Julie Ferguson

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Immigration Law for Startups: Prime Visa Options

This is the second in a three-part series that provides guidance to new or foreign companies that are entering the U.S. market and seeking to employ either foreign nationals already in the United States on non-working visas,...more

9/1/2015 - Australia Border Security Canada Chile Consulate E-1 E-2 E-3 Employee Transfers Foreign Corporations Foreign Nationals H-1B1 L-1 NAFTA Singapore Startups TN-Visas Visas Work Visas

State Department Announces Cut-Off Date for Chinese EB-5 Investors

As of May 1, 2015, the EB-5 category will have used up its annual limit of visas and the Department of State will establish a cut-off date of May 1, 2013 for Chinese EB-5 investors. This means that only Chinese nationals with...more

4/16/2015 - China EB-5 Immigration Procedures US Department of State Visas

Why Did I Receive an Administrative Processing Notice?

Administrative processing ensures that visa applicants are carefully screened before entering the United States. While the number of visa denials is very small, administrative processing adds additional delays to the consular...more

10/22/2014 - Administrative Hearings US Department of State Visas

Prepare To File H-1B Petitions By March 31

Employers and foreign nationals should note that the new H-1B quota numbers for fiscal year 2015 will become available on April 1, 2014. Employers should start preparing new cap-subject H-1B cases immediately to maximize...more

2/21/2014 - H-1B Visa Caps Visas

Department Of Homeland Security Announces Final Rule On Unlawful Presence Waivers

The Department of Homeland Security today announced a final rule that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to...more

1/4/2013 - Citizenship DHS Unlawful Presence Waivers USCIS Visas

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