Immigration Law Articles

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


USCIS Issues Draft Policy Memorandum on L-1B Specialized Knowledge Visas

  June 24, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a draft policy memorandum on L-1B adjudications, calling for feedback by May 8, 2015, before the policy becomes effective on August 31, 2015.

California Startup Seeking to Hire Foreign Employee on H-1B Visa

  June 21, 2016     By Kaass Law
Whether you are a foreign citizen willing to work in the US or an US employer that wants to hire a foreign employee, below are a number of questions Business Startup Attorneys encounter regarding H-1B visa.

LGBT Immigration in the United States

  June 20, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The United States was once hostile toward LGBT immigration. However, laws and immigration policies of the United States have changed to make it generally welcoming to LGBT immigrants. Nevertheless, there are still difficulties particular to LGBT immigrants. In this article, we will review certain provisions of immigration law that touch on LGBT immigrants.

According to European Commission and Deloitte, Belgium is a Heaven for Business and Tax Immigration

  June 20, 2016     By Lexial
There is a Belgian paradox insofar as, every year, Belgium is ranked by OECD among the highest taxed countries, based on the ratio of the tax burden (state, regional and local taxes, social contributions) and gross domestic product; within the European Union, Belgium is also known for being the second country with the highest tax burden. But Deloitte and the European Commission refer to sophisticated mechanisms.

Immigration Law in Romania, Seeking an Immigration Lawyer for Obtaining Romanian Citizenship

  June 14, 2016     By Pavel, Margarit & Associates
Immigration law provides the right of foreign to apply for Romanian citizenship. With the help of an immigration attorney specialized in immigration law you can obtain details about the conditions to be fulfilled in order to obtain Romanian visas, resident permit in Romania and Romanian citizenship. An immigration lawyer will help you with submitting the documents and with understanding the conditions mentioned in the immigration law of Romania, so obtaining Romanian citizenship becomes easier.

Overview of LGBTI Asylum

  June 7, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Under current U.S. immigration law, LGBTI aliens may seek asylum in the United States.

Permissible Activities While on B2 Status

  June 2, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The B2 nonimmigrant visa classification is if for temporary visitors for pleasure. There are limited activities in which a B2 nonimmigrant may engage in while on B2 status without violating status. In this article, we will review permissible and impermissible activities while on B2 status.

Inadmissible Admission

  June 1, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
In order to be “admitted” into the United States as the term is defined in section 101(a)(13)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien must make a lawful entry into the United States “after inspection or authorization by an immigration officer.”

Waivers for Fraud or Misrepresentation

  June 1, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Under section 212(a)(6)(C)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an alien who is found to have procured or to have sought to procured a benefit under the INA through fraud or willful misrepresentation of a material fact is inadmissible for life. However, under section 212(i) of the INA, there are limited waivers available from this very serious inadmissibility ground.

U Visa Law Enforcement Certification

  May 31, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The U nonimmigrant visa category is for certain victims of particularly serious crimes who cooperate with law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. In order to be eligible for a U visa, the applicant must obtain what is called “law enforcement certification” on the Form I-918, Supplement B.

"Parole In Place" for Family Members of U.S. Military Service Members and Former U.S. Military Service Members

  May 27, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The Attorney General has limited discretionary authority to grant parole to an alien who is in the United States without an immigration status. This exercise of parole is called “parole in place.”

Rules for Using a TPS-Related EAD While Holding a Valid Non-Immigrant Status

  May 26, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
An alien who is granted temporary protected status (TPS) may obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) along with TPS. Furthermore, he or she may maintain a valid nonimmigrant status along with TPS. Certain non-immigrant statuses limit or outright prohibit the employment that the non-immigrant may engage in while on status.

