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L-1 VISA FAQ’s

L-1 VISA FAQ’s

Here are some of the most common questions that we receive about L-1 visas. For more in-depth and specific information about L-1 visas, please contact us to schedule a consultation or an assessment. What is an L-1 Visa? An L-1 visa is designed to allow people, who work in managerial positions or have specialized knowledge, to transfer locations while working…

Pathway to Green Card from an L-1A Temporary Visa to an EB-1C Permanent Residence Visa

Pathway to Green Card from an L-1A Temporary Visa to an EB-1C Permanent Residence Visa

Did you know that if you are in the U.S. on an L-1A work visa, as a manager or company executive, you can set yourself up to become eligible to get a Green Card through an EB-1C visa? Read on to learn more about this connected pathway between these two visas for managers and executives to get a Green Card!…

O-Visa Option for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

O-Visa Option for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

Did you know that you can sponsor yourself for an O-1 Visa through a company you own? Indeed, you can! Read more to learn the requirements and see if this is an option for you! What are the basics of an O-1 Visa? The O-1 Visa is a nonimmigrant visa for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, education,…

H-1B Visa Option for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

H-1B Visa Option for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

Did you know that if you own a company or are an entrepreneur, you can list yourself as the sponsor for your H-1B Visa? Indeed, you can! Read on to find out more about the requirements to self-petition. What are the basics of an H-1B Visa? An H-1B Visa is a temporary visa for professional workers in specialty occupations, such…

Extraordinary Ability Visas: EB-1 v. O-Visa

Extraordinary Ability Visas: EB-1 v. O-Visa

What is an “extraordinary ability” visa? An “extraordinary ability” visa is a visa for individuals who have 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 have been recognized nationally OR internationally for those achievements. There are two types of “extraordinary ability”…

O-Visa: Having an U.S. Agent Petitioner for Multiple Employers or Foreign Employer

O-Visa: Having an U.S. Agent Petitioner for Multiple Employers or Foreign Employer

If you have multiple employers for your O-Visa petition, which is often the case for artists, or a foreign employer, having an U.S. agent for an O-Visa can be very helpful. In the case of multiple employers, where one employer might not want to take on the responsibilities of petitioning for you while you are also employed by other employers,…

The National Interest Waiver (NIW)

The National Interest Waiver (NIW)

Applicants seeking a national interest waiver are requesting that the PERM Labor Certification process be waived for the EB-2 and Eb-3 Visas because it is in the best interest of the United States. National interest waivers are granted to those who have met one of the advanced degree or exceptional ability standards AND whose employment in the United States would…

PERM Labor Certification Process for EB-2 and EB-3 Visa Applicants

PERM Labor Certification Process for EB-2 and EB-3 Visa Applicants

Both the EB-2 and EB-3 Visa require that the Employer undergo the PERM Labor Certification Process (An exception can only be made with a National Interest Waiver) to obtain a labor certification in order to apply for the EB-2 or EB-3 visa. The PERM Labor Certification process is where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requires the employer to “test…

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