Student visa holders always had a right to apply for a work permit if experiencing exceptional and serious economic difficulties due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control. Examples of circumstances include, but are not limited to:
Unexpected changes in the financial condition of your financial sponsor;
Other significant and unexpected expenses; or
Significant fluctuations in the value of the currency or exchange rate.
If the request for a work permit is approved, student can work…
We remind our clients that we also offer such legal services as preparing Medical Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, and Guardianship paperwork. Having such documents on hand will protect you and your loved ones from unexpected and will help you establish your objectives relating to your health, property, and assets. Finally, they will give you piece of mind that your wishes shall be implemented as planned under any circumstances.
We stay fully operable during these times, and you can still schedule any consultations by Skype, What’sUp or phone.
National Capital Legal Services, Inc. wants to remind all our clients that our practice is not focused only on Immigration Law. We provide broad legal services in several other areas of the law including:
* Bankruptcy (individual & business) * Breach of Contract
* Divorce & Custody * Company Formation & Dissolutions
* Prenuptial Agreements * Landlord/Tenant Rights
* Wills & Trusts * Notary…
The US Department of State has new directives relating to foreign nationals already issued US immigrant visas but cannot travel to the US, because of the coronavirus travel restrictions affecting citizens of many countries. Typically, US immigrant visas issued by the consulates or embassies are valid for six (6) months only. That means if the travel ban continues for a long time, some of those immigrant visas already issued will expire.
Please contact our office if you or someone you know…
The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has announced new directives regarding some foreign nationals present in the US on Visa Waiver Program (VWP) / Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) because of the coronavirus outbreak. Acceptable reasons for overstay may include:
Exposure to the virus
Other health related issues
This policy applies to foreign nationals on VWP/ESTA or certain non-immigrant work visas, who are seeking a 30-day extension due to cancelled flights.
The new directives are…
The US states government and congress yesterday passed a historic coronavirus relief bill aimed at alleviating the potential economic hardship the shutdown from the virus is causing to workers and the US economy.
The bill provides for expanded benefits for workers:
It has expanded unemployment insurance payment to cover both payroll workers, independent contractors, gig economy workers and the self-employed. (these later three categories of workers did not qualify for such benefits before);
The government has increased payments under the…