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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 are the requirements for an E-2 visa?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The basic requirements for an E-2 visa is that the future investment must be active, substantial, and non-marginal.

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Once I get married, how can I bring my spouse to the U.S.?

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Once you’re married and your spouse is overseas, you will need to first file a family petition or an I-130. And once that petition is approved, the file will be transferred to the National Visa Center. The National Visa Center will contact your spouse and yourself to provide additional information. Once that step is… Read More »

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My child was born overseas. Can they become a United States citizen?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If your child was born overseas, your child may have acquired citizenship. I would suggest that you contact the US Consulate. Maybe you’ll be able to apply for the child’s passport. Or if that’s not available to you, based on the citizenship rules, your child may acquire citizenship, but you will have to apply… Read More »

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I am a United States citizen. How do I petition for my mother?

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If you’re a U.S. citizen and you are over 21 years of age? You may file your family petition, also called the I-130, to the USCIS Center that has jurisdiction power to review that case. Once approve that approved petition will be transferred to the National Visa Center also called the NVC for further… Read More »

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Who is eligible for a K-1 visa?

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You’re eligible to apply for a K1 if these requirements are met. One, you are a U.S. citizen. Both two and your fiance have met in person within two years of filing the petition. Three, you are free to marry one another and both of you intend to get married within 90 days of… Read More »

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I am a Canadian. Can I invest in a new business in the U.S.?

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If you’re a Canadian, you can invest in a new business or an existing business in the US. I would recommend that you apply under the E-2 treaty investor’s visa.

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What type of visa do I need to work in the United States?

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If you’re intending to work in the United States you most likely will need a US Working Visa, however, there are different types of US Working Visa’s. For example, we have the H1Bs for professionals. L1s for intracompany transferees and TNs for Canadians and Mexican nationals. For those reasons, I strongly advise that you… Read More »

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How long does it take to process an E-1 visa?

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The processing times for an A-1 visa at the US Consulate in Toronto is 10 days for the officer to review the application. However, I would suggest that you submit the application way in advance so you can get an interview and the officer has enough time to review your application.

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Where do I present or submit my citizenship application?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Your U.S. citizenship application, also known as the N400 application, has to be filed at the USCIS Center that has jurisdiction over your file.

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