Increasing Intensity in Investor Visa Evaluations

In July 2019 the Government Accountability Office published Actions Needed to Improve E-2 Visa Adjudication and Fraud Coordination. Since then, consular officers in Toronto have been asking some E-2 Non-immigrant Investor Visa applicants for additional evidence following their visa interview. Read More

Simple Planning for Canadians seeking admission to the US as visitors

Unlike citizens of most other countries, Canadians are not required to obtain a visa before applying for admission to the U.S. as visitors (8 CFR 212.1(a)). Instead, Canadians may apply for admission to the US as a visitor by proceeding to a US port of entry and presenting themselves for inspection. To be classified as… Read More

What does the rule prohibiting “evidence of… immigration status” mean?

The Washington State Supreme Court recently ordered the creation of a new rule of evidence to become effective on September 1, 2018. Generally, in both civil and criminal cases “evidence of a party’s or a witness’s immigration status shall not be admissible.” In civil and criminal cases there is an exception when “immigration status is an essential… Read More