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Must a Grenadian citizen that is applying for an E-2 Treaty Trader visa have a residence in Grenada?

Must a Grenadian citizen that is applying for an E-2 Treaty Trader visa have a residence in Grenada?

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 22, 2019

There is no law or regulation that requires an E-2 Treaty Trader visa applicant to have "residence" in the country of citizenship. We have represented many E-2 investors who do not live or maintain a residence or a resident address in the qualifying treaty country.

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Latest EB-5 Wait Times and Visa Bulletin Projections

Latest EB-5 Wait Times and Visa Bulletin Projections

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 17, 2019

Charles Oppenheim, Chief of the U.S. Department of State (DOS) Visa Control and Reporting Division provided important updates at the Invest in the USA (IIUSA) 2019 EB-5 Advocacy Conference. The annual event was held in Washington, D.C. on May 6, 2019.

As noted by Oppenheim, EB-5 visas remain in very high demand by investors from Mainland China, Vietnam, and India.

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Announcement: Participants of Large Scale U.S. Marriage Fraud Scheme Indicted

Announcement: Participants of Large Scale U.S. Marriage Fraud Scheme Indicted

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 15, 2019

According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a total of 96 individuals were involved in suspected criminal enterprise designed to create sham marriages between individuals in Texas and Vietnam. The scheme allegedly led by Ashley Yen Nguyen, also known as Duyen of Houston purported the following:

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Announcement: U.S. State Department Enacts New Rules on Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Requests

Announcement: U.S. State Department Enacts New Rules on Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Requests

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 10, 2019

As of May 6, 2019, the U.S. Department of State's (DOS) new rules went into effect concerning consular officers recommending a waiver if a nonimmigrant visa applicant is ineligible under Section 212(d)(3)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Under the new rule, consular officers will be required to refer waiver requests under limited circumstances.

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Extending Your American Visa. Is it Possible?

Extending Your American Visa. Is it Possible?

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 8, 2019

American visa validity depends on a person's nationality. For example, Vietnamese citizens are given a maximum of a one-year multiple-entry visa. Other neighboring countries such as the Philippines and Thailand are eligible for a maximum of 10 years multiple-entry visas while Cambodian citizens receive up to three-months double entry validity. ...

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EB-5 Modernization Regulation Pending Review At The Office Of Management And Budget

EB-5 Modernization Regulation Pending Review At The Office Of Management And Budget

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 6, 2019

On April 8, 2019, USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna sent a letter to Senator Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Leahy (D-VT) regarding the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Modernization Rule (RIN 1615-AC07). Among other things, Director Cissna indicated in the letter that "DHS is dedicated to ensuring expeditious implementation of the rule, if and when it is finalized" and noted that ..

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What medical conditions would cause you to be denied an immigrant visa?

What medical conditions would cause you to be denied an immigrant visa?

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 3, 2019

This is a common question we are asked. This Part 1 of a series discusses what medical conditions might cause a person to be denied an immigrant visa.

The United States Immigration and Naturalization Act (the "Act"), Section 212(a)(1) prescribes two classes of conditions which would render a person

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What are some of the questions that the consular officer might ask during a tourist visa interview?

What are some of the questions that the consular officer might ask during a tourist visa interview?

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • May 2, 2019

While the consular officer has the authority to ask a very broad range of questions, here is a list of 20 possible questions that may come up.

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What Kind of U.S. Visa Do I Need to Study In The USA?

What Kind of U.S. Visa Do I Need to Study In The USA?

  • Enterline and Partners Consulting
  • April 25, 2019

Students wishing to study in the USA are able eligible for three different U.S. visas: F-1 Student Visa, M-1 Vocational Visa, J-1 Student Exchange Visa.

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