Residency in the U.S.
EB-1A: Available for individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics. The program does not require a job offer from a U.S. employer or a labor certification.
EB-1C: Available for multinational executives and managers who have been employed at a foreign company for at least one year prior to transferring to a U.S.-based affiliate.
EB-2 National Interest Waiver: Available for individuals who can demonstrate exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business, and their work is in the national interest of the United States. The program does not require a job offer from a U.S. employer or a labor certification.
EB-2 or PERM: Available for individuals with advanced degrees in their field. It requires a job offer from a U.S. employer and a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor.
EB-5: Available for investors looking to invest a minimum of $1,050,000 in a U.S. business, or $800,000 in certain designated areas, in exchange for permanent residency.
Family-based residency: Available for individuals with immediate family members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
B1/B2: A visa for individuals who want to enter the U.S. temporarily for business or tourism purposes.
E-2: A visa for investors from certain treaty countries who invest a significant amount of capital into a U.S. business. It allows for temporary residency but does not lead to permanent residency.
F-1: A visa for individuals coming to the U.S. temporarily to study at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution or in a language training program.
H-1B: A visa for individuals with specialized knowledge in a specific field or occupation. It requires sponsorship from a U.S. employer and is subject to an annual cap.
J-1: A visa for individuals coming to the U.S. as exchanged visitors to participate in educational and cultural exchange programs designated by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
K-1: A visa that permits a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen to travel to the U.S. and marry within 90 days of arrival.
L-1: A visa for individuals transferred from a foreign company to a U.S. subsidiary or branch in a managerial, executive, or specialized knowledge role.
O-1: A visa for individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.
TN: A visa for professionals from Canada or Mexico who work in certain designated occupations. It is similar to the H1B visa.
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Business immigration refers to the process of obtaining a visa or permanent residency for foreign nationals who wish to enter the United States to invest, start, or operate a business.
There are several types of business visas available, including the H-1B visa for specialty occupations, the L-1 visa for intra-company transfers, the E-2 visa for investors, the EB-5 visa for immigrant investors, and the O-1 visa for individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics.
At our law firm, we specialize in business immigration law and have helped numerous clients successfully obtain the visas they need to start and grow their businesses in the United States. Our team of experienced attorneys will work closely with you to understand your unique needs and goals, and develop a customized strategy that takes into account all relevant legal and regulatory requirements. We have extensive experience handling a wide range of visa categories, including H-1B, L-1, E-2, and O-1 visas, among others. Whether you are an entrepreneur looking to start a new business in the U.S., or an existing business seeking to expand your operations by hiring foreign employees, we can provide the expert guidance and support you need to achieve your goals. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help.
The eligibility requirements vary depending on the type of visa you are applying for, but generally include factors such as having a qualifying business, demonstrating a certain level of investment or job creation, possessing specialized knowledge or skills, and meeting the health and character requirements.
Depending on the type of visa, you may be able to bring your spouse and children with you as dependents. However, each dependent will need to apply for their own visa and meet the eligibility requirements.
If your visa application is denied, your business immigration attorney can help you understand the reasons for the denial and advise you on your options for appeal or reapplication.
No, our law firm also handles family and other immigration matters in addition to business immigration.
Yes, we can assist with naturalization and citizenship applications as well as applications for permanent residency.
Our law firm also handles asylum and refugee cases, deportation and removal proceedings, and appeals of immigration decisions.
Our experienced attorneys have handled a wide variety of immigration matters, including family-based petitions, asylum applications, and removal defense cases.
Yes, we offer consultations where we can discuss your immigration situation and provide guidance on the best course of action.
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