Posts Categorized: Business Immigration

I Obtained my E-2 Visa Now What?

For those foreign nationals, who have received an E-2 visa overseas and entered the US, figuring out the logistics of living here can be a little daunting.  Without a social security number and credit history in the US, it can be difficult renting an apartment or house, or even getting business insurance. Without proof of… Read more »

USCIS H-1B Cap Random Selection Process Completed for FY 2017

It is H-1B Cap Season again. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) just held lotteries on April 9 for both the standard and advanced degree H-1B visa caps for fiscal year (FY) 2017, with a work start date of October 1, 2016. Employers filed roughly 236,000 petitions for H-1B guest worker visas, setting a new record…. Read more »

U.S. Nursing Shortage and the Importance of Foreign Nurses

Our visa system is monitored through the Visa Bulletin, issued each month. The bulletin reports which visa category for which countries can proceed through the visa process to completion. Those who do not have a current priority date must wait until their visa becomes what is called “current.” The dramatic reduction in wait times for… Read more »

Colorado Impact Investing Helps Entrepreneurs Build Local Businesses, Healthy Communities

Starting a business is the dream of many Americans and many Coloradoans. Colorado’s natural beauty and healthy lifestyle attracts many people from out-of-state and out-of-country. Nearly 2/3 of the state’s residents were born outside Colorado, while nearly 1 in 10 Coloradans is foreign-born. Many of those who have come to call Colorado home want to… Read more »

Immigrants and Entrepreneurship in the US

U.S. immigrants have an impressive record of starting businesses in this country that benefit the economy as a whole—a trend that flies in the face of immigration opponents who argue that newcomers to this country stifle job opportunities for those already living here. Denver recently celebrated all things startup business-related at the fourth annual Denver… Read more »

Congressional Bill Provides Permanent Residence Path for E-2 Visa Holders

A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would allow certain foreign nationals on E-2 visas to apply for permanent residence in the United States. Under current U.S. immigration law, E-2 Treaty Investor visas are issued for two-year periods and may be extended for an additional two-year increment indefinitely. E-2 holders whose visa status expires… Read more »

I am a small business owner, how do I hire a foreign national on a temporary basis?

Hiring a foreign national on a temporary basis is something many small business owners do. There are advantages and disadvantages to making that choice, of course, since it’s a bit of a different process than hiring someone who is a citizen of the US. In order to hire a foreign national, it’s important to understand… Read more »

New Rule Will Permit Thousands to File I-485s Beginning Oct. 1

A new rule will allow family and employment-based Green Card applicants to apply for a change of immigration status earlier than previously possible. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), in coordination with the Department of State (DOS), announced on September 9 a change in the process for determining visa availability for immigrants seeking “adjustment of… Read more »

I am a foreign national, how do I invest in and work for a US business?

As a foreign national, working in the United States may be an end goal, or a means to an end. No matter what your reasons are for wanting to invest in a US business and/or work for that business, there are requirements that have to be followed to ensure your time in the US is… Read more »