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Category: Treaty Investors Traders Center

  • E Visa Updates from the U.S. Consulate in Toronto

    The U.S. Consulate in Toronto recently held a Zoom video conference to address recent changes and updates to the processing of E visas. The E visa category includes treaty traders and investors who come to the U.S. under a treaty of commerce and navigation between the U.S. and the country of which they are a […]
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  • E-2 Visa Applications for Essential Employees under the BAHA Executive Order & Prohibition Against Job Shops

    As the E-2 Treaty Investor visa becomes an increasingly popular category for foreign business expansion efforts into the U.S., it should be remembered that the “spirit” of the E-2 is to create jobs for U.S. workers and to stimulate the U.S. economy with commercial interaction with the treaty country.   The E-2 visa allows a foreign […]
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  • E-1 Visas for Canadian Consultants & Professional Service Companies

    Canadian citizens can often gain entry to the US with greater ease than others; this preferential treatment for our friends across the border is linked to treaty provisions within the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). One of the first visa categories considered when analyzing U.S. employment authorization options for Canadian nationals is the TN […]
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  • Increase in US Visa Fees for Australians

    The US Department of State has dramatically increased visa issuance fees for Australian nationals in certain visa categories as of December 23, 2019. The US government charges visa issuance fees for nonimmigrant visas that are approved. The fee increases are intended to reciprocate the fees the Australian government charges US citizens who are issued visas.  […]
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  • Amber Mac’s E-1 Treaty Trader Visa

    Amber MacArthur is the founder and president of AmberMac Media Inc., a Canadian digital media business that provides event hosting, keynote speaking, and influencer brand partnerships to companies across North America. Our firm was able to leverage Amber’s executive role and her company’s credentials to successfully secure her an E-1 Treaty Trader Visa.
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  • E-2 Treaty Investor Visa

    In this video, Partner Jennifer Behm provides detailed information on the E-2 Treaty Investor Visa. The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. A treaty country is considered a country with which the United […]
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  • E-1 Treaty Trader Visa

    In this video, Partner Jennifer Behm summarizes the E-1 Treaty Trader Visa. The nonimmigrant E-1 Visa allows a national of a treaty country to be admitted to the United States solely to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf. A treaty country is a country with which the United States maintains a […]
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  • E Visa Success Stories for Canadians

    The E Visa nonimmigrant classification for treaty traders and treaty investors has various benefits, and it can be utilized in a number of unique situations. Given Berardi Immigration Law’s close proximity to the northern border, we represent many Canadians citizens and businesses, ranging from individual start-up entrepreneurs to well-established enterprises with active operations on both […]
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  • Documenting Nationality and Ownership of an E-1 Treaty Trade/E-2 Treaty Investment Enterprise

    Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) visas are for citizens of countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation. For a list of participating Treaty Countries, refer to the U.S. Department of State’s listing. A treaty trader or investor, whether an individual or business, must possess the nationality of the […]
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  • Immigration Best Practices for Mergers & Acquisitions

    QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER/ACQUISITION: How is the deal to be structured? Is it a merger or a spin-off where employees will have a new employer with a different FEIN? Is it a stock purchase? Is it an asset acquisition where no liabilities are being assumed? Is it a successor in interest where […]
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