Ep. 48 What is the Visa Bulletin and How to Use it?

  • Visa Bulletin provides valuable information on the immigrant visa number’s availability; both the family and employment side.
  • It has priority dates and cut-off dates.
  • The State Department publishes a monthly waiting list based on the applicant’s priority dates.

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Jacob: Hello everybody, welcome to Ask an Immigration Lawyer. You ask, we answer, simple. This is your host, Jacob Sapochnick.

I’ve been getting a lot of emails and inquiries about the Visa Bulletin. People ask me questions what it is and how does it work. Read more

Ep. 47 What Is The Difference Between The L and E Visas

  • L visa is a known immigrant visa.
  • L status visa holders can file for green cards without losing their L status.
  • L visas can bring their family members. They can come on L2 visa.
  • It allows the primary holder of the visa to bring employees to US who are working for the same company abroad.
  • e-Visa is based on a treaty trade or treaty investment.
  • e-Visa requires a substantial investment.
  • e-Visa holder cannot apply for a permanent residency green card while L1 visa holders can.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody, this is Jacob Sapochnick. Ask an Immigration Lawyer. You ask, we answer, simple.
Today we continue with our L1A visa series and I got a bunch of good questions about the benefits of the L1A visa and how it differs from the e-Visa, the investor visa. Read more

Ep. 46 What is an L1A Visa?

  • It’s a non-immigrant visa. Only employees who’s been working for at least a year in the last three years in the company is qualified.
  • US Company must be a parent company or even a sister company of the foreign company.
  • Great for small companies or startup companies.
  • It can also be used by large/multinational companies.

Raw Transcript:

Jacob: Hello everybody, welcome to Ask an Immigration Lawyer. You ask, we answer, simple. This is your host, Jacob Sapochnick based in San Diego. We have some good questions today from our Facebook page. Today we are focusing on the L1A visa, and we have Josh from Texas who is asking what is an L1 visa and is this the most common way for somebody from overseas to open a branch office of the company abroad? Read more