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  • USCIS Announces New Policy Suspending Biometrics Requirement for H-4, L-2, E Applications

    On May 3, 2021, Acting Associate Director of Service Center Operations (SCOPS) for the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Connie Nolan signed a Declaration announcing the biometrics requirement will be suspended for H-4, L-2 and certain E Applications.  USCIS has the authority to require and collect biometrics, which include fingerprints, photographs, and digital […]

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  • U.S. & Mexico Announce Change in Visa Reciprocity Revisions for Certain Work Visas

    On April 26, 2021, the Governments of Mexico and the U.S. announced a change in the visa reciprocity standards for certain work visas for Mexican citizens and work permits for U.S. citizens. The principle of reciprocity is grounded in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and requires the Department of State (DOS) to set country-specific […]

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  • 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-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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  • Continued Delays in Employment Authorization Document Processing Times

    United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) processing times for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) applications continue to increase. EADs are relied upon by many categories of foreign nationals in order to lawfully work in the United States. The processing times vary by USCIS Service Center, in addition to the category in which the applicant is […]

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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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  • What You Might Not Know About the E Visa

    Those looking to invest in the U.S. or those who work for a business that is at lease 50% owned by citizens of the same treaty company may be eligible for an E Visa. Our office regularly helps owners and employees navigate their E visa options and have collected these important facts...

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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-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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