Immigration Law Articles

Articles written by lawyers and expert witnesses worldwide
explaining the different aspects of Immigration.

U.S. Immigration and Refugees

  August 22, 2017     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Both refugees and asylees must meet the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) definition of “refugee.” However, there is a key difference...
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U.S. Citizen Detained by Mistake Files Lawsuit in Florida

  August 21, 2017     By Surin & Griffin, PC
A new lawsuit in Florida is testing the Trump administration policies meant to exert pressure on cities and counties that refuse to cooperate...

U.S. Citizen Detained by Mistake Files Lawsuit

  August 17, 2017     By Surin & Griffin, PC
A new lawsuit in Florida is testing the Trump administration policies meant to exert pressure on cities and counties that refuse to cooperate...

How America’s Immigrant Workforce Is Changing

  August 17, 2017     By Surin & Griffin, PC
Immigrants account for 17 percent of the American labor force.

Immigrants Are Essential to the Economy

  August 17, 2017     By Surin & Griffin, PC
Immigration is a heated issue in America, largely because of the politics involved. Setting politics aside, consider the ramifications of...

Acquiring Work Visas in the United States for Employment Purposes

  August 17, 2017     By HG.org
For someone from a foreign country to enter the United States, he or she must acquire a visa. This may be a nonimmigrant visa for a temporary or...

An Immigration Strategy for Your Non-Citizen Criminal Client

  August 16, 2017     By Stephen Gustitis, Attorney at Law
Every criminal defense lawyer needs a plan when they represent non-citizens. Immigration issues can be complex and often more impactful upon the...

When Can Police Search Your Cellphone in Canada?

  August 11, 2017     By Acumen Law Corporation
You have been told you’re under arrest by police for an alleged crime. Now the officer at the scene wants to search your cellphone, and is even...

France Investors’ Program: The New Competitive Stream Among EU States

  August 3, 2017     By Harvey Law Group
France is becoming more competitive both immigration and business wise. On November 15th, 2016, we announced you that the French Investor...

Is Legal Status Possible If I Used a False Name on My Asylum Application?

  July 21, 2017     By HG.org
Asylum is a special immigration status that allows someone to potentially stay in a country even though he or she did not qualify for...

Major Pitfalls for Foreign Entrepreneurs in Thailand

  July 7, 2017     By Siam Legal International
Thailand is a popular destination for entrepreneurs from other countries who wish to start a business and a new life. The cost of doing business...

Theresa May Has Been Advised to Re-think Her Immigration Policy to Prevent Harm to Britons Abroad

  July 5, 2017     By Giambrone Law
EU nationals are not the only individuals fearing the potential negative outcomes arising from the Brexit negotiations in respect of their...

Almost 20% of British Workforce in London May Be Affected by Brexit Immigration Restrictions

  June 30, 2017     By Giambrone Law
It is estimated that one in six workers currently working in London are EU nationals, as reported by new research intending to underline how...

Collecting a Second Passport

  June 30, 2017     By Harvey Law Group
More high-net-worth individuals acquire second passports; collectors take note.

Acquiring a Franchise under the E-2 Visa: An Alternative to EB-5 Enabling Mobility into U.S.?

  June 28, 2017     By Harvey Law Group
Applying for a green card under the current EB5 program will become longer and longer and inevitably more expensive this year (all professionals...

Meritas: European Guide to International Mobility, Switzerland Chapter

  June 28, 2017     By Wenger & Vieli Ltd.
The internationalisation of business has resulted in the growing need for companies to relocate their staff overseas. There is also increasing...

Divorce and Immigration

  June 26, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
The end of a marriage can be a traumatic event, but it may be doubly so if you are an immigrant whose residency in the United States might be at...

Brexit: What Is Theresa May Offering?

  June 23, 2017     By Giambrone Law
Since the Brexit vote one year ago, the destiny and the future of millions of EU citizens living in the UK, and about a million UK expats in...

At Least Part of the Brexit Plan Revealed in Queen Elizabeth’s Speech

  June 23, 2017     By Giambrone Law
The latest Queen’s speech drafted by the government, delivered almost a year after the Brexit referendum has, to some degree, outlined the...

New Routes to Acquire Turkish Citizenship under the New Regulation

  June 21, 2017     By Guden Law Firm
The new regulation for the exceptional acquiring of a Turkish Citizenship was introduced by the Turkish Government on 12.12.2016.

