videoHow to Set Up Business in the USA
Here, we explain the basics of setting up a company, such as the difference between a “corporation” and a “limited liability company.” It also discusses why a “Delaware” “corporation” is not necessarily the best solution for your USA company.

videoDEUTSCH: Leben und Arbeiten in den USA (Living and Working in the USA in German)
Dieses Video erklärt Ihnen einige der wichtigen Unterschiede zwischen Deutschland und den USA, beispielsweise wie wichtig es ist, eine Sozialversicherungs-Nummer und einen Führerschein zu haben.

videoDEUTSCH: Übersicht Geschäfts- und Arbeitsvisa in den USA (General Overview of Business/Employment Visas in German)
Dieses Video erklärt Ihnen die Hauptvarianten der USA-Arbeitsvisa.

videoFree General Overview of Business/Employment Visas
This video explains the most common work visas in the USA.

videoWork Authorization for your Husband or Wife
Only the spouses of specific visa holders can obtain employment authorization in the USA. What are the options? How can your spouse find a job once he/she has employment authorization?

videoUSCIS Interview, your interview at an office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
These interviews most often involve permanent residency matters, such as the I-485 Adjustment of Status and the I-130 marriage-based immigrant petition.

videoImmigration Options for Victims of Violence at the hands of Abusive U.S. Citizens and Permanent Resident Family Members.
Options for Victims of Domestic Violence. This video is especially for immigration attorneys.

videoIf you are arrested: Mandatory Detention, Release and Bond
This video describes what happens when a foreign person is arrested and detained, and how he or she can be released. This video will assist immigration attorneys seeking clarification on the law and some of its technical provisions, as well as affected persons seeking a basic understanding of this complex area of law. This is a very complicated area of immigration law.

videoHow to Obtain a Driver’s License as a Foreigner
Because of the REAL ID law, obtaining a driver’s license for foreigners has become quite complicated. This video explains how to do it and how to avoid problems with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

videoSchengen Visa to visit and work in Europe
Particularly in international companies, you may have to send Employees to Europe for business trips or short work assignments. This is more complicated if the Employees are from countries that require a visa to enter Europe.

videoHow to Obtain a Social Security Number as a Foreigner
Here, we explain how to obtain a Social Security Number and what some of the issues are. For example, because of the involvement of the Department of Homeland Security to verify employment eligibility, you have to wait several weeks to receive the number. Especially if you are on an E-Visa, the Social Security Administration may have problems verifying your status in the USA.

videoHow to keep your Green Card once you have it
Here we explain what steps you must take to keep your green card, the intent to reside in the USA. At a minimum, you must file tax returns every year and enter the USA from time to time.

The E-1 (Treaty Trader) and E-2 (Treaty Investor) are for citizens of countries that have a specific treaty in place with the USA, and thus enjoy a simplified visa application process. To qualify, the business must do substantial international trade with the home country (E-1), or a “substantial” investment has been made in the USA (E-2).

videoEntering the USA
This video explains how to avoid problems when you arrive in the USA. You should look like the person that your visa says you are. For example, someone entering with 12 large suitcases as a Tourist does not look like a tourist to the immigration officers.

videoThe EB-5 Investor Visa
This video explains the requirements for an EB-5 investor visa, which leads directly to the “Green Card” based on an investment of $500,000 or $1 million in the USA.

videoDEUTSCH: E-2-Visa (E-Visas in German)
Die E-1 (Treaty Trader) und E-2 (Treaty Investor) Visa sind für Staatsangehörige von Ländern, die ein diesbezügliches Abkommen mit den USA geschlossen haben. Es verlangt entweder erheblichen internationalen Handel mit dem Heimatland, oder eine erhebliche Investition in den USA.

videoDEUTSCH: L-1-Visa (L-Visas in German)
Das L-1A-Visum (für Manager) und das L-1B-Visum (für Spezialisten) sind für Angestellte, die von einem verbundenen, Mutter- oder Tochterunternehmen in die USA entsandt werden.

videoDEUTSCH: Visumsinterview beim US-Konsulat (Visa Interview at a USA Consulate in German)
Dieses Video erklärt Ihnen, wie Sie Sich auf den Visumstermin vorbereiten, welche Unterlagen Sie mitnehmen, und wie Sie die Fragen der Konsulatsbeamten beantworten.

videoESPANOL: Introducción general sobre visas profesionales y de negocios (visas H-1B, L, E).
Introducción general sobre visas profesionales y de negocios (visas H-1B, L, E). [General Overview of Business/Employment Visas in Spanish].

videoESPANOL: Bienvenido a la Introducción de Vida y Trabajo en los Estados Unidos (EEUU) de América.
Bienvenido a la Introducción de Vida y Trabajo en los Estados Unidos (EEUU) de América. [Living and Working in the USA in Spanish].

videoESPANOL: Entrevista en la Embajada para visa de no-inmigrante (Interview at a USA Consulate in Spanish)
En este video hablaremos sobre cómo prepararnos en la entrevista para la visa temporaria en la Embajada o Consulado de los Estados Unidos en su país.

videoESPANOL: Entrevista con la USCIS (USCIS Interview, your interview at an office of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in Spanish)
El video explicará el proceso de entrevista en la USCIS, United States Citizen and Immigration Services, el Servicio de Inmigraciones y Ciudadanía de los Estados Unidos. Generalmente está relacionado a la petición I-485, ajuste de estado, también conocido como entrevista para la "Green Card" o tarjeta verde. También puede estar relacionado a una petición I-130, residencia basada en el matrimonio.

videoESPANOL: Ciudadanía de los EE.UU. (USA Citizenship Process in Spanish)
Este video explicará el proceso para hacerse ciudadano de los Estados Unidos.

videoESPANOL: Permanencia En Los Estados Unidos Más Alla De Lo Permitido Por Su Estado
Todas las personas que entran a los Estados Unidos deben ser inspeccionadas por un oficial de inmigración en la frontera o en el aeropuerto. Cuando usted entra a los Estados Unidos, usted llenará la tarjeta blanca I-94, la cual será marcada y estampada por un oficial de inmigración. La tarjeta I-94 es el documento que determina su estado (“status” en inglés) de inmigración en los Estados Unidos. Este video explica los problemas si usted se queda más allá de lo permitido por su estado.

videoESPANOL: News in Spanish
Noticias. Situación actual de la Ley de Inmigración. Este video le explica la situación actual de la Ley de Inmigración en castellano.

videoESPANOL: Extranjeros fuera de los EE.UU.
Extranjeros fuera de los EE.UU. Este video le explica soluciones para extranjeros que quieren una visa o la Green Card para los EE.UU.

bullet Alternatives to the H-1B Visa
bullet Welcome To America!
bullet Solution to Your Seasonal Staffing Needs
bullet What Is PERM?
bullet Recent Changes in the Visa Process

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