Effective November 16, 2023: All E-1 and E-2 visas issued to French citizens on or after this date will be valid for 4 years instead of 25 months. There will be an additional fee of $58 per person applying to be paid at the time of the interview.
The period to participate in the lottery for a green card for 2024 (“Diversity Visa Program - DV-2024”) begins on October 5 and ends on November 8.
La période pour participer à loterie pour une carte verte pour 2024 (« Diversity Visa Program - DV-2024”) commence le 5 octobre pour se terminer le 8 novembre prochain.
Now that the pandemic travel restrictions are being lifted, we remind visa holders to to check your I-94 after each entry into the USA, and also for each member of your family on https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/.
We remind you that it is your I-94 (entry stamp in your passport / proof of entry to the territory downloadable online) and not your visa that determines until what date you can stay in the United States. Remember to check this date and set yourself a reminder to leave the territory, or make an extension before your I-94 expires in order to stay in the U.S. legally.
Maintenant que les restrictions de voyage liées à la pandémie sont levées, nous rappelons aux titulaires de visas de vérifier leur I-94 après chaque entrée aux États-Unis, ainsi que pour chaque membre de leur famille sur https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94 /.
Nous vous rappelons que c'est votre I-94 (cachet d'entrée dans votre passeport/preuve d'entrée sur le territoire téléchargeable en ligne) et non votre visa qui détermine jusqu'à quelle date vous pouvez séjourner aux Etats-Unis. N'oubliez pas de vérifier cette date et de vous fixer un rappel pour quitter le territoire, ou de faire une prolongation avant l'expiration de votre I-94 afin de rester légalement aux États-Unis.
-Importer/Exporter Visas (E-1)
-Business Investor Visas (E-2)
-Specialty Occupation Visas (H-1B)
-Intra-Company Transfer Visas (L-1)
-Extraordinary/Exceptional Ability Individuals (O-1)
-Based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen, or other family member
-EB-1 for Extraordinary/Exceptional Ability Individuals
-EB-1C Employment-based green cards for Managers and Executives
-PERM Employment-based green cards (EB-2 & EB-3)
-Direct Investment (EB-5)
-Regional Center (EB-5)
- Become a Naturalized U.S. Citizen through marriage or employment
- Short and long stay visa
- Visitor visa
- Student visa
- Passport-talent visa
- Spouse of French citizen visa
- Certificate of French Nationality
- Retrieval of French nationality
- Transcription of marriage and family book issuance (Livret de Famille)
- Transcription of Birth
- Divorce transcription
- Adoption transcription
- French passport application
- Certificate of "coutume" & "célibat"
- Certified translations
Inheritance, Probate, Real Estate Transactions
Domestic and foreign corporations and limited liability companies
Stock Purchase Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Business Contracts
Create and register your trademark with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, or the World Intellectual Property Organization's International Trademark System
We assist French-speaking individuals and businesses from all over the world with obtaining visas and green cards for executives, employees, and their families for immigration to the United States and France.
Laurent C. Vonderweidt is licensed as an attorney both in France and in California.
While in France, Mr. Vonderweidt first worked for a law firm specialized in cases before the Court de Cassation, the equivalent of the US Supreme Court. He then went with the law firm of Salans, Hertzfeld & Heilbron, representing major international corporations. At the same time, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Paris-X teaching Banking Law and Contracts. After attending the University of San Diego, Mr. Vonderweidt worked for two major Los Angeles law firms before opening his own law firm in 1995.
Through the years, Mr. Vonderweidt has developed strong ties with the French community in Southern California. Mr. Vonderweidt has been invited to participate to various live shows on American television such as CNN, The Today Show and the NBC news hours as well on the Public National broadcasting radio at the News Hour with Jim Lehrer as well as on the French radio station Europe 1, where he gave several talks to business leaders regarding investing in the United States. Mr. Vonderweidt is also an arbitrator with The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and has presided over several arbitrations.
Our law firm’s emphasis is on representing foreign corporations and individual, especially French corporations coming to the United States. Most of the firm’s clients are from Europe, but the firm also represents clients from Australia, Switzerland, Belgium, Iran, Algeria, Lebanon, Vietnam, Canada, Colombia and Senegal.
Fluent in French and using his French legal education and experience, Mr. Vonderweidt is able to guide clients, either French or American, through the arcane of the French legal system. Having worked in France and maintaining both professional and personal ties there, Mr. Vonderweidt has many resources available in both countries.
Geraldine Tissot Brown is licensed as an attorney in California.
Originally from the south-west of France, Mrs. Tissot Brown completed her law school in Bordeaux, and majored in International and European Law. After completing her Master’s degree in France and Spain, she completed her LLM degree at Loyola Law School, in Los Angeles, passed the California Bar and became an associate attorney in our firm.
Through the years, working for the Law Offices of Laurent C. Vonderweidt she has acquired advanced knowledge in business immigration, and has developed strong ties with the French community in Southern California. She helped organized events with the French Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA team) to promote French heritage.
Additionally, Mrs. Tissot Brown gave several talks about business immigration in France and in the U.S, including conferences for the MEDEF Gironde, and news media to inform foreign entrepreneurs willing to expand their activities in the United States. She also writes publications on legal topics for online magazines dedicated to the French community in the United States.
The Law Offices of Laurent C. Vonderweidt
11900 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 570, Los Angeles, CA 90064
This website and the information contained may be considered Attorney Advertising in some States under the applicable law and ethical rules.
The information contained in this website is intended for general information only. It is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. Visiting this website or sending an e-mail message to The Law office of Laurent C. Vonderweidt does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor any obligation of confidentiality.
You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation.
Copyright © 2022 The Law Offices of Laurent C. Vonderweidt - All Rights Reserved.