Modular Container Systems and the “Totality of the Circumstances" Test

  May 25, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
When seeking labor certification for an employment-based immigrant visa, the following relationships will subject the labor certification application to high scrutiny:

The Selective Service Requirement and Immigration

  May 24, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Male U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents (LPRs), and undocumented aliens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required to register for with the Selective Service System (SSS). The law requires that registration occur within 30 days of the person’s eighteenth birthday, but late registrations are accepted prior to the person turning 26 years of age.

E2 Treaty Investors Visa

  May 23, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The E-2 (E2) Treaty Investors visa is a nonimmigrant visa for certain nationals of countries with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation. The E2 visa is available for investors and for employees of E2 treaty investors or companies that, by virtue of their ownership and operations in the United States, can qualify as E2 petitioners. This article will provide a brief overview of the E2 visa category.

Reinstatement of Removal

  May 22, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has discretion to reinstate a prior removal order when an alien reenters the United States illegally after having been removed previously or having left under a grant of voluntary departure under a removal order. If an alien is subject to summary removal, he or she will not be entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge. Depending on the situation, there may be limited forms of relief available to the alien from reinstatement of removal.

Expedited Removal

  May 18, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Under certain circumstances, arriving aliens who are found inadmissible at the border may be subject to expedited removal. Expedited removal is a removal procedure where an alien is removed without a hearing before an immigration judge. However, there are limited circumstances in which an alien who would otherwise be subject to expedited removal may qualify for an exception.

Workers’ Compensation and Immigration Status

  May 17, 2016     By HG.org
The United States Department of Homeland Security estimates that 11 million workers who were born in other countries lack documented immigration status. This represents approximately 5 percent of the American workforce.

Recapturing Priority Dates

  May 18, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Under certain circumstances, a child with a pending adjustment of status application to a family preference category who would otherwise “age out” (that is, turn 21 years of age and not be covered by a provision that prevents aging out) may have his or her immigrant visa petition converted to an appropriate preference category and recapture the priority date associated with the original petition.

Introduction to the EB1B Visa Category for Outstanding Professors and Researchers

  May 16, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The EB1-B (EB1B) category is an employment-based immigrant visa category for outstanding professors and researchers. The underlying statute for the category is found in section 203(b)(1)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Asylum Eligibility Bars

  May 14, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
The decision on whether to grant an asylum application is discretionary decision based on the facts of each specific case. However, there are certain bars to asylum eligibility which, if triggered, require than an asylum application is denied.

Using Non-Investment Non-Immigrant Employment Visas as an Investor or Entrepreneur

  May 14, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
A brief overview of the special considerations for investors and entrepreneurs who are seeking to use one of these three non-immigrant visa categories.

Administrative Removal for Aggravated Felonies

  May 12, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
An overview of who is subject to administrative removal, the administrative removal procedure, and potential avenues for relief from administrative removal.

Life Act and Adjustment of Status

  May 3, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
Who Was Eligible to Take Advantage of LIFE Act Adjustment of Status? The Original Filing Requirements for LIFE Act Adjustment of Status and Grandfathering. LIFE Act Adjustment of Status in Proceedings. Advice for LIFE Act Adjustment of Status.

O Visas

  May 2, 2016     By Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal
O visas are nonimmigrant employment visas for limited classes of aliens. The O-1A (O1A) visa is for “aliens of extraordinary ability” who are seeking to enter the United States to work in their areas of expertise.

Can I Take the Bar Exam If I Am not a Citizen?

  April 28, 2016     By HG.org
Individuals who want to be lawyers generally must pass a bar exam. This test is perceived as one of the most grueling in the country, requiring many individuals to invest an entire legal education and post-graduation months preparing for it. The test is created in such a way that it should indicate whether a person is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction.

Stopped by Immigration: You Have Rights

  April 15, 2016     By Baurkot & Baurkot
In the United States, all people have rights. It does not matter who you are, what country you are from, or what your status is in the United States. No Human Being is Illegal. If you are stopped by Police Officers, Immigration Agents or other public authorities, you have rights. As long as you are within the borders of the United States, you have rights. Know them. Use them.

