More on Treaty Trader (E2) Visas

When a foreign businessman decides to operate a business in the US, if otherwise eligible, he could apply for an E2 visa.

In an E2 visa, because applicant is required to be the controlling supervisor/director or manager of the business operation, he may be required to have some relevant educational or operational background to ensure the success of the US business.

The amount of the capital, applicant must spend is unclear, the rule however, calls for “substantial amount of investment”. Substantial amount may be defined in relations to the type of business. For example, to purchase & run a small suburban sandwich store in Southern California, the “substantial amount” is different than purchasing & operating a down town New York city development project.

E2 Visas are complex & require close attentions to business details, contact an experienced lawyer to learn more.

This is an immigration blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise.
For further information please contact the law offices of attorney Ramona Kennedy.

Ramona Kennedy ( Attorney) is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Email: Kennedycounsel@gmail.com
Phones: 1-310-623-0080 & 1-949-677-0063
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Telegram: 1-949-677-0063
Office Locations:
Los Angeles (WestWood) Location
Openheimer tower
10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1101 Los Angeles CA 90024
Phone: (1) 310-623-0080
Orange County Location
5000 Birch St, Suite 3000 Newport Beach CA 92660
Phone: (1) 949-677-0063

Marriage Based Green Cards

It is a common belief that receiving a Green Card   through marriage is an easy process; statistics on complex issues arising out of failed petitions on cases lacking professional representations, make me believe otherwise.

Most married couples never think whether their marriage are real. They might assess whether they married for the right reasons, but they are never officially asked to prove their motives.

A green card applicant, however, must prove the sincerity of her marriage.

The proof does not relate to one single document. The officer will look at totality of the circumstances, meaning all the conditions surrounding the situation.

Officer’s scrutiny will be detailed & the assessment would determine approval or denial. Professional representation is often the key to pass most hurtles.

This is an immigration blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise.

For further information please contact the law offices of attorney Ramona Kennedy.

Ramona Kennedy ( Attorney) is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Email: Kennedycounsel@gmail.com

Phones: 1-310-623-0080  & 1-949-677-0063
Imo: 1-310-623-0080
Telegram: 1-949-677-0063

Office Locations:
Los Angeles (WestWood) Location
Openheimer tower
10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1101 Los Angeles CA 90024
Phone: (1) 310-623-0080
Orange County Location
5000 Birch St, Suite 3000 Newport Beach CA 92660
Phone: (1) 949-677-0063

National Interest Waiver

One of the ways to receive a US Green card is through sponsorship of a qualified employer.

A petitioner (worker),however, may waive the sponsorship by filing a National Interest Waiver (NIW).

Applicant must show proposed employment is valuable to the US national goals.

Science, research, art & business are all examples of qualifying fields for the waiver.

Although it appears complicated, various cases have been decided using similar guidelines.

NIW cases are detailed oriented, so assistance of a lawyer is highly recommended.

Following cases have been approved in the past: an executive in railroad industry, an engineer in liquid crystalline polymer, a coach, a violinist, a hematology researcher, a social scientist, a court psychologist, an atmospheric chemist & a new company’s salesman.

This is an immigration blog. It is not intended to be used as legal advise. For further information please contact the law offices of attorney Ramona Kennedy. Ramona Kennedy ( Attorney) is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Email: Kennedycounsel@gmail.com

Phones: 1-310-623-0080  & 1-949-677-0063
Imo: 1-310-623-0080
Telegram: 1-949-677-0063

Office Locations:
Los Angeles (WestWood) Location
Openheimer tower
10880 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1101 Los Angeles CA 90024
Phone: (1) 310-623-0080
Orange County Location
5000 Birch St, Suite 3000 Newport Beach CA 92660
Phone: (1) 949-677-0063