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WHY HIRE SPAR & BERNSTEIN FOR EMPLOYMENT IMMIGRATION?

Whether you are seeking employment in the United States or you are an employer wishing to sponsor foreign workers, our knowledgeable employment immigration lawyers can help. We’ll guide you through USCIS regulations and procedures and remove any obstacles that may be standing in your way.

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TEMPORARY (NONIMMIGRANT) WORKERS VS. PERMANENT (IMMIGRANT) WORKERS

In the United States, you are eligible to work as:

  • A temporary (Nonimmigrant) worker
  • A permanent (Immigrant) worker

Nonimmigrant workers are permitted to work in the country temporarily. Typically, the prospective employer files a nonimmigrant petition with USCIS.

Permanent workers are selected on the basis of their skills, education and experience and can live and work permanently in the US

IMMIGRANT (PERMANENT) EMPLOYMENT-SPONSORED VISAS

Immigrant visas and permanent employment sponsored visas to obtain a green card include:

Employer-Sponsored Visas

  • EB-1 Persons of extraordinary ability in sciences, art, education, business, or athletics. No employer or specific offer of employment is required.  
  • EB-1 Outstanding Professors and Researchers “who stand apart in the academic community through eminence and distinction based on international recognition”.
  • EB-1 Multinational Executives and Managers. 
  • EB-2 Professionals holding an advanced degree or equivalent who have a Labor Certification or who can demonstrate that their employment is in the National Interest.  A Labor Certification is also waived for exceptional ability aliens.
  • EB-2 Exceptional ability aliens in the sciences, arts, or business who will substantially benefit the national economy, cultural or educational interests, or welfare in the United States (Requires job offer)
  • EB-3 visas for skilled workers, professionals, or other workers
  • EB-4 visas for special immigrants including religious workers
  • EB-5 visas for immigrant investors

In all of the above, spouses and children under 21 years old are derivative beneficiaries and are entitled to the same benefits, including lawful residence status, as the primary beneficiary. 

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NONIMMIGRANT (TEMPORARY) EMPLOYMENT VISAS

Nonimmigrant or temporary employment visas include:

  • H-1B visas for employees in highly specialized fields
  • H-2A visas for temporary agricultural workers from designated countries
  • H-2B visas for temporary seasonal non-agricultural workers
  • H3 visas for educational and training opportunities
  • L1 visas for intracompany executives and managers
  • O1 visas for people with extraordinary abilities in science, arts, education, business or athletics
  • O2 visas for O1 visa holders’ assistants
  • O3 visas for O1 visa holders’ dependents
  • P visas for sports representatives, coaching teams and entertainment companies
  • R1 visas for temporary religious workers
  • I visas for journalists and foreign press who are visiting the U.S to work or take part in media activities

Treaty Trader And Investor Visas:

  • E1 visas for treaty traders
  • E2 visas for treaty investors

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ADDITIONAL NONIMMIGRANT VISA TYPES TO EXPLORE

Visitor Visas:

  • B1 visa for business visits
  • B2 visa for tourism purposes

Student Visas:

  • F1 visa for students
  • F2 visa for dependents of F1 visa holders
  • M1 visa for vocational purposes

Exchange Visitor Visas:

  • J1 visa for exchange program (study or work) visitors through the U.S Department of State
  • Q1 visa for cultural and employment exchange programs through the USCIS

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN EMPLOYMENT VISA

The steps to take to apply for an employment visa vary drastically based on your exact situation. Since every process is different and each case is unique, it’s important to contact an experienced employment immigration lawyer to determine the appropriate steps for application.

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