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In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick discusses the key to filing a successful self-employed H-1B petition. For more information please contact us for a consultation.

One of the most important factors in filing a successful self employed H-1B petition is to demonstrate that there is an existing board of directors that would relieve the H1B employee from taking major decisions.

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In this segment, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick answers one of our most frequently asked questions: I applied for a US tourist visa and was denied based on Section 214B, what next?


– A tourist visa may be denied for lack of ties to your home country

– The applicant may not have adequately provided documented evidence proving that there are legitimate reasons they must return to their home country and not overstay

– The applicant may reapply especially if the consular officer is not giving the applicant a fair chance

– Otherwise, the applicant is generally recommended to wait for another six months before reapplying

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In this episode, attorney Jacob J. Sapochnick, discusses whether you can obtain a tourist visa if you have battery charges against you

– In general criminal issues pose a big obstacle for visa approval, criminal issues are a factor in determining whether your visa will be approved or denied

– The frequency and the recency of the crime will factor greatly – up to 5 years preceding when applying a visa.

– When applying, you must provide documented evidence that you have changed your ways proving your good moral character, this will not guarantee your visa approval, it can only help strengthen your application

– You may be able to obtain a tourist visa if you first file the 212(d)(3) Nonimmigrant Waiver

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Interested in applying for a business B-1 visa? Thinking of visiting the United States as a tourist? In this video, Attorney Jacob J Sapochnick, Esq.,  discusses B-1 and B-2 visas. Note: If you are a citizen of a country under the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need to apply for a B-2 tourist visa.

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