Update Regarding International Travel

June 17, 2021

  Update Regarding International Travel            As the United States moves closer to lifting the travel ban and with many individuals hoping to begin traveling in and out of the country, it is crucial to remain up-to-date with the newest policies and regulations regarding visas. Staying informed about this ever-changing information…

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The American Dream: Die Green Card Lotterie hat wieder begonnen

October 3, 2013

(c) Das Diversity Visa 2015 Programm, besser bekannt als „Green Card Lotterie“, wurde für das Jahr 2015 am 1. Oktober 2013 um 12.00 Uhr (GMT -4) eingeleitet. Bewerbungen können ausschließlich online bis zum 2. November 2013 um 12 Uhr (GMT -4) erfolgen. Die Bewerbung ist kostenlos, es fallen allerdings im Bewilligungsprozess Kosten in Höhe…

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U.S. House of Representatives passes immigration reform: STEM Jobs Act

November 30, 2012

(c) photo: Today, the House approved the first post-election effort to reform U.S. immigration policy. The so-called STEM Jobs Act eliminates the diversity visa program (“Green Card Lottery”) and reallocates up to 55,000 new green cards to graduates of American universities in science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM” fields).  The bill was approved by…

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Tattoo Checks & Visas

July 30, 2012

A young man from Colorado flew to his home country Mexico for an interview because of his application for U.S. permanent residency. Seven months later he couldn’t remigrate to the United States. His visa was denied because of several tattoos on his body. Some of the tattoos are associated with dangerous Mexican gangs. He loves…

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Das EB-5 Visum gewinnt Bedeutung

April 30, 2012

Das EB-5 Visum des Department of Homeland Security der USA erfreut sich neuerdings wieder größerer Beliebtheit. Das Visum, das 1990 vom Kongress entwickelt worden war um die Wirtschaft anzukurbeln, hat mit dem Absturz der US-amerikanischen Banken eine neue Bedeutung erlangt. Das EB-5 Visum für ausländische Investoren ist ein US-Visum, das unter dem Immigration Act von…

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International Trade and Business Symposium in Charlotte on March 22, 2012

March 13, 2012

The Managing Partner of the BridgehouseLaw Charlotte office Reinhard von Hennigs, will be presenting on employment-based immigration and visas & green cards for foreign investors on March 22, 2012, at the International Trade and Business Symposium in Charlotte, NC. The symposium will address business development topics for foreign businesses coming to the USA and for…

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DV-2013 Immigrant Visa Program

October 25, 2011

The DV-2013 Immigrant Visa Program, commonly known as the “Green Card Lottery,” started on October 4, 2011 for the fiscal year 2013. Under this program 50,000 green cards are made available to persons from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States who meet the simple, but strict, eligibility requirements. If you…

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Computer Glitch Causes Redo for Green Card Lottery

May 16, 2011

The U.S. Department of State recently issued an important notice regarding the 2012 Diversity Lottery Program: Due to a computer programming error, the results of the 2012 Diversity Lottery that were previously posted on the State Department website have been voided. U.S. law requires a fair, random selection of entrants. According to the ABA Journal,…

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How to get an EB-5 visa for the United States

January 18, 2011

If you want to apply for an EB-5 visa you have to fulfill three basic requirements: Establishment of a business in the US The establishment of a business in the US can either be the establishment of a new business or investing in an established business for expending this business. For investing in an established…

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Voraussetzungen für die Erlangung eines EB 5 Visums in den USA

January 18, 2011

Das EB 5 Visum ist ein Visum für ausländische Investoren, das im Jahr 1990 eingeführt wurde. Um ein solches Visum zu erlangen, müssen folgende Voraussetzungen erfüllt werden: Gründung eines Geschäftes in den USA Die Gründung eines Geschäftsbetriebs in den USA kann sowohl die Gründung eines neuen Geschäfts als auch die Erweiterung eines schon bestehenden Geschäfts…

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