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New Filing Fees

July 3, 2007 |

Effective July 16, 2007 Labor Certifications Will Expire After 180 Days of Approval. Betty Chu from Wilner and O'Reilly recommends filing your I-140 petition today to avoid the fee Increase. Her article also contains information about the new filing costs for other forms that will take effect July 30, 2007.

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E Visa FAQs

June 7, 2007 |

"E-2" visas, to the United States are authorized on the basis of treaties between the United States and approximately sixty other countries. Orlando Ortega-Medina is commonly asked numerous questions about the process and tries to lift the haze with his handy dandy frequently asked questions list that might make things a little clearer. Read More

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Your Florida mortgage – Is it time to look at multi-currency?

April 4, 2007 |

With the interest rate on a Yen mortgage at 2.2%, you might be forgiven for thinking a re-mortgage is in your future; but before you take the plunge and secure that low interest rate STOP and look at this from an international perspective. I don’t have to tell you that theres nothing for nothing, so why hasn’t every Florida mortgage holder decided to take a loan in Yen, Euros or some other low rate currency?
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Conditional Residency and Divorce

January 22, 2007 |

As a result of conditional residency, a non-citizen must jointly file with the petitioning spouse Form I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence within 90 days preceding the second anniversary of the date he or she became a conditional resident. Read More

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From Wigan to Detroit

January 3, 2007 |

"I was recently browsing this excellent website, britishexpats.com, for the first time and found a bunch of interesting topics that I can personally relate to.  I felt the need to throw my hat in the ring and offer some of my experiences from moving between my home in the north of England to the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan." Andrew Wagstaff writes about his life changing decision to attend university in the USA when he was 18 years old.
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Mandatory Reporting of Foreign Investment in the United States

December 21, 2006 |

The relative strength of the British Pound against the US Dollar recently has led a large number of Brits to liquidate their assets in Britain and relocate to the USA. Some have chosen to make the move as investors via the E2 Treaty Investor visa program. Others have made the move by establishing US subsidiaries of their UK companies and transferring themselves to the US as L-1A multinational executives.
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Home For The Holidays

December 6, 2006 |

"I recently returned from a family vacation where I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my parents and most of my extended family. As I sat around the dinner table basking in the warmth of our Thanksgiving Day feast I was able to inventory how blessed I was to be with family. In this tranquil and peaceful setting my thoughts were interrupted by a disheartening memory that occurred during my service as an immigration officer a few years ago."
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An Interview with …. JerseyGirl in the USA

October 26, 2006 |

My husband had been working for client’s in the US. For 2 years he worked Monday to Friday in the US and travelled back to the UK at weekends. My daughter and I joined him during school holidays and enjoyed our time here. He had the opportunity to transfer to the company’s NJ office, so we decided to experience life Stateside. We thought we would return to the UK within 2 years….. but here we still are 10 years later.
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An Interview with … Texas Dave

October 11, 2006 |

"I was born in the North of England in 1970, the 3rd son of a family of 3 boys and one girl. I married, (and subsequently divorced), very young, and have a 14 year old daughter who still lives in England with her mum. My daughter visits me in the US but she has no plans to move here. I moved to the US on a H1B visa, but have since married my US wife and adjusted status." Read on to find out how Dave met his wife and moved to the USA.
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Property Prices in Florida Just Keep Going up – True or False?

May 16, 2006 |

Property owners in the UK have now experienced a fairly consistent period of growing property prices. Sometimes the growth has been moderate, sometimes it has been very fast. A large portion of the increased spending power of many families is funded by the rising value of property over the years since the previous generation climbed the first steps of the property ladder. Stephen Parnell explains why we should not make assumptions about the property market abroad.
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