Acquiring Ukrainian Citizenship

  April 14, 2016     By APC Law Firm
To receive Ukrainian citizenship in any grounds you shall appeal to the territorial division of Ukraine LCA on the place of living; submit an application with the necessary documents; obtain a certificate of registration of the citizen of Ukraine (which is the basis for obtaining passport of citizen of Ukraine) in the territorial division of Ukraine LCA on the place of living.

What E-2 Visa Holders Need to Know About Applying for a Green Card

  April 13, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
If you are an E-2 visa holder who has entered the U.S. to supervise or manage your investment in a U.S. venture and decide to make your stay more permanent, you can apply for a green card by filing a petition for either employment-based immigration or family-based immigration.

Naturalization Would Give Many a Voice in the 2016 Elections

  April 8, 2016     By Charlotte Law Firm
The right to vote is fundamental for United States Citizens. Voting is the way most people contribute to the ongoing national conversation on what is important to the American people, and in this election cycle, it is more important than ever.

The Current Rhetoric on Immigration Stokes Fear, Ignores Facts

  April 2, 2016     By Charlotte Law Firm
Baseless, anti-immigrant rhetoric may stir certain segments of the voting bloc, but the facts will trump demagoguery. In reality, immigrants are crucially important to America. Immigrants enrich our culture, increase our productive capacity as a nation, and enhance our influence in the world.

E2 Visa for Entrepreneurs

  March 29, 2016     By Jurado & Farshchian, P.L.
You don’t have to be an American citizen or have residency here to start a business in the U.S. Your main ticket to business success in the U.S. is the E2 visa, as well as an awareness of the laws pertaining to foreign nationals who operate businesses in the U.S.

Hybrid Visa is Alternative to H1B Visa

Last year, the 65,000 slots for H-1B visas were filled within the first five days of the lottery process. The USCIS anticipates that this year will be the same — with almost 250,000 petitions competing for those 65,000 available H-1B visas.

What You Should Know When Seeking to Become a Thai National

Practical points to consider when contemplating applying for Thai citizenship.

5 Common Misconceptions About the EB5 Immigrant Investor Program

The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program was established by Congress in 1990 to encourage foreign investment in the U.S. Over the past 26 years, the program has allowed thousands of foreign investors to make substantial capital investments in the U.S. Although the program has been in force for more than a quarter century, there are still some misconceptions about its purpose.

How to Acquire a Visa for a Domestic Helper

  By HG.org
Sometimes when individuals travel to the United States, they will also want their domestic help, such as a maid, housekeeper or nanny to travel with them. In order to accomplish this objective, the traveling individual must petition for a B-1 Visa.

Immigration Law: Residence and Work Permits for Foreigners in Turkey

It is significant for the foreigners to comply with the immigration laws while residing and working in Turkey. Below are the general principles and procedures regarding the residence and work permits for foreigners in Turkey.

Bulgarian Investment Immigration Program

Bulgarian Investment Immigration Program: the investment opportunities and the related benefits, fast-track options for acquiring Bulgarian citizenship, the requirements and the process.

The Consequences of a DUI on Citizenship

  By HG.org
If a legal permanent resident wants to apply for naturalization, his or her conviction of a DUI may impact this decision. However, there are many factors that may be considered.

Preparing for the H1B Visa Cap Season

The H-1B visa program is for foreign workers serving at a professional level in specialty occupations. There are 65,000 H1B spots set aside in 2017 for foreign nationals working for U.S. companies that meet the requirement of at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and 20,000 spots for those with U.S. master’s degrees.

Permanent Residency Permits in Cyprus for Non-European Union Nationals

There has been a recent increase in the interest of third country nationals obtaining immigration permits in the Republic of Cyprus, as Cyprus is a popular and very appealing destination for third country nationals who would like to obtain a Permanent Residency Permit in an EU country.

