Our immigration practice is dedicated to advising foreign-based companies and their executives or managers regarding all aspects of business immigration matters.

Non-Immigrant Visas (Work Visas)

There are several classifications of non-immigrant’s visas, among the most common ones, are the following:

a. Extraordinary ability or achievement (O Visa): This category of visa applies to persons who possess extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business and sports, or extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television fields, demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim to work in their field of expertise.

b. Executives and Managers (L-1A Visa): This category of visa applies to employees in a high-level executive or managerial capacity in a foreign company, to be transferred to establish a subsidiary or branch in the United States.

c. Treaty Investors (Visa E-2): This category of visa applies to persons from countries maintaining a bilateral trade agreement with the United States. The applicant for this visa needs to travel to the United States to carry out a business or to develop or direct the operations of a company in which the person has invested or is actively in the process of investing, an important capital.

d. Specialty occupation (Visa H-1B): This category of visa applies to professional workers who are employed by U.S. companies in specialty occupations. Part of the approval process conducted by the Immigration Service for this visa requires that the prospective employer submits a labor condition application to the U.S. Department of Labor. This category of visa has limited quotas.