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Dedicated Attorneys Offer Guidance for Labor Certification and Extraordinary Ability Visas

Experienced Miami immigration lawyers assist with employment applications

When someone with special skills or achievements wishes to immigrate to the United States, both the individual and our country benefit. Whether the person excels in business, education, the arts or sports, the United States offers an incredible opportunity for people who want to make the most of their talent. At Rifkin and Fox-Isicoff, P.A., our attorneys help applicants who demonstrate extraordinary ability or achievement to obtain O-1 visas, enabling them to live and work here. Unlike some other types of visa applications, applications based on extraordinary ability often involve subjective reviews that require strong advocacy from an established immigration lawyer. With offices in Florida and Peru, we have helped clients work through the complicated visa application process for more than 30 years. We also assist foreign employees in securing labor certification to work here when they meet the required conditions. Whatever specific contribution you seek to make in this country, our attorneys will give you the best chance at a successful result.

Diligent advocates meticulously represent high-achieving applicants

No matter how accomplished you are, it can be difficult to demonstrate your credentials to immigration authorities, especially when you are not familiar with the system. We serve as experienced guides for those applying for an Extraordinary Ability visa under one of the following categories authorized by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS):

  • Individuals of extraordinary ability — This type of visa is available to those who’ve attained national or international acclaim in the sciences, arts, athletics, education or business. You are not required to have a job offer within the United States in order to apply, but the documentary requirements are more stringent than other types of visa applications.
  • Outstanding professors and researchers — If you have been recognized internationally within your academic field over a period of at least three years, you can apply to enter the United States for comparable work at an American educational institution.
  • Multinational manager or executives — A manager or executive at a foreign company can be granted a visa to continue in that capacity while working for the same organization within the United States.

These applications involve subjective determinations and require detailed documentation, so skilled representation from a seasoned immigration attorney is crucial. You can trust our firm to provide the highest level of advice, advocacy and service in your employment visa matter. Firm partners Larry S. Rifkin and Tammy Fox-Isicoff have each earned AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell®, a recognition of their legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with their work.

Law firm representing workers who seek labor certification visas

For foreign citizens who have specific job skills, a set amount of immigrant visas are available under certain conditions. To obtain a labor certification visa, an employer must show that there are not enough available U.S. workers to fill your position. They must also demonstrate that hiring an immigrant worker will not negatively affect the salary or situation of American workers. We help applicants and employers with the requisite paperwork, including information on the relevant labor market.

Contact a skilled Florida immigration and visa attorney

Rifkin and Fox-Isicoff, P.A. represents clients worldwide in matters relating to U.S. immigration and visa applications. Please call 305-371-2777 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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