There are many different paths to lawful employment immigration. Whatever your circumstances, the experienced Frisco employment visa lawyers at Joseph & Hall, P.C., are here to help. We have helped many employers and employees find the legal immigration status that is best for their needs. Our clients have secured a wide range of employment visas, and we have also helped immigrants secure more long-term immigration statuses (such as green cards and citizenship). Learn more about the different types of employment visas that are available to you.
If you only need to be in the United States for a short time, you may be able to get a short-term business visitor visa (B-1). The B-1 visa allows you to conduct limited types of business for a specified length of time. Because it is a visitor visa, it does not require employer sponsorship. B-1 visa holders may conduct limited business activities, such as negotiating contracts, attending professional conventions, or settling estates. If you will be conducting more extensive business or need to stay in the United States for a longer period of time, you will likely need a visa that is sponsored by an employer.
A non-immigration visa is one that is not intended to lead to permanent residency (“green card” status). Instead, an employer sponsors you for a visa of limited duration, with the intent that you will return to your home country before the visa expires. There are several different types of non-immigration employment visas. H-1B visas are used for those in specialty occupations, while L-1 visas are used for employees of foreign companies that are affiliates of American companies. O-1 visas are for workers who are “extraordinary in their field.” There are many different categories, and it is important to apply for the correct category to avoid costly delays in the immigration process.
Immigration employment visas are designed to lead to a green card. The employer sponsors the worker to enter the country on an employment visa, and after entering the United States, the employee may obtain permanent residence (a green card). These EB-1 visas require the immigrant to have “extraordinary ability” in their fields. They can also be available to multinational executives or those with advanced degrees (so long as the U.S. employment requires the immigrant to actually use that degree). These visas can be more difficult to obtain. They can also lead to long-term immigration status, so this can be a good option for employees who intend to continue working in the United States on a long-term basis.
The experienced visa lawyers at Joseph & Hall, P.C. have years of experience handling all different types of business immigration cases. Frisco clients come to our nearby office in Aurora to get legal advice from skilled immigration professionals. Our legal team has helped many employees, employers, and business visitors find the immigration status that is right for their situations. We can help you find the simplest and fastest way to get the immigration status you need so that you are free to conduct your business as soon as possible. Visit our website to schedule an appointment or to find the office location that is closest to you.
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