TN: Temporary non-immigrant status for Canadian or Mexican nationals in specified occupations.
H-1B: Temporary non-immigrant status for individuals in a specialty occupation. The most common non-immigrant work visa it is job and location-specific. The initial H-1B is typically subject to the H-1B quota also known as the H-1B cap. Contact our office today for further details, if you’re considering sponsoring an individual who may be working pursuant to OPT.
E-3: Temporary non-immigrant status that is employer and location-specific for individuals with Australian nationality.
L-1: Non-immigrant status for two categories of intra-company transfers, managers/executives and employees with specialized knowledge.
J-1: Visitor exchange visa.
O-1: Non-immigrant status for individuals of extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
P-1/P-2/P-3: Internationally-recognized athletes, artists, entertainers.
R-1: Non-immigrant status for certain religious workers.
Labor Certification: Often the first step in a three-step process to obtain permanent residency on behalf of a foreign national employee.
Extraordinary Ability Petitions: The first step in a two-step permanent residency/green card process for individuals with extraordinary ability in specific fields. This is an option for consideration for individuals that have risen to the very top of their field, but cannot be sponsored by their employers for a green card.
Outstanding Researcher or Professor Petitions: The first in a two-step permanent residency/green card process for individuals serving as professors or researchers that have gained international recognition for outstanding achievements in their field.
National Interest Waiver Petitions: The first step in a two-step permanent residency/green card process for individuals whose work , on balance has instrinsic merit and value to the United States. This is often a good option for international postdocs or individuals that cannot be sponsored by their employers for a green card. Self-petition is an option.
EB-2/EB-3 Immigrant Petitions: The second step for individuals in the three-step process of filing for permanent residency/green card. While officially called the immigrant petition, it is often referred to as EB2 or EB3.
Permanent Residency Filings: Also referred to as a green card application. This is the final step to obtain permanent residency in the United States. Due to quotas and limitations, individuals will sometimes have to wait to file their permanent residency/green card application until there is availability in their category.
Naturalization Applications: Also known as an application for citizenship, this application allows permanent residents of the United States that have met all requirements to file for U.S. citizenship.
Form I-9 Auditing and Compliance: Form I-9 Auditing and Compliance is a growing area of concern for many employers, as random I-9 auditing increases around the country. Our law office assists employers and their HR departments in reviewing Form I-9 compliance and retention requirements, developing I-9 best practices, performing I-9 audits, and where needed our firm negotiates compliance with Form I-9 audits initiated by the government.