Investing in Real Estate Overseas

  June 12, 2017     By Harvey Law Group
Insights on how to combine Real Estate & Citizenship

Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Investment

  June 12, 2017     By Cengiz & Opak Law Office
With the amendment of Article 20 of the Regulation on the Implementation of Turkish Citizenship Law, there are now certain criteria to acquire...

Apostille and the Hague Convention

  June 8, 2017     By Erdem Topak Law Office
The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (“Hague Convention”) is an international treaty,...

Both Me and My Spouse Are in the U.S. on Visas, Can We Get a Divorce Here?

  By HG.org
Many people travel to the United States on visas every year. These are individuals who may plan to stay in the United States for a certain...

Divorce Related Immigration Issues

  May 30, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
Divorce proceedings can affect one’s immigration status as well as one’s ability to continue to reside in the United States. In a situation...

Legal Mechanism of Extradition of Corruption Criminals

To create a legal mechanism of criminals’ extradition, first of all, we need to know some definitions as corruption, criminals and offender to...

Acquiring Turkish Citizenship Through Investment

Turkish Citizenship Law numbered 5901, indicates the procedures regarding the regulation of principles relating to the acquisition and loss of...

Residence Permits of Foreigners Acquiring Immovable Property in Turkey

Foreigners and International Protection Law numbered 6458 publishing in the Official Gazette dated 11/04/2013 and numbered 28615 have brought...

SIS Schengen: What It Is and What Is Its Use

SIS Schengen: The Schengen Infomation System and what to do in case an unlawful alert is issued.

Termination of Employment Contracts in Turkey

The Labour Code numbered 4857 (“Labour Code”) regulates the working conditions and also rights and obligations of the employees and employers.

Acquiring of Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia by Admission

Admission to the citizenship of the Republic of Serbia (Hereinafter: “Citizenship“) is regulated by the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of...

How Expert Witnesses Are Tapped for Immigration Cases

  By HG.org
Immigration cases are often complicated when there are multiple factors or enough elements to cause a success for either side to be uncertain....

Most Common Legal Aspects Affecting Ex-Patriate Workers in Colombia

Foreign companies establish their presence in Colombia, and most of the times the first thing they do is, send a trusted directive to oversee...

How to Achieve Italian Citizenship

Immigration has enjoyed the status of the hot potato of politics for some time and with Brexit looming that is unlikely to change in the near...

Spanish Citizenship: British Ex-pats in Spain May Face an Unforeseen Choice

[UK Prime Minister] Theresa May has finally triggered Article 50 which officially opens the way for formal Brexit talks. The uncertainty that...

Elective Residence Visa in Italy

The elective residence visa allows to enter Italy and is for all foreigners interested in settling in the territory, whenever there is an...

A Card for Foreigners to Work in Turkey: Turquois Card

For many years, Turkey has contributed to the employment of foreign countries and there has been migration of workers from Turkey to many...

Flat Tax in Italy

Flat tax: What is it, how it works and benefits.

Residence of Foreign Citizens in the Repbic of Serbia

Residence of Foreign Citizens in the Republic of Serbia is regulated by the Law of Foreign Citizens (“Off. Gazette of RS”, No. 97/2008)...

Termination of Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia by Release

Release from the citizenship of the Republic of Serbia is regulated by the Law on Citizenship of the Republic of Serbia (“Off. Gazette of RS”,...

Work Permit for Foreign Citizens in the Republic of Serbia

The Employment of Foreign citizens in the Republic of Serbia is regulated by the Law on Employment of Foreign Citizens (“Off. Gazette of RS” No....

Aggravated Felony in the Immigration Context

Section 101(a)(43) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) defines “aggravated felonies” in immigration law. Each of the aggravated felony...

U.S. Illegal Immigration and Considerations of Moving to Canada

  By HG.org
Individuals who are currently in the United States without proper documentation may decide to move to Canada at some point. Knowing how a move...

The Perplexing Problem of Who Can Stay and Who Must Go When Brexit Bites

There are fears in Brussels that the UK immigration system will be unable to define who has the right to stay and who must leave when Brexit...

Types of Changes that Warrant Hiring a Business Lawyer

  By HG.org
The changes for business are both big and small and may warrant the need for a hiring a business lawyer before long. These changes are due to...

Are There Differences between a Visa and a Green Card?

