Field lawyers advise corporate clients and individuals on the available non-immigrant and immigrant visas. We advise clients on immigration policy changes, compliance with immigration laws and general best practices when working or visiting the United States. Our inbound US immigration services include:
- L1A/B visas (Intra Company Transfers)
- E1/2 visas (Investor/Treaty trader visas)
- TN visas (Professionals)
- H-1B Specialty Occupation
- Business visitors
- Inadmissibility Waivers
- Athletes, Artists or Performer visas
- Extraordinary Ability
- Dependent visas and work permits
- Green Cards
- Employment Based
- PERM Applications
- Marriage Based
- Naturalization Applications
- Assisting employers in developing best practices, policies and plans to ensure compliance with immigration law and evolving immigration policy.
Do I need a visa to enter the United States?
The US has different requirements for entry depending on an individual's nationality. Many countries require a visa stamp issued prior to travel. Other countries are required to obtain “ESTA”, an approval through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization, also known as the Visa Waiver Program. A list of ESTA countries can be found by clicking here.
Do I need a work visa to work in the United States?
Likely, yes. Most work authorization for the US is employer specific and requires your employer to be involved with the application. Generally our immigration team can provide an initial assessment of work permit options and work with you and your employer on an application.
How do I apply for a student visa?
Usually, the post-secondary institution will have an international student department that will assist in preparing all the paperwork needed.
What is a Green Card?
A Green Card is also known as Permanent Residency in the United States. A Green Card allows an individual to live and work in the US permanently.