How to obtain the E-2 investor visa?

In my Immigration Consultation® column this week I explain what it is, who is eligible and how to obtain an E-2 investor visa that allows you to live and work legally in the United States. This is the column: I am often asked how a person can legally immigrate to the United States through a business. ... Read more

Is it possible to claim an abandoned visa?

This week in my Consulta Migratoria column, I answer questions from readers. Each case is different and the answers vary depending on the immigration history of each person. Here I provide general answers to your questions. Please consult with an immigration attorney to receive personalized legal advice before beginning any process. My Dominican father asked me to ... Read more

New visa quotas go into effect

New quotas for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas went into effect on Friday, April 13, 2012. Fees for most nonimmigrant visa and border crossing card applications have increased, while fees for immigrant visa applications have decreased. The reduction in the cost of ... Read more

Changes in immigrant and non-immigrant visa quotas

Effective April 13, 2012, there will be changes to the fees for immigrant and non-immigrant visas and other consular services. Fees for most non-immigrant visa applications will increase, while fees for processing immigrant visas will decrease. The U.S. Department of State announced that the increase is necessary ... Read more

How to obtain an E-2 investor visa

In my column this week in La Opinión, I explain how to obtain an E-2 investor visa: In recent weeks, several people have asked me how they can legally immigrate to the United States through a business. It's not easy, but it could be a viable option for those who qualify. One of the challenges ... Read more

Confusion about visas for same-sex couples

Immigration authorities on Monday hinted that decisions on immigration cases involving same-sex couples would be postponed. But today, a spokesman for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) told reporters that after a legal review by Department of Homeland Security attorneys, it was concluded that the law prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from ... Read more

Increase in passport and immigrant visa quotas

Beginning today, fees for U.S. passport, immigrant visa and other consular services will be increased. The U.S. Department of State announced that the increase was necessary to cover the costs associated with processing these consular services. Last June, the State Department also increased visa fees ... Read more

Visa delays for Dominicans

Due to an over-enrollment of family-based petition applications for persons from the Dominican Republic, the U.S. Department of State has limited and delayed the visa delivery date for this group. According to the June 2010 visa bulletin, the deadline for registration under the family-based category ... Read more

New employment authorization document announced

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the redesign of the employment authorization document. The new document adds additional elements to prevent counterfeiting and fraud, and to facilitate its authenticity. The cards will keep the same color. Difference between the two cards: On the ... Read more

Increase in non-immigrant visa quotas

Effective June 4, 2010, nonimmigrant visa quotas will be increased. The U.S. Department of State announced that the increase was necessary to cover the increased costs associated with processing nonimmigrant visas. This increase applies to nonimmigrant visas that are stamped in passports and visas for ... Read more

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