Maintaining Your Green Card Status

Congratulations on getting a green card!  Now, please read on to learn how to maintain it. The “green card” (Form I-551), is proof of your permanent resident status. The card is valid for 10 years and it must be renewed. The permanent resident status itself, however, does not expire. If you obtain U.S. residence through […]

Watch Out For EB-5 Investor Visa Scams

Not long ago, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) jointly issued an investor alert to warn individual investors about fraudulent investment scams associated with the EB-5 investor visa. The SEC, together with USCIS, which administers the EB-5 program, has taken emergency enforcement […]

Be Sure To Get Your Free Credit Report!!

The federal, Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide U.S. Consumers with a free copy of their credit report, upon request, once every 12 months. Your credit report has information about your regular credit lines, such as department store cards, auto […]

New York Drivers: Don’t get Caught Reckless Driving in Virginia

New York Drivers: Don’t get Caught Reckless Driving in Virginia Guest post by Andrew Flusche, Virginia reckless driving lawyer In my Virginia reckless driving defense practice, you’d be surprised how many New York drivers I’ve represented. Even if you’re not from Virginia, you need to be aware of the law in Virginia regarding reckless driving. […]

Why register your trademark?

 Trademark is defined as a brand name. A trademark or service mark includes any word, name, symbol, device, or any combination, used to identify and distinguish the goods/services of one seller or provider from those of others, and to indicate the source of the good/services. Patents, copyrights, and trademark are often confused by many people: […]

How long the bankruptcy filing information will stay on your credit reports?

The length of time that a bankruptcy filing stays on your credit report is governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The FCRA allows credit bureaus (also known as “credit reporting agencies”) to display bankruptcies on your credit report for 10 years. Notwithstanding the FCRA, the big credit reporting agencies have their own policies […]

Dual Citizenship, Dual Nationality

The concept of dual nationality means that a person is a citizen of two countries at the same time. Each country has its own citizenship laws based on its own policy. Persons may have dual nationality by automatic operation of different laws rather than by choice. For example, a child born in a foreign country […]