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01Apr2017

Entry Visas for Foreign Experts and Multiple-Entry Visas

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Introduction In this article we will discuss the “Multiple-Entry” Visa, also known as “Multi” or” Inter-Visa” marked as M (“M-Visa”), which is usually used in connection with foreign experts arriving in Israel to work in very senior positions, based on B-1 working visa issued for 1 year. First, we will elaborate on that type of
25Mar2017

Work Permits for Foreign Nationals for Short Stays

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Much has been written about foreign workers and work permits in Israel in various sectors, whether they have a work permit or not. In practice, the global trend of globalization means many countries must deal with the need for migrant workers in many industries, as well as industry experts and foreign executives. International companies, foreign
14Mar2017

Work Visas and Visitor Visas for Foreign Experts in Israel

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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While there are many important things to consider when faced with the possibility of relocating for work purposes, the most important thing to consider is whether one is even eligible for a work visa. Without eligibility you can plan, but your plans may not be realized. In Israel, if one is eligible, there are several
12Mar2017

US Customs and Immigration Authority (USCIS) announced the termination of the expedited procedure in handling work visas H-1B, starting on April 3, 2017

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Message The USCIS announced last weekend that starting April 3, 2017, it will not allow premium processing for H-1B Work Visa applications for the next 6 months. The official announcement of the immigration authority can be found here.   Is the decision a part of the Trump Administrations’ policy? Despite various reports that are trying
17Jan2017

An Introduction to the E-1 “Treaty Trader” Visa

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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People wishing to work in the United States have several kinds of work visas that they can apply for, depending on their situation. There are visas for temporary workers and visas for permanent workers, and visas for specific professions such as agriculture workers and artists. Those who work for a company engaged in international trade
24Apr2014

The EAD: Work Freedom Above All Other US Visas

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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The United States Government (more specifically, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS) often issues a document called an Employment Authorization Document, or EAD, to foreigners currently located in the US.  For those that are fortunate enough to be approved for an EAD, this document (which comes in the form of a card)
24Apr2014

EB-5 PROGRAM

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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The EB-5 visa, created by Section 203(b)(5) of the U.S. Immigration Act of 1990, was established to attract foreign capital and create U.S. jobs by providing a method of obtaining a Green Card for foreign nationals who invest either $1,000,000 generally or at least $500,000 in a “Targeted Employment Area.” Under the program, immigrants are granted
12Apr2014

Illegal Employment of Foreign Experts in Israel – Is It Really Worth It?

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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Almost all of us here in Israel are aware of the phenomenon of illegal employment of foreign workers and foreign experts. One of the reasons for illegal employment is, undoubtedly, the attempt to reduce the employer’s expenses. In this article we shall discuss the various costs to the employer for legally employing foreign experts and
08Apr2014

Employment Based Temporary Visas

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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H-1B Visa (Specialty Occupations) The H-1B visa is the most common temporary working visa available.  It requires a U.S. employer sponsoring the foreign national for a specialty occupation, that is, an occupation requiring at least a U.S. Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree, to perform the job demands.  There are three steps in obtaining H-1B
08Apr2014

The Self-Employed H1B Work Visa – Myth or Reality?

  • By Adv. Dotan Cohen
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There is no arguing that new technology is changing the way that business operates throughout the world.  The continued improvement of internet speed and capabilities combined with a growing number of tech-savvy entrepreneurs has led to an unprecedented number of start-up companies around the globe.  Virtual companies are forming in every location that can be
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