continue Reading
Compiling TN Visas for Software Engineers Putting together a TN visa application can be more complicated than organizing high quality computer code. Gaining access to the United States for the purposes of working within their borders is a tricky prospect, regardless of the occupation in which you specialize. The North American Free Trade Agreement sets […]Continue Reading
Thanks to NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, a specialized visa category exists – one designed to make temporary employment and residency in the United States easier for Canadian (and Mexican) nationals in certain designated professions. In fact, the TN Visa has distinct advantages over the traditional H-1 and L-1 visas used to retain […]Continue Reading
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