Portugal Real Estate

Where to buy a home in Europe: Does any place have it all?

This is the second post in Harris Sliwoski’s online series where Shannon Brandao will guide you through the practical, legal and personal considerations of purchasing a home in Europe. See the first post here: Where can YOU buy a home in Europe? Well, that depends . . . In the first post of this series,

Two individuals reviewing documents in a meeting with an inspirational message overlay: "conquer your fears and ace the exam.

United States Naturalization Interview Civics Test: How to Conquer Your Fears and Ace the Exam

The Naturalization Interview Civics Test As an immigration attorney, I’ve witnessed countless clients embark on the long and enriching journey towards U.S. citizenship. From wide-eyed F-1 students to seasoned professionals and jet setting executives, their paths are as diverse as their countries of origin. Yet, there’s one hurdle that consistently throws a curveball – the

Buying a House in Europe Lawyer

Where can YOU buy a home in Europe? Well, that depends . . .

This is the first in a new series where our Portugal-based attorney, Shannon Brandao, will guide you through the practical, legal, and personal considerations of purchasing a home in Europe. More and more Americans are thinking about moving to Europe. Though the number that pack up and ultimately move is still relatively small, it’s quickly

United States visas for people from china. New strategies.

The L-1A Visa: A Pathway to the United States for Chinese Entrepreneurs

The L-1A Visa: A Pathway to the U.S. for Chinese Entrepreneurs Our law firm’s immigration lawyers have been seeing a big uptick in wealthy Chinese business owners seeking to leave China for the United States. For the many wealthy Chinese families that choose the United States, migration is spurred not just by the allure of

The Difference Between B-1 and H-1B Visas

$9.9 Million Settlement: An Expensive Lesson in B-1 Visa Limitations

Introduction In a recent development, L&T Technology Services (LTTS), an India-based company with U.S. offices, has agreed to pay over $9.9 million to settle allegations of visa fraud. The company was accused by the U.S. Department of Justice of underpaying visa fees by acquiring cheaper B-1 visas instead of the more expensive H-1B visas, which

Harris Sliwoski’s Immigration Litigation Team Successfully Resolves Federal Court Case Against U.S. Government

We’re thrilled to share that we recently achieved a favorable settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the district of Alaska in an Administrative Procedure Act (APA) claim against the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for one of my law firm’s employment-based immigration clients. USCIS had

H-1B visa timeline announced

BREAKING NEWS: Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B Registration Window Opens March 1

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that the window for U.S. employers to submit online registrations for the Fiscal Year 2024 H-1B quota will open at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, and close at 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time on Friday, March 17, 2023. USCIS Registration

Investment Visa United States

Increased Interest in U.S. Investment-Based Visas Comes as No Surprise.

U.S. Immigrant Investor visa category or “EB-5” Our United States immigration lawyers are seeing increased interest in Investment-based visas and that should come as no surprise. Interest in US business and investment based immigration continues to grow, including the U.S. Immigrant Investor visa category or “EB-5” (at 8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(5)). The reason for this is

U.S. Visa information

Seattle Kraken Player Misses Beginning of NHL Season with Visa Problems

Immigration Troubles For the NHL’s Seattle Kraken Seattle Kraken right wing Daniel Sprong had to miss the Kraken’s National Hockey League season opener last week against the Anaheim Ducks due to immigration troubles. The Kraken went on to lose against the Ducks in overtime after dropping a two-goal lead. Sprong also ended up missing the

United States Visas

H-1B Visas: Adjusting Status To Permanent Residence

Navigating the Path from H-1B to Permanent Residency in the U.S. Introduction to H-1B and Permanent Residency We represent large and small companies in securing both temporary and permanent employment-based work visas. There is an alphabet soup of work visas, but the most common of the temporary visas is the H-1B Specialty Occupation visa. The