Immigration for Employment
Nonimmigrant Employment Visas
Nonimmigrant employment visas are limited in number. Nonimmigrant visas include H-1B visas, L-1 visas, TN, H-2Bs, E-1 and E-2 visas. It is imperative that an experienced immigration attorney assist you with the timing and scope of your application before the cap is met.
Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
Employment-based immigrant visas can be complex and require substantial supporting evidence and experience. It is imperative that you retain the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney to assist with your application.
EB-5 Investor Visas
Investing in the United States can be one of the quickest ways to gain lawful permanent residence. A minimum investment of $500,000 must be made in a new commercial enterprise that creates or preserves 10 full-time jobs.
E-1 Treaty Trader Visa
Investors from treaty countries are eligible for an E-1 visa allowing a foreign national to carry out substantial trade in the U.S.. The United States has an extensive treaty network.
TN - Trade NAFTA Professionals
The TN category is a potential option for professional citizens of Canada and Mexico. The applicants must possess specific degrees and licenses, appropriate to the particular profession, and must have job offers from US employers.
L - Intracompany Transferee
For a U.S. company having a related company abroad, the L visa can be an extremely useful and valuable tool to facilitate the transfer of personnel from abroad to the U.S.
H-1B Specialty Occupation
The H-1B visa program allows employers who seek highly educated foreign workers to fill staffing shortages and promote the efficient operation of their company.
P-1, P-2, P-3 - Athletes and Group Entertainers
P-1A visas are issued to foreign national athletes who have received international recognition for their level of performance, while P-1B visas are issued to foreign national entertainment groups who have built up a reputation of international acclaim.
O-1, O-2 - Extraordinary Ability
O-1 visas are issued to foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
R - Religious Vocation or Profession
R-1 visas are issued to foreign nationals seeking to come to the U.S. to be employed by a non-profit religious organization to work as a minister or in a religious vocation or occupation.
Julia ThomeAssociate AttorneyJulia Thome is an associate in the Orange County office. Ms. Thome represents both individuals and employers throughout the United States and worldwide. Ms. Thome specializes in employment visas including H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and investor visas including E-2 and EB-5.
Mathew HigbeeAttorney at LawMathew Higbee utilizes his unique blend of legal and professional experience to deliver success for his clients. He has handled a wide-range of cases in both criminal and civil courts. He has served as a prosecutor and defense counsel. He is a frequent commentator and guest writer for various media.
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