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Are children of American parent(s) born outside of the United States citizens of the United States?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

These children may have acquired citizenship through their American parents, however citizenship rules have changed throughout the years. So I advise you to consult an emigration attorney so they can tell you whether your child has in fact acquired citizenship.

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What is the difference between and E-1 and E-2?

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The difference between an E-1 and an E-2 is that in the E-1, you are trading goods and services between the US and the treaty country. However, in the E-2, the applicant is making a substantial investment in the US, in an existing business or a new business.

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How can I get a work visa?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Depending on the type or work visa your applying to, most likely your employer, along with you will have to file immigration forms to the US CIS Center or … For example, if you are Canadian citizen you can apply at the port of entry. That’s why I would strongly advise that you contact… Read More »

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What is an E-1 visa?

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An E-1 Visa, also called the Treaty Trader Visa. It’s a visa issued to foreign nationals from treaty nations to work in the U.S. and perform international trade in goods and services.

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For how long are the E visas issued for?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Depending on the treaty country, the e-visas are issued between three or five years.

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What is an E-2 visa?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

An E-2 Visa, also known as the Treaty Investors Visa, is Visas assigned for people who are interested in establishing a new business in the U.S. or purchasing an existing business in the U.S. However, the applicant must be a holder of the treaty country. For example, Canadians are allowed to apply for an… Read More »

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Can I work in the United States with a B-1/B-2 tourist or business visitor visa?

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It all depends on what you mean by “Working in the U.S.”. With a B1, you are allowed to enter temporarily in the U.S. to meet clients, potential clients, negotiate a contract or in lieu of an E1/E2.

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What is a petition?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

A petition is a formal request to the government. For example, an I-130 petition would be a request for your family member to immigrate to the US based on the family connection.

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Can I become a citizen if I am married to an American citizen?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If you are married to a US citizen, you will become a US permanent resident first. However, you will be able to apply for US citizenship once you’ve been a US permanent resident for at least three years. If you meet those requirements, you will be eligible to apply for US citizenship.

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What is a visa?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

A visa is a document that is affixed to a passport, which indicates that that person can enter, leave, or stay in the United States for a specified period.

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