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2 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) THE PRODUCTIVITY PARADOX: SCIENCE & COMMERCE VS. LAW & POLICY YOU MUST FACTOR IN: * EXTRA TIME * EXTRA COST * THE POSSIBILITY OF NO

3 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) A ROADBLOCK: SEC. 214(b) ==== THE PRESUMPTION OF IMMIGRANT INTENT ==== OVERCOMING THE PRESUMPTION

4 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) IMMIGRANT Vs. NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS ==== WHAT ARE YOUR NEEDS, GOALS AND LONG-TERM PLANS?

5 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) EB-5: GREEN CARD VIA INVESTMENT ==== TRADITIONAL Vs. REGIONAL CENTER

6 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) E-2 TREATY INVESTOR NON-IMMIGRANT VISA ==== TAX ADVANTAGES?

7 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) H-1B NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS FOR: SPECIALTY OCCUPATIONS DOD RESEARCHER AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WORKERS …and…(wait for it…) FASHION MODELS!

8 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) L-1A & L-1B NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS FOR INTRA-COMPANY TRANSFEREES A: EXECUTIVE OR MANAGER B: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE

9 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) B-1 NON-IMMIGRANT VISA FOR TEMPORARY BUSINESS VISITORS and INSTALLERS (GERMAN BRICKLAYERS CASE)

10 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) O-1 NON-IMMIGRANT VISA FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY OR ACHIEVEMENT

11 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) VWP/ESTA = VISA WAIVER PROGRAM + ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION As of January 12, 2009, a valid ESTA approval is required for all Visa Waiver Program (VWP) to travel to the United States. The Department of Homeland Security, Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is a free, automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the VWP. It collects the same information as the paper I- 94W form that VWP travelers fill out en route to the United States. ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel. An ESTA authorization generally will be valid for up to two years. Authorizations will be valid for multiple entries into the United States. https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

12 Daniel M. Kowalski The Fowler Law Firm, P.C. 919 Congress Ave., Ste. 900 Austin, Texas (512) DAILY DOSE: PLEASE VISIT US ONLINE:


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