As a response to the COVID 19 pandemic, US Citizenship and Immigration Services has suspended all interviews, biometrics and in person meetings until further notice.
If you have been, or were, scheduled for an in-person appearance at USCIS, We recommend you monitor USCIS’ website at www.uscis.gov over the coming weeks to receive updates on the agency’s response to COVID 19.
Concerned about your current Visa Status? Extension of Status and/or Change of Status may be necessary. It may be possible to extend current status or change to a different Visa status. Contact us if you would like to discuss further.
We are here to help. Based on the current California Stay at Home requirement, Our Office hours will likely be affected. However, we still remain available to provide legal support in these trying times.
If you need to contact us, please email your case manager directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Darren Silver Associates, LLP is a full service Immigration Law Firm that has represented EB-5 Investors, E-2 Visa Franchises from H1b, O-1 Entertainment , Visa Extensions, Family and Marriage, L-1 multi-national corporations for over 20 years.
About Darren Silver & Associates, LLP
Darren Silver & Associates, LLP is a dedicated and full service Immigration Law Firm that has represented EB-5 Investors, Entertainers, Businesses, individuals, families and multi-national corporations for over 20 years.
The Immigration Lawyers of Darren Silver & Associates, LLP are highly recognized in the immigration field:
Mr. Silver has been selected to Top 25 Immigration Attorneys, Eb5 investors magazine, selected to Super Lawyers, Rated 10/10 by AVVO and has been included in the Beverly Hills Bar Association, Order of Distinguished Attorneys.
Mr. Sanchez has been selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars and is Certified by State Bar of California as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law.
Our firm’s attorneys have extensive knowledge within the area of immigration law including the EB-5 Investment Visa Program, Entertainment Visas and Green Cards, Family-Based Immigration matters, Employment-Based Immigration, Working Visas, Removal/Deportation Defense, Non-Immigrant Visas, Green Cards and Citizenship.
We strive to provide outstanding legal advice and representation to all our clients. We understand that all cases are unique and we focus on providing creative, effective solutions to help our clients achieve their goals.
The Law Firm takes pride in its integrity, honesty, hard work and its ability to find solutions to complex issues. We constantly update our knowledge base with only the most updated and relevant Immigration Laws and changes. Our Firm utilizes a sophisticated online case preparation program that allows for state of the art case proceeding, filing and client updating.
Our Attorneys are licensed to practice Immigration Law in all 50 States. The Firm provides assistance in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Urdu.
Darren Silver & Associates, LLP has extensive knowledge in Entertainment Immigration O-1 visa, P-1 visa : Available to Artists, Entertainers, Actors, persons with an extraordinary ability in the Arts, or extraordinary achievement in Film, Motion picture or the Television industry.
Our location at the epicenter of the world’s entertainment industry offers us unique insight on strategies for winning artist and entertainer visas for our clients. We have successfully assisted musicians, chefs, fine artists, producers and actors, among others, in obtaining O and P visas. Our team can guide you through your questions regarding your eligibility, provide detailed guidance in gathering evidence to build a successful case, as well as assist you in long-term planning to build and leverage your success towards the Extraordinary Ability green card. Our attorneys will work directly with you to manage the immigration process from start to finish, to answer any questions that arise along the way, and to use our expertise gained through decades of experience to help you achieve your immigration goals.
The E-2 Treaty Investor is a nonimmigrant visa, there are pathways for obtaining a green card available for both the investor and their spouse.
USCIS provided guidance on extending and changing status during COVID-19. Because many countries have travel restrictions in place, it is likely that H1B laid-off employees cannot return to their home countries during the 60-day grace period. During those 60 days, laid-off H-1B employees can apply for a change of status or an extension of status. If you are a national of an E-2 eligible country, the E-2 visa may be one option to stay in the United States and to build your own business.
What is the E-2 Visa?
The E-2 visa is available to nationals from certain “treaty countries”; a full list of treaty countries can be found on the Department of States’ Website. The visa is essentially for foreign investors looking to start a business in the United States; the visa has traditionally been popular amongst startup founders and small business owners. The visa requires the investor to invest a “substantial amount” of capital and the business operations must produce more than a “marginal” income; this means that the E-2 enterprise must create jobs for U.S. workers. Unlike the EB-5 visa, there is not minimum number of jobs that must be created for each investment.
What if I am not from a “Treaty Country”?
There are some notable absences in the list of E-2 treaty countries, including China, South Africa, Venezuela, India, and Vietnam. However, our office is working in conjunction with immigration professional throughout the world to provide innovative solution for nationals of countries that are not E-2 eligible.
The Darren Silver & Associates team is proud to announce that we now work with professionals in Turkey and Grenada to provide a relatively swift path to Turkish citizenship, which in turn can lead to an E-2 visa.
What about my Spouse & Children?
Your spouse and children under the age of 21 can accompany you to the United States; only the primary investor is required to have citizenship in an E-2 eligible country. Furthermore, your spouse can receive Employment Authorization and legally work in the United States at the job of their choosing. Your child is free to attend school without adjusting their status.
Franchise Options: If you are an individual looking to purchase an existing business or franchise, then our team can provide options for you as well. Our team works closely with reputable companies that will find, vet, and perform a due diligence analysis on potential E-2 businesses.
Darren Silver & Associates, LLP is your premiere Resource for EB-5 Visa processing. We assist Regional Centers that are in need of guidance and solutions. We regularly represent business owners or entrepreneurs interested in investing into their own business. We also help foreign national investors that are looking for assistance with their investment into a Regional Center Project. Our Firm has excellent relationships with the most respected certified Regional Centers in the country and pass this experience on to our clients. Our Attorneys have experience with investment source of funds from all corners of the Globe and understand the unique issues that are presented to investors from each Country.
Business Immigration Solutions: Work Visas and Green Cards for Your Foreign National Employees
We help corporations across many industries obtain H-1B, L-1/L-1 Blanket, E-1/E-2, E-3, TN, O-1, P-1, H-3, J-1, R-1, and other non-immigrant visas. We also help corporations obtain employment-based green cards for their foreign national employees through PERMs (Labor Certification) and I-140 petitions in the EB-1, EB-2, or EB-3 categories. We take pride in meticulously preparing our EB-1A (self-petition for individuals of Extraordinary Ability), EB-1B (Outstanding Professor or Researcher), and EB-1C (Multi-National Manager) petitions. Whether it is your company’s first H-1B or 100th PERM, we possess the skills, experience, and vigor to put together the best immigration strategy for your growing workforce and we keep you updated throughout the convoluted U.S. immigration process so you and your employees can rest easy. We provide business immigration solutions for corporations within the finance (investment, accounting, value-added tax VAT), information technology (Data Science, Cloud Monitoring, AI Artificial Intelligence), hospitality , entertainment (artists and entertainers, fashion), medical institutions (hospitals, veterinarian clinics), manufacturing (paint, garment, medical), among other industries. Contact us today and let us guide you through the immigration process and carve out the best immigration strategy for your company.