Nonimmigrant Specialized Workers
For over twenty (20) years, our Attorneys have been working hand-in-hand with U.S. employers securing literally thousands of H-1B visa petitions. We have knowledgeably guided our clients through varying USCIS adjudication trends and changes effecting this coveted non-immigrant visa category. An H-1B employee must meet certain requirements, including a minimum bachelor-level education or its U.S. equivalent. As always, H-1B visas are in extremely high demand and subject to an annual lottery. A skilled immigration attorney is essential for navigating this highly competitive process.
This visa is for U.S. employers who want to transfer an executive or manager from an affiliated foreign office to a U.S. office. Foreign companies can also use the L visa to send an executive or manager to set up a new office in the U.S. The company must show that there is a qualifying relationship between the employee and foreign company, and that the employee will be doing business in the U.S. for the foreign company. Our team is very familiar with the L-1A process and our attorneys are happy to help companies of all sizes to assess their options.
This visa is for U.S. employers who want to transfer an employee with specialized knowledge from an affiliated foreign office to a U.S. office. Foreign companies can also use the L visa to send a specialized employee to help set up a new office in the U.S. The company must show that there is a qualifying relationship between the employee and foreign company, and that the employee will be doing business in the U.S. for the foreign company. Our team is very familiar with the L-1B process and our attorneys are happy to help companies of all sizes to assess their options.
This visa is intended for foreign nationals who have made extraordinary achievements in and contributions to their field. To qualify, O-1A applicants must show that they have reached the very top of their field, and that they are coming to the U.S. to continue their work in that field. O-1A visas require the applicant to provide substantial evidence of their extraordinary ability.
Nonimmigrant Specialized Workers
The E-3 visa is only available to Australian nationals. Similar to the H-1B, the E-3 allows Australian workers to come to the U.S. to work in specialty occupations. To qualify, the worker must have at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent and a body of knowledge and experience in a specialized field. Our attorneys are here to guide U.S. employers through E-3 applications.
The TN visa was created for qualifying Canadian and Mexican nationals to temporarily conduct business activities in the U.S. Importantly, the TN visa is not subject to an annual cap, and thus may become a valuable tool for an employer seeking a specialty occupation workers. The employee must have a pre-arranged position with a U.S. employer that requires a NAFTA professional, and the TN visa requirements are slightly different between Canada and Mexico. If the TN visa is right for your company, Hallett Immigration Law Group is familiar with the application process and we are happy to assist.
For Short-Term Business
This visa is only permitted for extremely limited business purposes, such as negotiating a contract or attending a conference on specific dates. Any productive or paid business activities require another suitable type of employment-based visa. This visa is under increased scrutiny and requires evidence of intent to return after a short period of time.
Employment-Based Green Card Options
If a company wants to offer a permanent employment opportunity in the U.S., the company can sponsor that employee for a green card. This is a complex, multi-step process that requires guidance by an experienced immigration attorney. For over twenty (20) years our attorneys have been processing employment-based immigration petitions from start to finish. We encourage you to schedule a consultation so that we may determine the best course of action for you or your company
- Foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics
- Foreign national who are outstanding professors or researchers
- Foreign nationals who are managers and executives subject to international transfer to the U.S
- Foreign nationals of exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business
- Foreign nationals who are advanced degree professionals
- Qualified alien physicians who will practice medicine in an underserved area of the U.S.
- Foreign national professionals with bachelor’s degrees (who do not qualify for a higher preference category)
- Foreign national skilled workers (with at least two years training and experience)