Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visa Representation on a National Basis
Thousands of foreign individuals come to work in the United States each year. Those who enter the country for a temporary period of time file nonimmigrant petitions for visas. Which visa you apply for depends on your job's classification and a number of other factors. Visa categories are broken down alphabetically, from A to V, and each has a different purpose. For example, the children or spouse of a temporary worker may apply for a nonimmigrant visa, but their type of visa would differ from the one obtained by their working family member.
Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. takes great care in representing both employers and employees with regard to their temporary visa petitions to ensure adherence to all legal requirements. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling:
- E-1 treaty trader and E-2 treaty investor visas, which are available to foreign citizens whose countries have a treaty of trade and commerce with the United States. Read more about E visas here.
- H-1B, H-2A, H-2B and H-3 temporary worker and trainee visas, which allow petitioners to remain in the United States for one to six years depending on the specific type of visa. Read more about H visas here.
- L-1A/L-1B intracompany transfer visas, which are available to employees of international companies who have worked on foreign soil for at least one of the three prior years at the time they file their petition. Read more about L visas here.
- O-1, P-1 and Q-1 visas, which allow exceptionally talented artists and athletes, as well as individuals who are involved in cultural exchange programs, entry into the United States.
Other types of visas include:
|Visa type||Job or reason for traveling to the U.S.|
|A||Diplomats and foreign government officials|
|A-2 NATO1-6||Foreign military personnel stationed in the U.S.|
|B-1||Athletes, amateur & professional (compete for prize money only); business visitors; domestic employees or nannies — must be accompanying a foreign national employer|
|B-2||Visitors for medical treatment; tourism: vacation, pleasure visitors|
|BCC||Border crossing card: Mexico|
|C||Transiting the United States|
|E||Treaty traders; treaty investors|
|F||Students: academic, vocational|
|G1 - G5, NATO||Employees of a designated international organization, including NATO|
|H-1B||Specialty occupations; Physicians|
|H-1B1 - Chile H-1B-1 - Singapore||Free Trade Agreement (FTA) professionals: Chile, Singapore|
|J||Au pairs (exchange visitor); exchange visitors; professors, scholars, teachers; physicians|
|M||Students: academic, vocational|
|O||Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics|
|P||Performing athletes, artists, entertainers|
|Q||International cultural exchange visitors|
|S||Aliens assisting law enforcement|
|T||Victims of human trafficking|
|TN/TD||NAFTA professional workers: Mexico, Canada|
|U||Victims of crimes|
|V||Spouses and unmarried children (under 21) of lawful permanent residents|
Contact Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. today
Our law firm has the skill, expertise, attentive nature and dedication needed to successfully see your case through from the moment your consultation begins until its ultimate resolution. Rifkin & Fox-Isicoff, P.A. represents clients worldwide in matters relating to U.S. immigration and visa applications. Schedule a consultation by contacting us at 305-371-2777 extension 1 or contact us online to schedule a meeting at one of our offices located in Miami and Orlando, Florida, and Lima, Peru.
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