Firm Update – COVID-19

Pacific Northwest Cross Border Law remains fully operational. I have access to files, and the continued capacity to correspond by e-mail, telephone, fax, and traditional mail. Most of my firm’s operations have shifted to a temporary home office, a five-minute commute from the firm’s commercial space. Many US immigration agencies have closed their offices, however,… Read More

E Visa Power Rankings

The existence of a treaty is the first requirement for obtaining an E visa. Below are the power rankings for E visa treaty countries based on duration of visa validity. The rankings are organized along the ROYGBV scale as follows: 60-month validity 48-month validity 24 to 36-month validity 12-month validity Less than 12-month validity 0-month validity (but still… Read More

The Beauty of Treaty Trader and Treaty Investor Visas

A Treaty Trader (E-1) or Treaty Investor (E-2) visa is available to any national of a country that has a treaty of commerce and navigation with the United States, and seeks to enter the United States solely to: E-1 – carry on substantial trade, including trade in services or trade in technology, principally between the… Read More