E-2 Challenges Met For Korean Foreign National
Our client, a Korean National who purchased a specialty grocery store and applied for an E-2 visa, was requested to submit additional information in her case. In its request, the government required very detailed information pertaining to the transfer and origination of funds involved in the purchase. Our law firm was able to draft a clear detailed chart that addressed all of the government's concerns regarding same. In the end, her petition was approved and we were able to obtain employment authorization for her husband as well.
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Recent Case Successes
After two years of our continued oversight and follow up, the U.S. Embassy in Korea granted our client's employment-based petition.
Our client entered the U.S. on a fraudulent passport, and returned it to the supplier without keeping a copy of it. We had to prove that he was inspected and admitted into the U.S., not an easy feat when the only piece of evidence proving so is gone.
Our client was a violinist whose non-profit employer did not have the budget to pay the required filing fees to support her H-1B visa extension. However, when we examined her resume and interviewed her, we saw that perhaps she had the elements for an approvable O-1 “Alien of Extraordinary Ability in the Arts” case.