Obtaining Cyprus Citizenship by Investment in Cyprus

The government of Cyprus has now implemented a new immigration initiative aimed at facilitating non- EU migrant entrepreneurs and investors who, in return for obtaining Cyprus citizenship, are prepared to invest in Cyprus. The new scheme has been established pursuant to amendments to the Cyprus Civil Registry and Migration Law.

Employment-Based Immigration

Approximately 140,000 immigrant visas are available each fiscal year for aliens (and their spouses and children) who seek to immigrate based on their job skills. If you have the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience and are otherwise eligible, you may be able to live permanently in the United States. The five employment-based immigrant visa preferences (categories) are listed below.

Marriage and Immigration

Obtaining a green card through a marriage is sometimes referred to as the “fast track” to lawful permanent residence.

The Truth about Refugees: They Undergo Rigorous Vetting Process and States Cannot Reject Them

The simple truth of the matter is this: Refugees are the most thoroughly vetted class of immigrants in the U.S., and state governors have no legal authority to refuse them. Here’s an overview of the procedure a refugee must undergoes before relocating to the U.S.

ICE Raids in Charlotte: What You Need to Know

Reports of these ICE raids have spread fear throughout immigrant communities. In light of these fears, it is important for immigrants, their families, and advocates to know the facts about these current ICE raids and of what rights immigrants have when ICE comes knocking.

Belgium Lags Behind in Implementing the Single Permit Directive

The EU Commission has recently announced that to date Belgium has failed to transpose the Single Permit Directive (Directive 2011/98/EU) into its national law. Hence, the EU Commission referred Belgium to the EU Court of Justice in order to address the lack of progress in transposing this Directive.

Cyprus Citizenship by Investment

Cyprus offers several attractive Immigration programs which are popular with non-EU markets such as China, Russia and the Middle East. One of these programs relates to obtaining citizenship by investment. Cyprus is one of the very few countries in the European Union to offer an Immigration program which leads directly to citizenship. A Cypriot citizenship means an EU citizenship and the right to live and work in any country of the European Union.

Employment Immigration Visa Options for Florida Businesses

Last year, the H-1B filing period lasted only five business days due to the high demand for H-1B visas. In 2015, there are 65,000 H-1B spots set aside for foreign nationals working for U.S. companies that meet the requirement of at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, and 20,000 spots for those with U.S. master’s degrees. The demand for H-1B visas this year is expected to be even greater than in 2014.

6 Circumstances Where You Need a Florida Immigration Attorney

Those wishing to enter the U.S. as a legal immigrant or facing deportation often find the U.S. immigration process to be complicated, confusing and even frightening. Hiring an experienced Florida immigration attorney to help you navigate this process can increase the chances of a favorable outcome for your case.

Extradition of Criminals in the UAE

International judicial cooperation is one of the most important aspects of cooperation between countries for crime fighting. There is exigent need to fighting the crime and protecting the society structure, in addition to punishment and chasing the criminal wherever he travels, in order not to avoid the punishment. A criminal usually escapes after committing the crime, as it becomes easy for him, nowadays, to travel freely between countries.

How to Avoid Everyday Immigration Mistakes Employers Make

Florida employers seeking to hire foreign nationals have several options for doing so through a variety of work visa options from the U.S. government. Most employers find the work visa application process confusing and frustrating, which is why it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced immigration attorney to assist you.

Conjugal Partner Visa in Canada

  By Sterling
Unlike the United Kingdom, Canada does not have a fiance visa immigration category. Canada immigration is limited to the spouse visa category and the common-law partnership category (where people live together for one year or more).

Canadian Business Ownership and LMIA Exempt Work Permits

  By Sterling
Options for obtaining a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) or LMIA exempt work permit.

Canadian Startup Visa v UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur

  By Sterling
Canada and UK are frequently cited as being among the most desirable countries where an entrepreneur would want to start a business.

