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Investing in Florida

Generally, there are five types of corporations in Florida: C corporations, S corporations, Limited Liability Corporations, Partnerships, and Sole Proprietorships. Florida LLC What is it? The three letters “LLC” go at the end of a limited liability company’s name and actually become part of its official name. A limited liability company is a legal entity...

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How one Becomes a U.S. Attorney

Lawyers– also called attorneys– according to Black’s Law Dictionary, is “a person learned in the law; as an attorney, counsel or solicitor; a person licensed to practice law.” Some attorneys use the post-nominal Esq., the abbreviated form of the word Esquire. Formal requirements to become a lawyer usually include a 4-year college/university degree, 3 years...

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How to Obtain an Adjustment of Status

If you have a permanent residence outside of the Unites States but wish to be in the U.S. on a temporary basis you likely will apply for a non-immigrant visa.  There are different classifications of non-immigrant status including foreign government officials, visitors for business and pleasure, students, and investors.  Because non-immigrant visas are temporary, they expire...

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A Closer Look at the L-1B Visa

What is an L-1B Visa? An L-1B visa can be a useful tool for international business owners.  In sum, this visa allows employers outside the U.S. to transfer employees to a U.S. company.  In general, if the person seeking the visa is creating a new office for the company, the visa will last one year....

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Permanent Residency: Rights and Responsibilities

Many people wonder what happens after they become a permanent resident in the United States.  After you become a permanent resident, you have different rights and responsibilities. Rights as a Permanent Resident As a permanent resident in the U.S., you acquire a right to work in the U.S. Although some jobs are limited to U.S. citizens,...

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What to Do After getting Your Green Card

Applying for a visa in the United States can be a very arduous task.  If the USCIS grants your visa you may wonder what happens next?  Depending on the type of visa the U.S. issued to you, there may be different requirements to maintain your residency.  For example, investor visa holders may need to petition to remove...

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Differences Between EB-5 and E-2 Visas

Both the EB-5 and E-2 visas are available to investors to gain permanent or temporary residency in the U.S.  Although both visas are investment-related, they have very different effects and requirements.  An investor should examine the visa rules as well as the business model to determine which visa to apply for. What is an E-2...

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Visa Bulletin for July 2017: Claiming Your Visa

The Visa Bulletin summarizes immigrant numbers for each month for “Final Action Dates” and “Date for Filing Applications”.   The “Date for Filing” determines whether you can submit the final application for attaining a visa.  Similarly, the “Final Action Date” indicates whether a visa number is expected to be available.  Usually, the “Date for Filing”...

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Removal of Conditions on Permanent Residency

If your permanent residency status was less than two years old on the day that you received permanent residence, your permanent residence status is conditional.  Consequently, your conditional residency status begins on the day of admission to the United States on an immigrant visa or adjustment of your status to permanent residence. You can remove...