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January 30, 2019

We [Americans] are a nation of immigrants. We all understand what this country has become because talent from all around the world wants to come here, people who are willing to take risks, people who want to build on their dreams and make sure their kids have an - even...

November 20, 2018

Artist Visas and Green Cards in the Time of Trump

Like everyone else, we have seen -- and continue to see -- some changes in the adjudication of visas and green cards in the last year. There have been new, burdensome rules put into place, like new interview requirements...

November 3, 2018

As we live in an era in which governments, out of fear, ignorance, or penury, seek to restrict funding for the arts, seek to thwart artistic expression, and seek to place barriers to the free interchange of international artistic creativity, a decent respect for world...

November 2, 2018

The common wisdom is that arts or film students on F-1 visas (while either studying or while working on OPT) cannot possibly amass the credits and achievements to qualify for an O-1 visa.

The common wisdom is often wrong. In many cases, international artists in F-1 Stat...

November 2, 2018

The Big Step: Moving from O-1 to a Green Card

Transitioning to a Green Card is the right move for many people on O-1 Visas. However, whether the best route to a Green Card for you is via EB1-1, EB 2, NIW, EB 3 or even through your family, Green Card status—being a “lawf...

November 1, 2018

O-1 Visas in the Arts are for visual and performing artists, designers and writers and often for the professionals in those fields as well. Curators, producers, critics, and others are often covered by O-1s in the arts too.

If you are thinking this might be a good optio...

November 1, 2018

Important Green Card News:

The rules for an NIW Petition for Just Got Better!

Among the many tangled roads to a Green Card that exist, the National Interest Waiver (“NIW”) approach has always been one of the most intriguing.

NIW cases fall under EB-2. That means that the...

October 31, 2018

E-2 Investor Visas -- Options and Strategies

The US economy turns on constant inflows of new investment – including, and especially, non-US investment. Subject to a number of caveats, the US offers visas to foreign investors (and their same-country designees) who invest...

October 31, 2018

I just graduated with a Bachelor's (or Master's) Degree.

What now?

If you are close to graduating from a United States institution of higher learning, you can apply for a year of time in Optional Practical Training, better known as OPT. (You will need your school's cons...

October 30, 2018

Foreigners married to US Citizens can apply for a green card.

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