Eliot Norman

Eliot Norman

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Trump Administration Suspends Premium or Expedited Processing of All H-1B Petitions!

On April 3, 2017, the Trump Administration Will Suspend for up to 6 Months All Expedited or Premium Processing of H-1B Petitions. This is the latest in a series of changes or attempted changes to immigration policies...more

3/8/2017 - H-1B Trump Administration USCIS

Travel Restrictions for Nationals of 7 Designated Countries Based on President Trump’s Recent Executive Order

On January 27, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order that restricts travel for individuals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen (the “7 Designated Countries”). The word “from” should be...more

1/31/2017 - DHS Executive Orders Foreign Nationals Green Cards Immigration Procedures Non-Immigrant Visas Travel Ban Trump Administration

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services Publishes a NEW Rule Benefitting Employment-Based Immigration

On January 17, 2017, a long awaited new rule (the “New Rule”) published by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) went into effect. Companies and foreign nationals that are employed in various nonimmigrant...more

1/23/2017 - Employment Authorization Documents (EAD) New Regulations Non-Immigrant Visas USCIS

USA FDI News - April 2016

USA FDI News highlights the FAQs arising from your projects - from how to finance a deal to selecting the right visa or tax strategy and more. We want to keep USA FDI News interactive and relevant to your international...more

4/13/2016 - Affordable Care Act Community Trademark Cuba Drinking Water Economic Sanctions EU Export Controls Financing FIRPTA Foreign Banks Foreign Direct Investment Intercompany Transactions Iran Sanctions Lead Letter of Credit Manufacturing Facilities Parent Corporation Pension Funds Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act REIT Visa Waiver Program Withholding Requirements

Exceptions to Restrictions - Using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

In our last post, we discussed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Prevention Act of 2015 (the “Act”). It prevents a citizen of one of 38 VWP countries (Australia, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, etc.) who is also a...more

2/8/2016 - B-1 B-2 Customs and Border Protection DHS Exceptions International Travel Travel Restrictions Visa Waiver Program Waivers

Williams Mullen FDI USA News - December 2015

FDI USA News highlights the FAQs arising from your projects—from how to finance a deal to selecting the right visa or tax strategy and more. We want to keep FDI News interactive and relevant to your international business. ...more

12/22/2015 - Due Diligence EB-5 Foreign Direct Investment Trade Secrets Visas

Do I Really Need A Work Visa To Work In The USA?

This seems like an obvious question that only has a “YES” answer. After all, why do we have all these employment-based visa categories: H-1Bs for professionals, L-1s for intra-company transfers, E-1s and E-2s for treaty...more

7/8/2015 - Foreign Workers H-1B L-1 Visas Visas

Williams Mullen FDI USA Newsletter - June 2015

- In this Issue: - Welcome - About Us - Results Of 2015 SelectUSA Summit - 2015 Upcoming Events - RAISING CAPITAL: Simplifying the U.S. Capital Markets - Recent FDI Success Stories - FDI...more

6/3/2015 - Affordable Care Act Capital Formation Capital Markets Common Stock Debt Foreign Direct Investment International Labor Laws International Tax Issues Investment Opportunities Mezzanine Lenders Multinationals Preferred Shares Subordinated Debt USCIS Visas

Business and Employment Based Permanent Residence Information Chart

This chart provides a guide compiled by Williams Mullen’s Immigration Practice Group to “green cards” in the U.S. Please see full chart below for more information....more

5/13/2014 - E-2 EB-1 Green Cards Hiring & Firing Immigration Permanent Residence Cards

Nonimmigrant Business Visa Chart

The chart linked here provides some introductory information regarding the different visa categories compiled by Williams Mullen’s Immigration Practice Group. Please see full chart below for more information....more

5/13/2014 - Non-Immigrant Visas Visas

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