Posts By: Nadine Yavru-Sakuk

To Marry or Not to Marry, That is the Question – The Fiancé Visa (K-1) or Spousal Visa (K-3)

You are a U.S. citizen happily in love with your fiancé who lives abroad.  Wedding bells are ringing in your ear and you are dreaming of starting your life together – in the United States.  You plan a wedding in the United States, your fiancé’s visitor visa (B2 visa) is obtained, invitations sent, family’s plane tickets are purchased for the… Read more »

I-9 COMPLIANCE – WHAT IS IT? The Basics -WHAT EVERY U.S. BUSINESS OWNER NEEDS TO KNOW

I-9 Compliance and E-Verify U.S. laws require that all employers verify that its employees are legally able to work in the United States.  Towards that end, all employers are required to complete I-9 verifications on its employees.  With penalties for improper I-9 verification reaching 3,500 for the first offense and $16,000 for the third offense… Read more »

THE BASICS : EMPLOYMENT BASED VISAS

In continuing our basics series, this entry concerns those possessing higher levels of expertise in a field.  These visas cover a wide range of specialties and therefore, you should discuss your particular situation with immigration counsel.  You’d be surprised what would successfully work under these categories.  If you have questions, please ask!  We are always open… Read more »

DOMA : CLARIFICATIONS BY JANET NAPOLITANO

DHS Issues FAQ on Supreme Court’s DOMA Ruling On July 1, 2013, Secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, issued an FAQ in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on June 26, 2013, in the case of United States v. Windsor, which struck down the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) as unconstitutional.  That law had… Read more »

THE BASICS : INVESTOR VISAS

In continuing our basics series, below is a list of visas relevant to those investing in the United States.  As I mentioned in my previous post, these are very generalized descriptions and, therefore should be approached accordingly.   Any of you who have immigration questions should consult immigration counsel.  As always, we are here to answer any… Read more »

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