Tax season is upon us and Americans across the country are busy preparing their state and federal income tax returns. Many green card holders wonder whether they are subject to U.S. tax reporting obligations and, if so, what…more
The EB-5 investor visa is a business-based immigration option for foreign nationals with significant investments in the United States.
What is the EB-5 investor program?
The EB-5 visa was created as part of the…more
The 2015 H-1B visa application period is fast approaching and applicants are reminded to act quickly so that a petition can be submitting in a timely manner. It is highly recommended that applicants submit the H-1B visa…more
Many foreign nationals from India were disheartened to learn that the priority cut-off date for the EB-2 work visa recently retrogressed by nearly four years, further delaying the approval process…more
E-Verify is a voluntary computer system provided to employers by USCIS that allows employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of newly-hired employees. E-Verify can only be used to check new hires, must be…more
The L work visa category allows multinational companies to transfer overseas employees to the United States. These employees may be transferred to the United States on an L work visa if the employee has been employed outside of…more
U.S. employers often use the H-1B program to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations – such as engineers, scientists, and computer programmers – that require theoretical or technical expertise in specialized fields…more
The H-1B program is commonly used by U.S. employers looking to hire foreign workers in specialty occupations – such as engineers, scientists, and computer programmers – that require theoretical or technical expertise in…more
When a foreign national working in the United States wishes to obtain a green card to stay in the country permanently, he or she often does so through the PERM labor certification process. While there are other avenues for…more
“The waiting is the hardest part,” says the popular Tom Petty song. Well, the same is often true after you have filed the I-140 petition for an employment-based visa. In fact, in some cases, foreign nationals from specific…more
Employment-based visas have five difference preference categories based on the position sought and the applicant’s qualifications. For instance, the EB2 category is available for professionals holding advanced degrees (or…more
Fast for Families began as a sit-in on the National Mall on November 12 in hopes of urging Congress to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill. Since that time, several more fasters – including religious clergy and…more
Each year millions of people come to the United States to work. But before you arrive in the United States to begin employment, there are several things that you need to know. The Chicago employment-based immigration lawyers at…more
The Department of State has released its January 2014 Visa Bulletin. Each monthly visa bulletin provides the priority cutoff dates for specific countries in order to regulate the flow of visa applications. Foreign nationals are…more
Recently, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a warning regarding scams associated with the EB-5 investor visa. According to USCIS, scammers target foreign nationals who are seeking to become permanent…more
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