2023 changes to the foreign affairs manual

In this post, we discuss changes to the US foreign affairs manual that will impact some E2 visa applicants and their families.

the e2 visa fee (1)

In this post, Immigration lawyer, Ben Frear discusses the updated E2 visa fee, which is set to rise from $190 to $310 starting May 30, 2023.

Copy of Three Lessons Learned From Tope Awotona's Journey

This post and video shares three lessons that I learned from the story of Calendly founder, Tope Awotona.

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This post/video discusses E-2 Visas for Restaurants. Restaurant based investments are popular, but there are pros and cons to this option.

work authorization for e-2 spouse-update

This video/post discusses the new and improved USCIS guidance related to work authorization for E-2 spouses.

rose blumkin story

In this post, I share the story of one of my heroes. Rose Blumkin(AKA Mrs. B) was a 4’10” immigrant who could not speak English when she arrived in the US.  After her arrival in Omaha Nebraska, she opened a used clothing with her husband. 20 years later—with a $500 investment—she started selling furniture out of …

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The L1 Visa is a fantastic visa option that allows multinational companies to transfer highly skilled workers to the US. Petitions for L1 visas have always been closely reviewed by the US government. However, they are now subject to unprecedented scrutiny due to president trump’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order(BAHA).  As a result of …


asylum charlotte immigration lawyer

PLEASE NOTE: Frear Law offers this general information as a public service. We do not handle asylum cases. If you are interested in applying for affirmative asylum, you can contact one of the many talented and passionate US asylum lawyers. Working on an asylum case makes most immigration lawyers deeply proud of their profession. I …

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