Traveling Abroad with H1B Status

Posted on September 05, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Can People with H-1B Status Travel Abroad Freely? H-1B visa is a non-immigration visa which allows aliens to enter the United States to work in a specialized occupation.  In order to qualify for the H-1B visa, the alien must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, in addition to finding an employer to hire him… Read More

L1 Visa Investment Amount & Processing Time

Posted on August 29, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Required Investment Amount and Processing Time Mr. Zhang asked: I am planning to invest in the U.S.  I’ve read your articles on the L visa.  You mentioned that it is easy for foreign companies without existing branches or subsidiaries in the U.S. to establish one. You also mentioned that as long as the new branch… Read More

L1 Visa Dependents

Posted on August 22, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Can I Take My Wife and Children to the U.S? In the past two articles, we gave a brief introduction on how multinational companies can take advantages of the L visa to transfer qualified employees to work in the U.S. and what type of requirements they have to meet in order to qualify for the… Read More

L1 Visa Qualifications

Posted on August 15, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

As we mentioned in the last article, the L visa can open unlimited business opportunities in the U.S. for the foreign investors. Then the question is: how do I apply for an L visa? What are the requirements the company and the employees need to meet? The L visa is for qualified multinational companies to… Read More

L1 Visa Advantages

Posted on August 08, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

In order to survive in the world of globalization and from the fast changing economy, more and more companies are forced to go overseas to remain competitive.  Under this trend, many foreign companies are trying to get into the U.S. market because the U.S. economy is still the number one in the world, in addition… Read More

Prevailing Wage Determination

Posted on August 01, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

How Does Prevailing Wage Determination Affect Green card Application? In order to protect U.S. workers from unfair competition from foreign worker, the U.S. government requires any employer who wants to employ alien workers to pay the alien workers the prevailing wage as the minimum.  Specifically, the prevailing wage is the average wage paid to similarly… Read More

Sale of Business During LC

Posted on July 25, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Effects of Substitution of Employer upon Labor Certification In today’s fast-paced economy, change of ownership of companies is pretty common through mergers, acquisitions and other corporate transactions.  However, the immigration consequences of such occurrences and transactions are often complicated and confusing.  We often receive calls from clients asking how the change of ownership of companies… Read More

GC for Spouses and Fiances of USC

Posted on July 18, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Green Card Application for Spouses and Fiances of US Citizens Mr. Wang asked: I am an American citizen, and I have a girlfriend in China.  We have known each other for quite a while and we are getting along pretty well.  We plan to get married, and I want to bring her to the United… Read More

Effect of 2006 Senate Bill 3/3

Posted on July 11, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Effects of the Senate Bill on Family-based Immigration The family-based immigration is the greatest category in the U.S. immigration and it is designed to help the family members to reunite with one another. Just as the problems of employment-based immigration and illegal immigrants, the problems of family-based immigration could also have significant effects on the… Read More

Effect of 2006 Senate Bill 2/3

Posted on July 04, 2006 by Warren Wen | Category: Immigration

Effects of the Senate Bill on Illegal Immigrants According to official statistics of the U.S. government, the illegal immigrants in the U.S. is around 13 millions, but the number would be far greater in reality as the number has been increasing at the speed of 20% annually.  Due to the significant impact of illegal immigrants… Read More