  By HG.org
There are important differences between a visa and a green card. It is vital that you understand these differences thoroughly before you apply...

Why Green Card Holders Must Avoid Voter Registration

  By HG.org
While green card holders enjoy many of the same rights as American citizens, their rights are not absolute. For example, green card holders do...

Is There a Difference between a Visa and a Green Card

  By HG.org
You must learn about the differences between a green card and a visa before you apply for any of the two. A lot of people seem to believe that a...

Special Marriage Registration- Bangladeshi and Foreigner

Bangladesh Government has made provision of registration of Marriage between Bangladeshi and Foreigner and also between Foreigners under The...

Urgent Immigration Law Update: President Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration

On Wednesday and Friday of last week, President Donald Trump signed Executive Orders having far-reaching effects on U.S. immigration law and...

Acquisition of Italian Citizenship by Marriage to an Italian Citizen

According to Italian law, it is not correct to state that a person born by Italian parents needs to apply to obtain citizenship because such...

Cyprus Citizenship by Marriage

Such applications may be submitted by foreign spouses of Cypriot nationals who have completed 3 years of marriage and harmonious cohabitation...

Revised Scheme for Granting Cyprus Citizenship

The Cypriot Cabinet has approved on 13.09.16 the revised scheme for granting Cypriot citizenship to non–Cypriot entrepreneurs/investors, aiming...

What Is the Permanent Bar to U.S. Immigration Under Section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)?

The “permanent bar of inadmissibility” is found in section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)(I) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Although it is...

Recapturing Priority Dates for Family-Sponsored Visas Through Automatic Conversion

Under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA), certain child beneficiaries of immigrant visa petitions filed by a U.S. citizen or lawful...

The Irish Immigrant Investor/ Entrepreneur Program: A Path to Permanent Residence & European Citizenship

The European market remains one of the leading alternatives for foreign investors wishing to expand businesses.

What is TPS Status?

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration benefit available to certain nationals of countries that are designated by the...

What is EB5 Investor Visa?

The employment-based fifth preference category (EB5) is for immigrant investors. Each year, a limited number of immigrant visas may be allocated...

US sanctions on Myanmar lifted: Effects on the EB-5 Visa

The US has finally lifted all remaining sanctions against Myanmar on 7 October 2016. President Obama signed an Executive Order terminating the...

What is L1 Blanket Petition and Who May Apply for L-1 Blanket?

The L visa for nonimmigrant intracompany transferees allows U.S.-based employers to petition to transfer certain alien employees from related...

Temporary Residence Permits for Third Country Nationals in Cyprus

Issuance of residence permits of Employees at international companies

Reinstatement of F1 Status

Individuals on F1 student status are required to follow all of the rules and regulations regarding F1 status in order to maintain such status....

What is the EB4 Visa?

The employment-based fourth preference (EB4) category is an immigrant visa preference category for “special immigrants.” A person may apply for...

Potential for British Children to Be Forced into Care as a Result of Brexit

An alarming consequence of the Brexit vote became apparent during the recent legal challenge at the High Court aimed at forcing the British...

Amendments to the Cyprus "Citizenship by Exemption" Scheme

In an effort to accelerate growth and attract foreign investment, the Council of Ministers of Cyprus in September 2016 revised the citizenship...

What Is an Immigration "Public Charge"

Under section 212(a)(4)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien who is considered “likely to become a public charge” is...

Effect Felonies Have on Immigration Status

  By HG.org
When individuals commit crimes, they may not think clearly about the potential consequences of committing a crime. For many people, these...

How to Retrieve Immigration Form I-94

The Form I-94 is an immigration form issued by the Customs and Boarder Protection (CBP). It is issued to all aliens who are admitted to the...

Using a Treaty Trader Visa to Immigrate to the U.S.

A treaty trader visa can enable a foreign national to immigrate to Florida for the purpose of starting, developing and directing import/export...

DACA: A Short-Term Benefit May Create a Permanent Solution for Some

For DACA holders who have U.S. citizen spouses, or DACA holders under the age of 21 with at least one U.S. parent or step-parent, the DACA...

Cypriot Citizenship by Investment Revised Scheme, Approved by the Cabinet Early September 2016

The main goal of the revised scheme is a further encouragement of Immediate Foreign Investments.

Common U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Foreign Investors

The four most common immigration visa options for entrepreneurs and foreign investors come in two categories.

