Il Visa Waiver Program o ESTA (Sistema elettronico per l’autorizzazione del viaggio) è un programma che consente ai cittadini di determinati paesi (38 paesi per la precisione) di richiedere l’ammissione negli Stati Uniti utilizzando una procedura semplificata. Il richiedente può utilizzare un’interfaccia Web per rispondere a determinate domande e può ottenere all’esito dello scrutinio positivo l’ESTA online. Ciò a differenza di altri paesi dove gli utenti, non avendo lo stesso beneficio, devono recarsi presso un consolato degli Stati Uniti e richiedere un visto di tipo B1/B2. Il soggiorno attraverso l’ESTA puo’ essere concesso per un massimo di 90 giorni.
Di recente, soprattutto a causa dell’epidemia di Coronavirus (Covid-19) e dei divieti di viaggio attualmente imposti dagli USA su gran parte dell’Europa, i visitatori che si trovano negli Stati Uniti in questo momento potrebbero essere nell’impossibilità di lasciare il paese prima della scadenza dei 90 giorni. Pertanto, il governo degli Stati Uniti potrebbe garantire un periodo di permanenza extra attraverso la procedura chiamata – Satisfactory Departure – non superiore a 30 giorni. Questa procedura, che normalmente va presentata presso gli uffici USCIS, a causa della chiusura degli stessi, può essere presenta presso i principali scali aerei americani come Miami, Boston, New York, New Jersey, Chicago e altri, recandosi ai Deferred Inspection Sites, che fanno parte del CBP – Custom and Border Protection (https://www.cbp.gov/contact/ports/deferred-inspection-sites).
As COVID-19 continues to disrupt everyone’s daily life, many foreign nationals currently in the United States find themselves unable to depart the United States before their periods of admission expire. As borders continue to close and airplanes are grounded, foreign nationals, whether admitted into the United States through the Visa Waiver Program (“VWP”)—which allows foreign nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business and stay for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa—or through different kinds of visas, are left wondering what they can do to avoid overstaying their authorized stays.
One’s inability to leave the United States, does not suspend U.S. Immigration laws. Accordingly, anyone currently visiting the United States, whether with a visa or through the VWP, must ensure that they comply with their authorized periods of stay. Some individuals may be able to apply for an extension of their current status, or change their current status to a different status, in order to avoid accruing unlawful presence in the United States. However, those traveling under the VWP, are ineligible to change or extend their status and can only request a period of Satisfactory Departure, that if granted, provides additional time (up-to 30 additional days) to depart the United States without overstaying an authorized stay and accruing unlawful presence.
If the COVID-19 emergency is preventing you, or anyone you know, from departing the United States in a timely manner, please know that the attorneys at FLEITAS, PLLC are able to assist you. For more information and/or assistance, please e-mail Lorenzo Arca, Esq., at: email@example.com or Avv. Alessandro Conte, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call our office at: 305-442-1443, or visit our website at: www.fleitaslaw.com.
Alessandro brings a new international touch to our firm. Alessandro represents clients around the globe, who have Italian ancestors, and seek to obtain Italian citizenship (“Jure Sanguinis”). Additionally, Alessandro assists clients with: Italian citizenship applications based on “Jure Matrimoni”; “Reacquisitions of Italian Cirizenship”; “Naturalization to a foreign country after August 16, 1992”: “Renounci[ation] of Italian Citizenship”; “Permesso di Soggiorno” (residency permit); and all kinds of Italian visas.
Moreover, Alessandro has acquired a unique skill-set in assisting Italian clients with the Treaty Transfer Program–an implementation of Public Law 95-144 (18 USC 4100 et seq.). The Program authorizes the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to transfer inmates to or from foreign countries, pursuant to the conditions of the treaty agreement which allows for such transfers. Given that Italy is one of several countries which participate in the Treaty Transfer Program with the United States, Alessandro is able to represent clients in the necessary processes and procedures, to effectuate these kinds of transfers in conjunction with Italian authorities.
