Temporary Employment Visas
The US is a signatory to many treaties with other countries. An E-1 Visa allows “treaty trader” country nationals to conduct trade between the US and the “treaty trader” country. An E-2 Visa allows “investor treaty” country nationals to develop a business enterprise in the US. The business enterprise must be for a currently-existing or future investment.
Both allow the investor to conduct business for a long period of time. Generally, the following factors must be met in order to obtain an E-Visa: (1) the investor is a treaty country national, (2) the business is at least 50% foreign owned, and (3) the trader or investor is conducting a substantial transaction. Our team is able to assist you with your petition.
Visas under the H-category are available for temporary employment of foreigners. Our Sacramento immigration attorneys are prepared to provide you with the assistance you need for the following visas. For any questions, please contact us.
H-1B: Specialty Occupation Visa
In order to qualify, the petitioner must show that: (1) the employment position meets the definition of a “specialty occupation”; (2) the employee meets the qualifications for the specialty occupation; (3) the US employer offered a “prevailing wage,” and (4) a Labor Condition Application was approved.
Labor Condition Application
The Labor Condition Application (LCA) requires that the employer comply with certain conditions, including (1) attesting to paying the employee similarly to other employees, (2) that employment will not affect similarly employed individuals, (3) no strike or lockout was taking place at the time of filing, and (4) that a notice of the filing was provided to a union bargaining representative.
An L-1A Visa is available for a multinational company to transfer an “executive” or “manager” from one of its foreign offices to its US branch. An L-1B is available for a multinational company to transfer a professional with “specialized knowledge” related to the organization’s interests from one of its foreign offices to its US branch. L-Visa petitions are complex due to its specialized requirements. Our Sacramento immigration attorneys are prepared to assist you with these petitions. For any questions, contact our immigration law office.
L-1A Visa: Executive or Manager Intracompany Transferee
In order to qualify, the multinational country must demonstrate that (1) it is a qualifying organization, (2) the employee has been working for at least one continuous year within the three years immediately preceding her admission to the US, and (3) the employee is seeking to enter to render services in an executive or managerial capacity.
L-1B Visa: Intracompany Transferee with Specialized Knowledge
In order to qualify, the multinational country must demonstrate that (1) it is a qualifying organization, (2) the employee has been working for at least one continuous year within the three years immediately preceding his/her admission to the US, and (3) the employee possesses a special knowledge related to the employer or a qualified organization’s operations.
O-1 Visas are available for individuals who demonstrate “extraordinary ability” or “extraordinary achievement” and offer a qualified written advisory opinion from peer groups (written consultation). “Necessary assistants,” and the spouse and child of the individual with extraordinary abilities may seek to enter as well. Our team of immigration attorneys are ready to assist you. For any questions, please contact our Sacramento immigration law office.
O-1A: Extraordinary Ability in the Sciences, Education, Business or Athletics
In order to qualify, the individual must show “extraordinary ability” in the sciences, education, business, or athletics.
O-1B: Extraordinary Achievement in Motion Picture or Television Industry
In order to qualify, the individual must demonstrate a record of “extraordinary achievement” in the motion picture or television industry and have been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.
The P-Visa categories are available for internationally recognized athletes, entertainers, artists, and those seeking to render teaching or coaching services in these areas. P-Visa categories have its advantages, including potentially renewing the visas indefinitely, it does not have a quota, and they are quick to process. Our immigration attorneys are prepared to assist you with any P-Visas. For any questions, contact our immigration law office.
An R-1 Visa is available for foreign nationals seeking to perform religious duties as a religious worker in the US. The individual must show that: (1) (s)he will be temporarily employed at least 20 hours a week (2) by a non-profit religious organization in the US, or an organization affiliated with a religious denomination (3) that the individual was a member of for at least 2 years, and (4) the individual is in a ministerial, religious professional, or other religious vocational capacity. Our Sacramento immigration attorneys are prepared to assist you with your petition so that you may perform your religious duties in the US. For any questions, contact immigration law office.
The TN-Visa allows qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens to enter the US to engage in professional business activities. Accountants, engineers, attorneys, pharmacists, scientists, and teachers may apply for a TN-Visa if they are able to demonstrate that they are: (1) a citizen of Canada or Mexico, (2) a member of a qualified profession, (3) qualified to work in the professional field, and, (4) have at least a part-time job offer (excludes self-employment). Our Sacramento immigration lawyers are prepared to assist you with your TN-Visa process. For any questions, please contact our immigration law office.
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