Immigration Law • Business Law • Immigration Attorney

Global immigration and corporate law solutions for Singapore business and investors

Davies & Associates LLC is a full-service law firm focused on tailoring the very best immigration and corporate solutions that meet the needs of our Singaporean clients. Known for our creative solutions that obtain “impossible” visas, we solve the most complex immigration problems for business, investors, individuals and families.

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We provide global mobility solutions to business and investors.


US Immigration Solutions

Unlock the door to the United States with our specialized US immigration solutions. 

Whether you’re an individual seeking a visa, a business bringing talent to the US, or an investor looking for opportunities, we offer expert assistance in navigating the complex US immigration landscape.


Global Immigration Solutions for Singaporean businesses & individuals

Explore comprehensive immigration services tailored to the needs of Singaporean businesses and individuals looking to expand their horizons worldwide.

Our experts provide guidance on visas, work permits, and immigration strategies to facilitate your international ventures.


UK Immigration Solutions

Navigate the intricacies of immigration to the United Kingdom seamlessly with our UK Immigration Solutions.

Whether you’re pursuing work, study, family reunification, or investment in the UK, our services cater to a wide range of immigration needs.


Italian Immigration Solutions

Experience Italy’s rich culture and opportunities with our Italian Immigration Solutions. 

Whether you’re pursuing Italian citizenship, relocating for work, or seeking investment opportunities, our experts provide guidance and support for your immigration journey in Italy.

About Davies & Associates

Our Unique Selling Point (USP) sets us apart. We deliver unmatched quality and innovation, ensuring exceptional value for our customers.

Access to team of industry-leading EB5 lawyers 

Each highly experienced with a specific area of the law:

  • A local immigration lawyer
  • A real estate lending or finance lawyer
  • A specialist US Source of Funds documentation lawyer
  • A senior US visa attorney

Cost Effective Solutions for your Goals

We help our clients meet their personal and business goals by providing them with the very best and most cost-effective immigration solutions available.

Global solution, local support

Our team operates globally to provide the local support that our clients need to prosper in their new home.

Visa Services The Firm Offers

Our Unique Selling Point (USP) sets us apart. We deliver unmatched quality and innovation, ensuring exceptional value for our customers.

E1 and E2

Facilitate international trade (E-1) or invest in a U.S. business (E-2) with these treaty-based visas for entrepreneurs and traders.

L1 Visa

Transfer key employees within your multinational organization to a U.S. branch with the L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa.

EB5 Visa

Invest in the U.S. and secure a green card through the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, creating opportunities for you and your family.


Demonstrate extraordinary abilities in your field to qualify for the EB-1A Visa, fast-tracking your U.S. green card application.


Multinational managers and executives can obtain a U.S. green card through the EB-1C Visa, benefiting both career and immigration goals.”


Gain a U.S. green card with the EB-2 Visa, tailored for advanced degree holders, exceptional talents, and exceptional researchers.

O1 Visa

Showcase exceptional expertise in arts, sciences, athletics, or business with the O-1 Visa, unlocking U.S. career opportunities.

Need another Visa?

Immigration Law Service Procedures

There is no fixed process for visa cases since it varies greatly. Instead, we have procedures like below, to be activated according your needs:

Immigration Law Consulting

Through a series of free consultations, we work together to determine the best immigration solution for you. Your petitions are then prepared by our talented attorneys, putting you in the best possible hands.

Set-Up Your Business

Whether you wish to expand your current business, set up a new business, purchase an existing business, we have you covered anywhere in the world. Some visas are contingent upon your business, so it is crucial to set it up correctly.

Plan Your Tax Position

Whether relocating for commercial reasons, family reasons, or both, it is vital to plan the impact this will have on your tax position. We work with our clients from a very early stage to advise on the implications of residing or operating in multiple tax jurisdictions.

Ongoing Legal Work

Our relationships with our clients last long after they have moved overseas. We provide continuous legal support. Not only do we help with renewing visas and ensuring compliance with immigration rules, but also with all the corporate needs as our client’s businesses grow in their new home


Work samples from our portfolio illustrate our expertise, demonstrating successful projects and highlighting our capabilities for potential clients.


H1b1 Visa Guides for Singaporeans: A Lawyer’s Perspective

The H1b1 Visa is a visa only applicable to Singaporean & Chilean nationals. Find out what it is and how to get it.

Case Study

E-2 for Essential Employee- Singapore

Our client had established a company in the United States to provide their existing international business clients with direct market access to U.S.- listed securities, and to commence business operations, they needed to transfer certain key personnel to the United States. One such employee they had wished to transfer was someone who was extensively involved in the development of the company’s proprietary IT system which would serve as the backbone of their US entity’s technological ecosystem.


