We are experienced in preparing Treaty Trader (E-1) and Treaty Investor (E-2) applications for a wide range of start-up companies.
We prepare a variety of applications for professionals including: J-1 waivers for physicians, applications for athletes, entertainers, and TN applications for individuals whose professions are included under the NAFTA provisions.
Visitors from all around the globe come to the United States for conferences, brief meetings or to look for prospective business investments. Generally, Canadian citizens and citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries can visit the United States without a visa. Other foreign citizens need a nonimmigrant visa in order to enter the U.S.
If you have a prior criminal conviction, immigration violation or medical inadmissibility issue our firm has significant experience in helping with waiver applications. With a proper application the prospect of visiting the U.S. is available to many who previously had been barred from entering the U.S.
We enjoy helping families stay together by preparing petitions (green card applications) for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens. An immediate relative is a spouse, minor child or parent.
We particularly enjoy helping with U.S. citizenship claims, we have had many successful applications which involved complex situations including genealogical research over generations.
Citizenship through naturalization is obtained by application after living as a permanent resident of the United States for the required period of time.
U.S. citizenship acquisition is based on two concepts:
The first principle is that of “jus soli” which means that citizenship is acquired by people born in the United States.
The second principle is that of “jus sanguinis” where United States nationality is inherited through previous generations.
Some individuals wish to renounce their U.S. citizenship, and we are happy to assist with that process.
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” – The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
There are special rules for adopted children and our office takes extra pleasure in helping parents ensure their adopted child’s citizenship is obtained quickly and smoothly.
Our office is delighted to help parents navigate through the regulations to help bring their adopted children home.