May 10

California Border Patrol to Rollout New Process for Foreign Visitors

04/17/2013 Foreign visitors arriving in the U.S., only via air or sea, who need to prove their legal visitor status to employers, schools/universities, or government agencies, will be able to access their U.S. Customs and Border Protection arrival/departure record information online when the agency starts its records automation on April 30, 2013. When the electronic.

May 10

How to Start a Business with a F-1 Student Visa

Starting a Business as a F-1 Student under Optional Practical Training F-1 students may engage in a period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after completing a degree program in the U.S.  OPT is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. In a recent USCIS engagement concerning the Entrepreneurs.

April 9

How to Get Your E2 Treaty Investor Visa

What is the E2 Visa? The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is temporary and can be granted for up to 5 years. (The E-2 visa should not be confused with the EB-5 Investor Visa which is a an immigrant petition for a Green Card and requires a $500,000 investment in a regional center that is in.

April 9

H-1B Renewals & Adjustment of Status (Green Card) Applications

Many foreign nationals who are working on valid H-1B visas may have an approved I-140 (Immigrant Petition) and are waiting to adjust status (waiting approval of the I-485, or what is commonly known as a “Green Card”, through employment). Applicants waiting visa availability are faced with the question of whether to renew their H-1B. Current.

April 9

U.S. Visas & Self Employment for Foreign Nationals

U.S. Visas & Self Employment for Foreign Nationals

Foreign Nationals must be aware of U.S. immigration laws concerning self-employment. There are many highly skilled entrepreneurs from other countries that want to establish a business in the U.S. and essentially become self-employed. Often the business is service oriented and does not require a support staff. However, this proves problematic for most U.S. visa categories.

February 11

What is a Trademark?

A trademark is defines as one of the following: a word, phrase, symbol or design, or a combination of words, phrases, symbols or designs, that identifies and distinguishes the source of the goods of one party from those of others. The purpose of trademark law is to prevent consumer confusion as to the actual source.

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