Business Immigration in Belgium and in France: New Rules in a Tense Situation, Full of Opportunities

  By Lexial
Recent events in Paris and Brussels raised legitimate concerns on the side of applicants to business and professional immigration, particularly for those from Middle East. In addition to this context, legal reforms lead to revise the practice, constantly changing. However, as always, these changes are obvious opportunities for those who can adapt.

Comprehending the Legal Principles of Brazilian Labor Law

  By M F Ejchel
When a foreign worker provides services in Brazil the laws governing the contract are the laws of the country of origin or the laws of Brazil? This special article is about the foreign employment in Brazil and principles adopted by the Brazilian Labor Court on the demands arising from those relationships.

The Attractiveness of Ukraine as a Country for Obtaining a Residence Permit

Ukraine can be considered as an attractive country for foreigners wishing to immigrate to Europe. Let’s consider the benefits of migration to Ukraine in comparison with other countries and consider the so-called business immigration.

Choosing the Right Canadian Immigration Consultant.

  By Sterling
The Canadian immigration process is complex and daunting. Canada has 10 provinces and 3 territories. Each Province and Territory has its own immigration programs for skilled and semi-skilled workers as well as students and investors. In addition, there are also several Federal immigration categories.

Who Can Represent Me With a Canadian Immigration Application?

  By Sterling
There are hundreds of unauthorized agencies offering Canadian Immigration Services in the United Kingdom, India, China and elsewhere. Many of these agencies only refer cases on to accredited Canadian immigration lawyers. Other companies use their UK immigration license (OISC or Law Society) to mislead the public into believing they are authorized to practice Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and American law!

Why You Should Hire a Canadian Immigration Lawyer

  By Sterling
Many clients feel confident enough to prepare their own applications after reading through the Canadian immigration rules online or by having a consultation with a Canadian immigration lawyer. However, it is worth noting the following statistics involving cases submitted without the assistance of a Canadian immigration lawyer:

British Columbia’s New Entrepreneur Immigration Program

  By Sterling
A recent change to Canadian immigration law took place in the province of British Columbia (BC) with the creation of the Entrepreneur Immigration Registration (EIR). This new system means that BC now offers a pathway to permanent residence to immigrants who are experienced business people and are looking to invest in and operate a commercially viable business in Canada. This is important for anyone interested in business immigration to Canada.

DUIs and Deportation

Many issues come up when someone is faced with a DUI but when you are not a permanent citizen, one of the biggest fears is deportation.

Political Asylum in Italy

People seeking asylum are those who have suffered political persecution or fear, based on reasonable grounds, to undergo an individual persecution because of their race, their religion, their nationality, their membership of a particular social group or their political views. They can seek asylum in Italy representing an application for recognition of refugee status. All foreign citizens, exception for EU citizens, have the right to seek political asylum in the Italian territory.

Polygamous Marriage and Family Visa in Italy

In the last decade Italy has increased by more than 35% the number of spouses or children arrived in our Country that use the institution of family reunification Visa. About 1% of it concerns people that have multiple wives. Can these people get an Italian Visa for family reasons?

Fast Track Bulgarian Citizenship

The amendments in the Bulgarian legislation in the past few years paved an easier and smoother path to the Bulgarian citizenship goal by introducing a fast-track Bulgarian citizenship procedure on the grounds of an investment made by the foreign individual in Bulgaria.

The Increasing Role of Marriage Contracts in Marriages with Ukrainians

The number of signed marriage contracts is constantly increasing in Ukraine, what is more, it is growing in the segment of international couples when one spouse is a citizen of Ukraine and the other – a foreigner.

Retention of I-140 Priority Date for a Subsequent Employment-Based Petition

A beneficiary of an approved I-140 petition for the first, second or third preference category may retain the priority date of the approved petition for any subsequently filed first, second or third category employment-based petition.