E-2 Visa: Change of Status approved for a Singaporean national amidst the COVID-19 pandemic

The client entered the US on a visitor’s visa and recognized the opportunity to set up a full-service business coaching and management consulting company with the goal of improving client’s profitability and increasing operational efficiency. He is the head of a private equity and capital markets firm in Singapore responsible for raising millions in sees capital from various investors and overseeing all aspects of business strategy, corporate governance and product development for global startups. 


Can a spouse work on L1 Visa

Yes, the spouse of an L1 visa holder can work in the United States. An Employment Authorization Document used to be required, but USCIS has updated the guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address the documentation that certain E and L nonimmigrant spouses may use as evidence of employment authorization based on their nonimmigrant status.


What our customers say about us

Satya Choudhury
Satya Choudhury
I had a great experience with Davies & Associates. They are very thorough in the approach and their have experts in this field who know the domain very well.I would certainly be leaning onto them for any future needs as well.
hoshino ryuichi
hoshino ryuichi
Thanks to them for handling my E2 visa very professionally. I had a study visa from F1 and changed it to E2. I encountered many problems during the application process. Verdie and Etta were very patient in helping me and it took a long time. I highly recommend this place.
Koonfur Galbeed
Koonfur Galbeed
Nuur kerow Adan
Tanuj Dewan
Tanuj Dewan
Outstanding Immigration Attorney: Highly Recommended! Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (5/5) I had the pleasure of working with Verdie Atienza and his team at Davies & Associates , a top-notch immigration attorney in the United States. Their professionalism, expertise, and dedication throughout the process were exceptional. With in-depth knowledge of immigration law, they provided accurate advice and addressed all my concerns, instilling confidence. Verdie Atienza and his team meticulously reviewed my documentation and maintained excellent communication, keeping me updated regularly. What sets Davies & Associates apart is their unparalleled attention to detail. Communication with Verdie Atienza and his team in USA and Sukanya Raman in India was always prompt and efficient. They promptly returned my calls and emails, providing regular updates on the progress of my case. This level of responsiveness and transparency significantly reduced my stress levels, as I knew I could rely on their support and guidance throughout the entire process. Their personalized approach, ethical conduct, and genuine care for my success made them an outstanding attorney. I highly recommend Davies & Associates for all your immigration needs.
Wong Peter
Wong Peter
Professional Team!
Christine Envall
Christine Envall
Getting my E2 Visa was a very in-depth process that took just over a year from when I committed to it, but 8 months from when I found a business I wanted to purchase. The only reason I'm giving 4 and not 5 stars is because the timeframe was a lot longer than expected from the initial information. Aside from the timing, Verdie and his team led me through the Visa process, providing all the guidance I needed to be successful, including advising me on the RIGHT type of Visa to suit my goals. Within the process I purchased a business and the greater Davies team included lawyer Rinat who helped me put the deal together. One of the biggest parts was my Business Plan which created from my info by Ana Ortiz, who did an incredible job. The process is certainly tedious and Verdie & Christina were always there to answer my questions, provide suggestions and advice and ensure I had all the documents I needed to support my application. I appreciated their patience with my questions and their advice and in the end, the application was so thorough the interview process was quick and easy. I highly recommend Davies & Associates and look forward to working with them again when it's time to renew my Visa.


Not finding your question?

To apply for a U.S. visa, your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended stay in the United States, unless specific agreements provide exemptions based on your country of origin.

Yes, with a few exceptions. Certain categories and individuals, including official travelers on central government business, children under 14, and those 80 years or older, may be exempt from the in-person interview requirement.

Potentially. If you provided fingerprints during your last visa application and are seeking to renew the same visa category, you may qualify for the Visa Reissuance Program, streamlining the renewal process.

No, if your visa is valid, you can use both your old and new passports to travel to the United States, provided the visa is undamaged and suitable for your travel purpose. Both passports should have matching personal data.

You can choose either passport for entry, but disclose all nationalities when applying. U.S. citizens, including dual citizens, must use a U.S. passport for entry and departure.

Certain visa applications undergo additional administrative processing after the consular interview, extending the processing time. Applicants are informed of this possibility during the application, and details can be found on the Consular Affairs website.

Upon receiving your visa, check for accuracy. The expiration date indicates the last entry day, not the allowed stay duration. Your stay is determined by the Department of Homeland Security upon entry. Further guidance on interpreting your visa is available on the Department of State’s Consular Affairs website.

When a visa is available for your petition, NVC will inquire about your plans. If you choose to adjust your status, NVC will hold your file until requested by a USCIS office. Contact the nearest USCIS office for information on adjusting your status.

Painless Visa Process

To date, we have helped hundreds of families move to the United States and elsewhere, including the United Kingdom, Turkey, Grenada, Portugal and Italy.

We are known for our creative solutions that obtain "impossible" visas, we solve the most complex immigration problems for business, investors, individuals and families. Have a question or would like to discuss your visa requirements?

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Have a question or would like to discuss your visa requirements?