The day my husband, Chris, came home from work and said that his employer wanted him to go to the US for 2 years, I was stunned. The company offered to send us across the pond, to Charlotte, for 4 days, to see if we could be bribed by sunshine and the famed hospitality of the Carolinians. But I wasn’t going to move there for two whole years”¦was I?
To use the age old adage there is a right time and a wrong time to do things and for those planning to grasp the opportunity to retire or live permanently in America via the EB5 (investment visa) visa now may be the time, whilst next year may be too late. Stephen Parnell explains why he believes there are several reasons that this may be the case.
In a non-precedent decision, the Administrative Office of Appeals (AAO) of the US Immigration and Citizenship Service (USCIS) has rendered a decision that potentially opens up another avenue for US permanent residency. In its decision, the AAO upheld the appeal of an H-1B beneficiary, who had set up a start-up company, and then sponsored himself for an H-1B visa.
There is a special visa available for companies that wish to expand operations into the United States by opening a branch, a warehouse or an office. This visa, known as the L1 visa, is one of the most popular — especially since it can lead to permanent residency — and relatively easy to obtain with the right documentation and presentation. This article describes the requirements that need to be met.
America has been one of the destinations of choice for Brits seeking a new life and its popularity continues to gain momentum. The present value of the pound against the dollar and the lower cost of property mean this is an attractive time to look in detail at your options if you fancy a change of lifestyle in the US. This article explains why many consider the EB5 Visa an appealing choice.
Multinational business owners are the elite, as far as the US immigration law is concerned. This is why they are classified as having the highest priority when it comes to US Permanent Residency. This article explores how owners and directors of foreign businesses may take advantage of this preference to secure a Green Card
Not a day goes by where you don’t hear about immigration on the news. Be it talk radio, television or print, immigration is a hot topic. Most recently, you may have heard that the Dream Act was shot down. While pundits suggest that this is a bell-weather for no legislative immigration “relief” in the near future, keep the following in mind: there is no substitute for hard-work and credibility; there is no substitute for knowing the law. This goes for you and your lawyer.
USA is a major credit orientated society so establishing credit here is one of the most important tasks you will undertake. Without a credit history you will find yourself not being able to buy some of the bigger items/purchases you require on credit. Every Newbie will have a different tale to tell after they have finally reached that elusive goal of having a credit score.
No matter how well you can picture your dream American house and communicate that idea to a Realtor, (that’s real estate agent to you and me) the house you finally fall in love with, may have little resemblance to the picture you started out with in your head. But you have to begin somewhere, and a detailed wish list is a great start.