Work Permit in Egypt

The process of acquiring a work permit in Egypt can be complicated, but most foreigners must have secured a job long before arriving to Egypt and their employer has to take care of the bulk of the paperwork involved in applying for a work permit. The process can take up to six months.

Naturalisation in Cyprus (EU) by Investment

Cyprus, being an attractive investment and holding jurisdiction, affords a non-Cypriot investor the opportunity apply for the acquisition of Cyprus (EU) citizenship and therefore a Cyprus (EU) Passport, on the basis of specific investment-related criteria, starting from €2,5 million.

Naturalisation of Foreign Investors in Cyprus

Cyprus has implemented recently a scheme for naturalization of international investors in Cyprus by exception. A non-Cypriot citizen who meets the relevant criteria of the scheme may apply for the acquisition of the Cypriot citizenship through Naturalization by exception and adopt all the benefits from it.

Should I Plead Guilty?

  By HG.org
When individuals are facing a conviction of a criminal charge, they usually are told by their attorney that they have two choices. They can either plead guilty or go to trial. There are certain risks inherent in making either decisions.

H-1B Lotteries Are Over, America's Got Enough Talent?

H-1B lotteries to choose professional employees? Is this the best we can do?

Employment for Authorization for H-4 Spouses

On May 12, 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a proposed regulation which would, for the first time, permit certain H-4 spouses of H-1B professionals to apply for Employment Authorization Documents (EADs).

DACA Renewals - Plus DACA to Green Card

On June 5, the DHS Secretary announced the process for persons who have received work permits (EADs) under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs to renew their DACA status and work permits for another 2 years. Also, we describe the process by which persons in DACA status can obtain green cards.

Obama Could Double the Number of Green Cards

In response to Congress’ failure to fix our broken immigration system, President Obama has promised to take action regarding immigration before the end of the summer.

Obama's New Immigration Policy

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced his long-awaited changes to our broken immigration system. None of the changes will take place immediately, and some hoped-for changes like recapture of lost EB numbers and counting only principals toward the 140,000 EB cap were not included in the new policy.

EB-3 Category: Faster Waiting Times

Fantastic news for those in the EB-3 category.

I-Squared Bill: More H-1B Visas and Green Cards

On January 13, a bipartisan group of Senators introduced the Immigration Innovation (“I-Squared”) Act of 2015.

H-1B lottery odds are less than 50%, apply for an EB Green Card now

In 2014, when over 172,000 petitions were filed for 85,000 visas, immigration lawyers had the following advice for the H-1B lottery losers.

Military Expands Program which Expedites US Citizenship

Recently, the Defense Department greatly expanded a program which allows certain persons holding temporary visas to bypass the green card process and apply directly for US citizenship.

EADS for H-4 Spouses

On May 26, the USCIS will begin accepting applications for form I-765 Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) submitted by certain H-4 spouses of H-1B professionals.

June 2015 Visa Bulletin: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The June 2015 Visa Bulletin contains a bit of good news for persons in certain employment-based (EB) categories. However, for others, like Chinese investors, the news is mostly bad. For Filipino professionals and Mexicans and Filipinos in some of the family-based (FB) categories, the news is downright ugly.

How Can an EU Citizen Reside in Bulgaria?

Following the accession of Bulgaria to the European Union (“EU”) every national of an EU Member State (i.e. every EU citizen) can freely enter and exit Bulgaria with only a valid personal identity card or passport.

Continuous Residence for Foreigners in Bulgaria

In accordance with the Bulgarian legislation the term “foreigner” includes every individual who is not a Bulgarian or an EU, EEA or a Swiss citizen. In order to be entitled to reside in Bulgaria the foreigner should obtain a residence permit depending on the period of their stay and their residence status.

