What can I do if I cannot leave before my tourist status expires?

The Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis and subsequent travel bans in the US and abroad, they have made it very difficult for tourists to return to their country of origin before the expiration date of their tourist status. Alternatively, some tourists would prefer to stay in the U.S. to wait for the crisis to pass, since the crisis is currently worse in its country of origin. As a result, questions...

What if I can’t leave the US to renew my E-2 status?

The various travel bans and the consequent cancellation of flights have made it virtually impossible to travel back and forth with an E-2 visa. Since E-2 visa holders renew their status by leaving and returning to the United States for a new period of E-2 status, interruption of international travel interferes with the ability of E-2 visa holders to renew your status in the United States. The...

Adjustment of Status for Persons Who Entered the United States Under the Visa Waiver Program

This week we have very good news. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) has finally issued a guide for the adjudication of Adjustment of Status applications (obtaining the green card) filed by people who entered the US under the Visa Waiver program. Until now, the different USCIS offices in the US have been inconsistent in adjudicating these types of applications. For...

K Visas: A Reunification Alternative for Boyfriends and Spouses of American Citizens

One of the fundamental precepts, on which US immigration laws are based, is definitely family unification . In this context, the K visa has been created, which is considered a hybrid visa since, even though they are included in the group of non-immigrant visas, they can facilitate the admission of some immigrants to the United States. Once the K visa is approved, the boyfriend or girlfriend...

The E-2 Visa: An Opportunity For Some Foreign Investors

The US government maintains certain international treaties with various countries around the world. The E-2 non-immigrant visa allows citizens of those beneficiary countries, with which there are trade and navigation treaties, to be admitted to the United States in order to invest a substantial amount of capital in an American company. In addition, the E-2 visa also allows your relatives and...

New PUMA law that affects health coverage rights.

For non-EU citizens: the health coverage rights for adult dependents only apply after 3 months of continuous residence in France. Minors continue to be entitled to medical coverage upon arrival in France. This new law was implemented with the objective of guaranteeing independent health coverage statutes for dependent and non-dependent citizens. For EU citizens: Health coverage rights for...