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Assisting Clients with Short & Long-Term Work Visas in the U.S.
Whether you wish to stay and work for just a short time or you are interested in long-term employment in the United States, you must obtain an employment visa in order to live and work in the U.S. There are several different types of employment-based visas for various situations such as attending a work-related conference, running your own business or franchise, or pursuing lawful permanent residency in the U.S., our San Francisco employment visa attorneys can help.
Our Immigration Lawyers for Work Visas
Our San Francisco employment immigration attorney have more than 45 combined years of legal experience and have focused our practice on employment immigration matters for decades. Our team of employment visa lawyers understands the complexities involved in obtaining a work visa and can help you navigate the system. We understand how to navigate the work visa process throughout the United States. Going through this process alone can be difficult, but having a team behind you will make a difference in your case.
Need an employment-based visa? To schedule an initial consultation with our firm, call (415) 300-2144 or fill out a contact form to get in touch with our experienced employment visa attorneys.
What Is an Employment Visa?
An employment visa allows employers to petition and hire foreign nationals for particular job for a limited duration. They are typically issued to skilled professionals who are usually appointed by companies and organizations.
How to Qualify for a Work Visa in the United States?
To be eligible for an employment-based visa, you must first have your employer or prospective employer sponsor you and you must fall under one of the five categories.
The five categories for employment-based visas include:
- Priority Workers (EB-1) – Includes workers that fall into one or more subcategories: people with extraordinary ability (typically in the arts, science, medicine, or similar field), multinational executives/managers, and notable researchers/professors
- Workers with Advanced Degrees or Extraordinary Ability (EB-2) – Includes individuals who have obtained a level of education that exceeds a bachelor’s degree, have at least five years of relevant experience or demonstrate exceptional ability in their field
- Skilled and Unskilled Workers (EB-3) – Includes workers who have at least two years of relevant experience, as well as professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) but do not meet EB-2 preference requirements.
- Special Immigrants (EB-4) – Typically includes unusual cases in which an immigrant does not fall into any of the other employment-based visa categories, including but not limited to religious workers, retired workers who were employed by international organizations, and others
- Immigrant Investors (EB-5) – Includes foreign investors who invest in U.S. businesses that employ at least 10 U.S. workers or indirectly create at least 10 jobs for U.S. citizens; generally, investments must be at least $1 million, though certain exceptions apply
Our San Francisco employment-based visa attorneys can help you with any of these categories. We have helped thousands of clients with a wide variety of employment and business visa issues, and we are prepared to assist you throughout the process.
Contact our work visa lawyers at (415) 300-2144 to request a consultation today.
What Is an H1B Visa?
The Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden also provide legal assistance with H1B visas, which are non-immigrant or temporary worker visas that allow companies in the United States to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Because of the scrutiny petitions for H1B visas undergo, it is vital to make sure there are no errors during the application process. Benefit from the expertise of our San Francisco H1B visa attorneys to give you an even better chance of approval.
Why Hire an Employment Visa Attorney?
Employment immigration laws are highly complex. The processes involved generally vary from one case to the next. For this reason, it’s wise to enlist the assistance of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the process.
At the Law Offices of Shamieh, Shamieh & Ternieden, we provide personalized legal representation and dedicated, one-on-one assistance throughout the process. We can assist you with submitting the required paperwork, attending necessary hearings, making payments, and meeting applicable deadlines.
Our employment immigration attorney in San Francisco help immigrants from around the world obtain employment-based visas. Call our work visa lawyers at (415) 300-2144 to request a consultation today.
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