Labour Migration to Austria for Highly Qualified Individuals ('Red-White-Red Card scheme')

A well accepted and successful labour immigration scheme is the Austrian Red-White-Red-card, a national equivalent to the EU Blue Card. The Red-White-Red card is issued to third-country-nationals who intend to access the Austrian labour market and permanently settle in Austria who fulfil the legal criteria and gain enough 'credits' or 'points' according to a set of qualifications provided in Appendices to the Austrian Labour Market Act ('Ausländerbeschäftigungsgesetz', short 'AuslBG').

The Legal and Tax Considerations for Chinese HNWIs Investing in Australia Property Market

The Chinese real estate boom in Australia will only be accelerating. It is predicted that an additional $70 billion demand for real estate from Chinese HNWI investors and immigrants over the next five years to 2020. It is an inevitable trend since China is undergoing its unprecedentedly greatest wealth creation, and Australia is on China’s doorstep.

Going from Student Visa to Green Card

  By HG.org
When a student decides to come to America to pursue an education, he or she often does so with the thought of remaining here to pursue a dream. Unfortunately, many do not realize that it can be quite difficult to obtain a different legal status and the right to work like a naturalized citizen. So, how can one remain in America after finishing school?

Is It Legal to Visit America to Have a Baby in Order to Create Citizenship?

  By HG.org
Once known pejoratively as “anchor babies,” the children of foreign nationals born on American soil have traditionally had a right to automatic citizenship. As a result, immediate family members would seek their own citizenship by virtue of the close relationship. But, after years of debate on the topic of immigration reform, are anchor babies still legal?

When Can a Family Member's Nationality Grant Someone Else American Citizenship

  By HG.org
It is quite common for people to want to help their relatives gain US citizenship. But, is it just as easy as marrying someone and they immediately have citizenship? Not anymore.

Engagement of Foreign Workers: Work Permits and Visas in Kazakhstan

  By Integrites
Under the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the work of foreign employees in Kazakhstan requires in certain instances a work permit and a work visa.

Risks for Foreigners when Obtaining Ukrainian Citizenship or Residency Permit

Ukraine is now quite good country to immigrate, especially for Middle East citizens who move to Ukraine to have better work. Also, many students from other countries decide to remain in Ukraine after finishing university.

Investment Risks in Kazakhstan

Investors from different countries are continuing to establish their offices in Kazakhstan and many companies are willing to do business here. The rate of success stories for investors in Kazakhstan is good enough. However, there is always something new and unexpected when a foreign investor starts its business in an unknown country.

Acquisition of Turkish Citizenship by Marriage

Acquisition of Turkish citizenship by marriage is regulated in Article 16 of Turkish Citizenship Law and Articles 25-31 of the Regulation on the Implementation of Turkish Citizenship Law.

Residence Permit in Turkey

The regulations formulating the rules on residence permit and the entry of foreigners into Turkey were dated back to mid-twentieth century. These regulations lacked the ability to meet the needs of the present conditions. A modern approach was necessary, also in terms of Europeanization of the customs procedures and management.

Thailand Business Structures Incorporation

Most businesses are looking to Incorporate a Company in Thailand but do not meet the initial requirements. Below is a list of items to consider before you proceed to set up a company in Thailand.

Waiting for Deportation? Do Not Be Afraid

Facing deportation can be scary. If you are facing the possibility of being deported from the United States, you need to contact an experienced immigration defense attorney as soon as possible to begin working on your case's defense strategy. Deportations are governed by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

USCIS Announces Changes to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole Program

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that beginning February 17, 2015, it will require those applying to the Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program to file an Application for Travel Document (Form I-131) and pay the associated fee or submit a fee waiver request.

Immigrating to Cyprus

Non-Cypriot citizens may enlist to obtain the Cypriot citizenship by exception on the basis of the scheme for Major Collective Investments.

How Do I Help My Spouse in Another Country Become a Legal Permanent Resident?

  By HG.org
The United States provides a special visa for a person who is engaged to a United States citizen to come to the United States to get married. However, the process works a little differently when the spouses marry abroad.


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