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E-visa news, case studies, and more to help you with your investor/trader-related needs.

  • Israel Signs an Investor Treaty with the United States

    The E-2 visa category offers foreign entrepreneurs who wish to invest in an American business the opportunity to come to the United States. The E-2 visa carries with it many distinct advantages. Unlike other visa categories, the E-2 visa allows the applicant to be self-employed, which makes it a better option for entrepreneurs than other […]

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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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  • Client of the Month: Monica Chang

    Berardi Immigration Law is proud to have helped our client, Monica Chang, obtain a five-year E-2 Investor Visa! Monica is the owner of San Korean Kitchen, a manufacturer and distributor of authentic and traditional Korean delicacies and beverages located in Mill Valley, California. (You can learn more about Monica’s business here.) Monica had a vision […]

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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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  • DHS Proposes to Rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to end the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). IER is a USCIS regulation that aims to encourage foreign entrepreneurship in the U.S. This proposal follows DHS’s review of parole programs, as mandated by the Executive Order titled Border Security and Enforcement Improvements, issued on January 25, 2017.  Under […]

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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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  • American Consulate in Toronto Implementing New Appointment Scheduling System for E-Visas

    On December 5, 2017, the American consulate in Toronto implemented a new appointment scheduling system for E-visas. The new system is strictly a processing change that will allow the consulate to receive and review E-visa applications before the applicant schedules an in-person interview. Compared to the old system, which permitted applicants to schedule an appointment […]

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  • Breaking News: USCIS to Implement the International Entrepreneur Rule

    On December 14, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it would be taking steps to implement the International Entrepreneur Rule (IER). The IER establishes new regulatory provisions that guide the use of parole with respect to entrepreneurs of start-up entities, and is designed to provide an unlimited number of international entrepreneurs with […]

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