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Israeli Business Immigration to the United States in the Time of COVID-19

There are unique business relationships between the State of Israel and the United States. It follows that there are some unique issues when it comes to business immigration during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We have reported on immigration issues generally following the pandemic-related shut-downs.  These include: Travel restrictions from certain countries; Changes in business immigration processing at the … Continue Reading

U.S. Company Obligations in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak

For the Hebrew version of this article please click here. The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the rapid international spread of the deadly coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, (the “Coronavirus”) a global health emergency. The virus, which can cause respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties, started in Wuhan, China, and can be … Continue Reading

Greenberg Traurig Winter 2019 China Newsletter

You are invited to learn about recent legislative updates and professional insights pertaining to Chinese law and business conduct. Among  topics discussed in this current issue are Administrative Measures for foreign-invested future companies issued by the China Securities Regulatory Commission; revised draft of Measures Governing Foreign Strategic Investment in Listed Companies released by MOFCOM; new Individual Income Tax Law … Continue Reading

USCIS Proposes International Entrepreneur Rule to Spur Innovation and Job Creation

While the EB-5 visa has proven popular with a number of Israeli investors who have obtained a green card using the EB-5 program, options U.S. immigration visas for Israeli entrepreneurs who do not qualify for the EB-5 visa remain limited. The following post, originally published on the Inside Business Immigration blog and written by Matthew Virkstis, … Continue Reading

H-1B Cap: The Time to Plan is Now

Companies wishing to bring Israeli professionals to work in the U.S. take note: on April 1, 2016 USCIS will begin accepting H-1B petitions, the nonimmigrant visa category available to employers wishing to hire foreign workers in “specialty occupation” positions. Not only are these visas in demand, they’re subject to a cap. Read more as Rosanna … Continue Reading

Israelis in Emerging Tech Space Have Multiple Visa Options

Immigrant entrepreneurs and investors have always been at the core of the American economy.  Immigrant-founded companies have generated billions of dollars in revenues and contributed intellectual property leading to significant socio-economic advancements within the United States.  Foreign-born entrepreneurs are a critical component to the advancement of the U.S. emerging technology space and it is important … Continue Reading

USCIS Accepting New H1-B Petitions Starting April 1 for Fiscal Year 2016

In recent years, Israel has been among the top 20 countries receiving H-1B visas, which are non-immigrant visas in the United States that allow U.S. employers to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations temporarily. For the 2016 fiscal year, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will start accepting new H-1B petitions on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. … Continue Reading
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