Updated on 06.05.2024

Visa question of the month - Residence status of spouses when changing the US visa

Your question: An employee is in the USA on an E-2 visa. Her husband has an E-2 "spouse" visa and a parallel EAD with which he works. Since our company no longer has an E registration, an L blanket…

Updated on 02.04.2024

Visa question of the month - Influence of Global Entry on the duration of residence status

Your question: An employee recently received a new E-2 visa, issued for 5 more years. After reviewing her I-94 entry form, she noticed that she was only given status for 2 weeks. The date is the end…

Updated on 12.03.2024

Visa question of the month - I-94 annotation for spouses missing

Your question: Our manager's spouse wants to work in the US and we have heard that an annotation is automatically made on the I-94 form. Unfortunately, we could not find it. Can she still work in the…

Updated on 17.07.2023

Visa question of the month - Is the visa fee refundable?

Your question: I have arranged a consular appointment for our employee and paid the visa fee. Now the employee is not due to travel to the USA until later. Will the visa fee be refunded?

Updated on 20.05.2023

Visa question of the month - Multiple employers allowed in the US?

Your question: I will be working in the USA for my current employer's subsidiary on an L-1 visa. Can I also work for other US employers with the L-1 visa?

Updated on 16.02.2023

Visa question of the month - When must the visa extension be arranged?

Your question: I have a valid US visa. How far in advance of the expiration date can I renew the same visa? Is it different from the initial application?

Updated on 31.01.2023

Visa question of the month - Derived visa for adopted children?

YOUR QUESTION: We are applying for an L-1 visa for our employee. He is accompanied to the USA by his wife and three children. One of the employee's children is their common child (8 years old…

Updated on 09.12.2022

Visa question of the month - Passport Upload when applying for ESTA

Your question: For an end-of-year meeting of our group of companies, we wanted to apply for an ESTA authorization for our managing director. Apparently, recently you have to upload a photo of the…

Updated on 04.11.2022

Visa question of the month - Name change in EAD

YOUR QUESTION: We have applied for an L-1 visa for an employee of our company. The wife has obtained an L-2 visa and on the basis of this obtained a General Work Permit in the USA. Now the lady has…

Updated on 29.09.2022

Visa question of the month - visa expires during stay in USA

Your question: Our employee has noticed that his visa is expiring while he is with our subsidiary in the US. His I-94, on the other hand, is still valid for longer. Is this a problem?

Updated on 13.09.2022

Visa Question of the Month - Changes to existing US visas after change of ownership?

Your question: Our group of companies was bought out. What happens now with the existing L-blanket visas of our employees? Will the visas lose their validity and have to be reissued?

Updated on 28.06.2022

Visa Question of the Month - Significant Changes in E-2 Registration

Your question: Due to restructuring measures within our group of companies (German GmbH), our US location has recently been operating not only under a new name, but now also has a different legal…

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