Immigration Marriage Fraud

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for immigration benefits for the alien spouse of a U.S. citizen. For example, a U.S. citizen...

New and Updated Regulation on the Naturalisation (Citizenship) of Investors in Cyprus by Investment

The Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cyprus, on the 13th of September 2016 has issued an amended Regulation in relation to the Scheme for...

I-9 Compliance Tips for Employers

Federal law requires that all employers verify the eligibility of new employees to work in the U.S. by completing Form I-9, the Employment...

How Employers Can Avoid These 4 Common Immigration Mistakes

There are several options for Florida employers who want to hire foreign nationals but understanding all those options and the process for...

What You Need to Know about Treaty Employee Visas When Immigrating to Florida

Treaty employees from foreign countries that have signed navigation and commerce treaties with the United States can use treaty employee visas...

Benefits of Cypriot Citizenship

Being a Cypriot citizen is an advantage which entails a plethora of benefits also deriving from the Membership of the Republic of Cyprus in the...

What is "Unlawful Presence" for Immigrants?

In immigration law, there is a concept referred to as “unlawful presence.” By accruing certain amounts of unlawful presence in conjunction with...

L-1 Visa for Entrepreneurs

You may be eligible for an L-1 visa for “intracompany transferees” if you are an executive, manager, or a worker with specialized knowledge who...

What is an L1B Visa?

The L1 visa category is a nonimmigrant work visa category for intracompany transferees. It allows a U.S. employer to petition for certain...

Immigration Hardship

In order to procure certain waivers or other forms of immigration relief, an alien may be required to establish that a qualifying relative would...

4 Benefits of Using an Immigrant Investor Regional Center

The United States is deemed by the world to be the land of opportunities for both job seekers and investors alike. There are more jobs and...

Non-payment of a Fine Can Lead to the Prohibition of the Entrance to Armenia

If a foreigner commits an offense by a vehicle not registered in the area of RA. Have you committed an offense by a vehicle not registered in...

Thinking of Immigrating to Florida? A Treaty Investor Visa Could Be Your Ticket

Have you ever heard of a Treaty Investor Visa? Have you considered hiring the services of a Florida Business Lawyer in hopes to expand a...

H1B Process

The H1B visa is for nonimmigrant workers in specialty occupations who have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.

Change of Non-Immigrant Status from B1/B2 (Visitor) to F1/M1 (Student)

Persons in the United States on B1 (temporary visitor for business) or B2 (temporary visitor for pleasure) status are limited in the activities...

What Is I-129 Form?

The Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, is a form that is used for multiple purposes regarding nonimmigrant workers: petitioning for...

How to Fight Misrepresentation in Immigration Case?

Under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien who seeks to procure, has sought to procure, or procured...

How Long Does I-601 Visa Take to Process?

In order to obtain a nonimmigrant or immigrant visa, an alien must be admissible to the United States. If an alien is inadmissible, he or she...

What is a Waiver of Inadmissibility to the U.S.?

Section 212 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) contains various grounds of alien “inadmissibility.”

What is a Waiver in U.S. Immigration Law?

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) require immigration fees for the processing of certain forms and services. These...

Are You a Resident U.S. Citizen in the Eyes of the IRS? You May Think No. The IRS May Think Yes.

Sometimes taxpayers are unsure of how to interpret the word “residency” when preparing their income taxes.

H1B Visa Cap Exemption

Under section 214(g)(1)(A)(vii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), only 65,000 H1B visas may be allocated each fiscal year. This is...

Thailand Board of Investment– International Headquarters and International Trading Centres

Thailand’s reputation is that of a business-friendly country and together with foreign investment has made it a leading centre of trade in...

What is International Adoption?

International adoption laws and procedures are complicated. It is important to consult with an experienced immigration attorney who has...

New Fee Hits Certain L-1 Visa Petitioners

Applicants for certain categories of the L-1 visa are now required to pay an additional fee of US$4,500, thanks to the Consolidated...

EB-6 Start Up Visa Proposal in Turkey

Under U.S. immigration law, temporary visas are considered to be ill-suited for entrepreneurs. Startups have been shown to be responsible for...

Canada Investor Immigration Program

Canada offers an “investor immigration program” for business entrepreneurs, self-employed person and investors coming from outside Canada who...

Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver in the U.S.

The provisional unlawful presence waiver was originally created in regulations in 2013. A new provisional unlawful presence waiver final rule...


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