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Category: Work In The US

B-1/B-2 Visas: Visitors to the U.S.

Are you planning to visit the U.S. for a vacation, to attend a seminar or to visit relatives? If so, there are specific immigration provisions you should be aware of. Qualifying for a Visa Applicants for visitor visas must show that they qualify under provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The presumption in the […]

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Temporary Employment Visa Categories

Overview and Types of Visas (Classifications) The Immigration and Nationality Act provides several categories of nonimmigrant visas for a person who wishes to work temporarily in the United States. If you want to work in the U.S. temporarily, under immigration law, you need a specific visa based on the purpose of your travel and type […]

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Intent Matters – The issue of Dual-Intent and the Nonimmigrant Visa

All employment-based visas are considered nonimmigrant visas. This means that foreign workers in one of these categories enter the U.S. for a temporary period of time and their activity is restricted based on the provisions of their respective nonimmigrant visas. Nonimmigrants must generally represent that they will only stay in the U.S. for a temporary […]

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B-1 or Not B-1? THAT is the question

It can be difficult for foreign workers, who wish to come to the United States for business purposes, to understand when a B-1 Business Visitor Visa is sufficient and when Work Authorization is required. Working in the U.S. without the appropriate authorization can have life-long consequences. Therefore, a careful analysis of the work to be […]

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The O-1 Visa Overview

The O-1  visa is a nonimmigrant visa.  It is for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and who have been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.  To qualify for an O-1 visa, the […]

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Not A Specialized Worker? Alternative Employment Visa Categories

The H-1B visa is just one of various options available to foreign nationals seeking to work in the United States.  Our firm is well qualified to assist you in obtaining a visa in a category for which you are qualified, including these other frequently utilized categories: L-1 Nonimmigrant Visa: Intracompany Transferees The L-1 visa category applies […]

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William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008

On December 23, 2008, the President signed into law the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (WWTVPRA) of 2008.  The Act makes several changes to nonimmigrant visa classification criteria, visa processing requirements, and the ground for inadmissibility under INA section 212(a)(2)(H),  A Department of State cable to all Diplomatic and Consular Post was issued in June […]

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NAFTA Nonimmigrant Visas (TN and L-1): A Comparison

NAFTA Visas: A Comparison L-1 Status TN Status Summary Available to individuals who have been employed on a full-time basis by a foreign corporation outside of the U.S. for at least one year during the preceding three-year period in either a managerial, executive (L-1A), or specialized knowledge (L-1B) capacity.  Individual “transfers” to affiliated U.S. entity. […]

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