Visas and US Residency

Digital Nomads: Italy launches Visa for Remote Workers

Italy has just joined Portugal, Spain, Croatia and several other European countries that have launched a specific visa for remote workers, the so-called digital nomads. In the case of Belpaese, the new migratory modality has just come into force, after being published by the government last week. This visa is dedicated to foreigners who do […]

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Debate on Immigration in the USA: American judge blocks application of Texas law that allows detention of migrants

The topic of immigration in the United States is a subject that permeates the daily conversations of ordinary Americans, gaining even more prominence in election years, such as the current one. This debate was recently intensified with a court decision that temporarily blocked a law in Texas, sparking discussions about the limits of state authority

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Brazilians who intend to travel through Mexico’s international airports must have a Mexican visa

From October 22, 2023, Brazilian citizens and other nationalities who intend to travel in transit through Mexico’s international airports must have a Mexican visa to be allowed to board any flight to Mexico. Foreigners traveling to Mexican territory carrying one of the following documents will not need a Mexican visa: a) People holding a passport

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US Citizens and other Visa Free Nationals will need ETIAS to enter European Schengen Countries in 2024

Beginning January 2024, electronic travel authorization from the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) will be required for all passport holders from countries[1] who are exempt from visitor visa requirements to enter the European Union and Schengen Area[2] (maximum periods of 90 days in a period of 180 days), such as US Citizens. Only

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How to immigrate to the United States without needing a job offer

Louanni RibeiroVictor Braga The vast majority of applications for permanent residence in the United States, the famous Green Cards, are conditioned on the existence of a person or a company that offers employment to the permanent residence applicant. This means that professionals who intend to reside in the United States generally need a family or

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Dependent spouses of individuals transferred with L1 work visas receive automatic work authorization granted by the CBP upon their entry to the United States

Victor BragaLouanni Ribeiro After the pandemic, the American immigration system found itself in a scenario of significant delays in the adjudication and issuance of work authorizations for spouses holding L2 status (dependents of beneficiaries of the L1 work visa). In this regard, in March 2022, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) took a significant

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Explaining Visa Retrogression and How it is Currently Affecting EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) Processing

Employment-based visa processing is comprised of two general phases: (1) the merit-based phase where the petitioning employer (if applicable), foreign national, and proposed employment endeavor is analyzed for qualification based on the statutory criteria for applicable employment-based visa criteria; and (2) the consular processing (outside U.S.)/adjustment of status (inside U.S.) phase where beneficiaries apply for

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Brazil will request Visitor Visa for U.S., Canada, Japan and Australia Citizens

On May 2nd, the Brazilian Government has officially published on its Official Gazzette that from October 1st, 2023, passport holders from the United States, Canada, Japan and Australia will need a visitor visa to enter in Brazil on visitor purposes (tourism or business). In 2019, the visa exemption entered into force in a decision of

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