Florida residents who are apprehensive about purchasing a home may be pleased to discover that doing so may be more affordable than they think. This is despite the increases in mortgage interest rates and home prices and the stiff competition from other buyers. Reports show it is less expensive to purchase a home than rent one in 66 percent of the counties in the United States. “The monthly rent amounts of three-bedroom apartments were compared to monthly house payments. The study showed that it was actually more affordable to purchase a home and have lower payments than when paying rent.” Says attorney Roberto Fleitas III. However, the affordability of getting a home may not last as interest rates are expected to continue to increase. If mortgage rates follow suit, it may become more affordable to rent a home than to buy one. You deserve an attorney who is going to give your case the personal touch and the attention it deserves. The Law Offices of Fleitas PLLC, takes care of their most important asset, YOU.
There are so many things to consider when buying a home, and it’s important to lay out what you desire out of your future residence. Some people want their home to be calm and quiet – a place to unwind. There are others who expect their home to be a powerhouse of energy. Decide what you want and then start your search, in order to find the right place. Once you have decided this, look for a location. Where would you want your home? Should it be close to work or close to a park? What do you want available to you in your neighborhood? After deciding all of these, it becomes easy for you to start your search. “One of the well-known facts about home hunting is that it is rare that you find a home that meets all your specifications. So, it will be good if you can prioritize your requirements. There is always a chance that you may have to compromise on some of your requirements.” Says attorney Roberto Fleitas III. It is easy for you to narrow down your search on the Internet and go to see the house in person if it grabs your attention and meets your specifications. You deserve an attorney who is going to give your case the personal touch and the attention it deserves. The Law Offices of Fleitas PLLC, takes care of their most important asset, YOU.
You decided to buy a house, condo or piece of land with someone else but can’t agree what to do with it. Negotiations have gotten nowhere. So what happens now? That’s where a partition action may be in order. It allows parties to divide the property into individual shares among the owners, allowing them to move forward independently. “A partition, or division, of property can be arranged on a voluntary basis if all owners agree to it. However, if they don’t agree, a judge can order a partition of the property based on one owner’s request.” says attorney Roberto Fleitas III. There are two types of legal partitions, an actual partition and a partition by sales. It’s important to discuss the aspects of your case with an experienced real estate attorney. The Law Offices of Fleitas PLLC, give your case the personal touch and the attention it deserves.
Neighborhoods form unique and dynamic communities filled with many people living close together. Sometimes the members of the group are friendly and don’t fight over boundaries or excessive noise. But sometimes people just can’t get along. “In almost every community, there are laws and ordinances that prohibit excessive, unnecessary and unreasonable levels of noise. Most of the time, these laws are enforced by the police. Sometimes the only way to resolve these matters is through the legal system.” Says attorney Roberto Fleitas III. Sometimes a nuisance animal or neighbor who plays loud music can be taken care of by consulting your local laws on noise ordinances. You can start your search about the noise laws in your area on the internet. If you do have to take your case to court, you will want an experienced lawyer on your side. You deserve an attorney who is going to give your case the personal touch and the attention it deserves. The Law Offices of Fleitas PLLC, takes care of their most important asset, YOU.
If you are looking to purchase your first house it can be an exciting time. There’s the search for the perfect place with all of the specific things you want in a home. However, few people realize that the purchasing contract is the most important step. The details of the agreement determine what you buy and how you buy it. “There are many things to be aware of when signing a contract to purchase a home, from possession to what’s included, its important to have someone with experience to guide you through the process.” Says attorney Roberto Fleitas III. From taxes and assessments, to commission and inspections, buying a home can be a process filled with missteps. If you are not careful you can end up with a house in poor condition, or paying more than you need to for certain things associated with the purchase. You deserve an attorney who is going to give your case the personal touch and the attention it deserves. The law Offices of Fleitas PLLC, taking care of our most important asset, YOU.
You’re looking to purchase some real estate. Whether the market is hot or sluggish, timing is always important. So is attention to detail, especially where real estate contracts are concerned. For this reason working with a lawyer who has an in-depth knowledge of the law is a good way to avoid surprises at closing time or, perhaps even worse, further down the road. “For the buyers and sellers of property, emotions can often interfere with sound decision-making. This is a good reason to retain the services of a highly-qualified real estate attorney.” Says attorney Roberto Fleitas III. Commercial real estate law isn’t an easy thing to wrap your head around. There are laws at the federal level, laws at the state level, and regulations at the local level. You deserve an attorney who is going to give your case the personal touch and the attention it deserves. The law Offices of Fleitas PLLC, taking care of our most important asset, YOU.