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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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Who is eligible for a K-1 visa?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

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.?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

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?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

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?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

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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How does a Canadian obtain a TN visa?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

A Canadian can obtain a TN visa or TN status by obtaining a job offer from a US employer, and the job offer has to be based on the professionals listed under the NAFTA Agreement. Once you have the job offer and you have the required supporting documentations, that package can be presented at… Read More »

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What should I do if my visa application is rejected?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

If your visa application has been rejected, you may be eligible to apply for an appeal, or reapply for that same visa, depending on the type of visa that you have applied. I strongly advise that you consult an immigration attorney.

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How do I get a fiance visa for my girlfriend or boyfriend to travel to the United States?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

You can get a fiance visa also commonly known as the K-1 by filing a petition to the US CIS center that has jurisdiction over your case. Once that K1 has been approved, it will be transferred to the National Visa Center for further processing. Once NVC finalizes your case, that case will be… Read More »

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

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

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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