Given tightening U.S. restrictions, it is more important than ever to understand exactly which type of employment visa you will need to work in the U.S. In fact, getting a work permit is complicated. If it’s not done right the first time you could lose your job opportunity. So why go it alone?
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Whether you are in the U.S. studying, or you are a foreign national with a job offer or you’re simply just trying to understand visa options to work in the U.S., we can help. The Serotte Law team will find creative solutions to address your particular needs. We work with employers on intercompany transferees, executives with specialized knowledge, workers who need a clearer understanding of the H-1B lottery system as well as those who are exempt from the annual cap.
As you can see, there are many avenues to explore for working in the U.S. Let us partner with you so we can remove any hurdles you’re encountering and help you attain the right visa for your particular situation. With a direct focus on immigration law, the experienced team of advisors at Serotte Law will help open the door to career growth in the land of opportunity.
- E-1: Allows foreign nationals of a treaty nation to enter the U.S. solely to engage in international trade.
- E-2: Allows individuals of a treaty nation to work inside the U.S. based on an investment they will be controlling while in the U.S.
- E-3: Allows Australian citizens to temporarily work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation until completion of a work assignment.
- EB-5: Employment-based visa for owners of businesses or investment companies for investments that meet certain dollar limits and conditions.
- H-1B: Allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers with a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in a specific specialty.
- H-1B1: Allows citizens from Chile and Singapore to temporarily work in the U.S. until completion of a work assignment.
- L-1: For employees of an international company with offices in the U.S. and abroad; allows foreign workers to relocate to the U.S. location after certain terms are met.
- O-1: For individuals with extraordinary ability in various fields, such as science, business, athletics and arts.
- TN: Allows citizens of Canada and Mexico, as NAFTA professionals to work in the U.S. in prearranged activities for U.S. or foreign employers.
Employment-based green cards
We have significant experience in working with both employers and foreign nationals on employment-based (EB) green card strategies, including EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 “preference based” categories as well as EB-5 investors green cards. This includes Extraordinary Ability, multinational executives and managers, National Interest Waivers, and Outstanding Researchers and Professors. Even if you didn’t get picked in the H1-B lottery, or your six-year limit is coming to an end, we may still be able to develop a strategy for you.
We’ll start the process by partnering with you from your Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) to USCIS, all the way through the attainment of your green card. If your ultimate goal is U.S. citizenship, Serotte Law will work with you to open doors.
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With offices in Buffalo, New York, Silicon Valley and Toronto, Serotte Law is strategically located to support startup workers who want to live and prosper in the U.S. Our experienced team has seen it all when working to keep people in the country. We focus on making it happen for our clients so you can focus on what you came to this country to do, prosper and achieve long-term success.