Employment-Based Immigration

Employment-Based Immigration

What is it?

Employment-based immigration encompasses a wide variety of opportunities to come work temporarily or seek lawful permanent residency.

Common Types:

How we can help

Powers Law Group PC can help your company determine which type of visa is the best for your employees. To speak with an experienced lawyer about your employment immigration concerns, call Powers Law Group, P.C. at(713) 589-2085.

For more information, contact our immigration lawyers and asylum attorneys.

Success Stories

L-1A Executive August 2017:
change of status for client from Mexico from TN approved
E-2 Investor August 2017:
approved for a Turkish client
L-1A extension August 2017:
approved in 4 days with premium processing
L-1A New Office Extension July 2016:
Approved in 15 days with premium processing.
NIW (National Interest Waiver) May 2016:
Approved in less than a month without premium processing!
L-1A Multinational Manager Transfer April 2016:
Petition approved within 15 days with premium processing.
E-2 Canada March 2016:
Consular processing approval without request for evidence.
O-1 Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement October 2015:
Petition approved without request for evidence in 2 weeks!
L-1A Multinational Manager Transfer October 2015:
Petition approved in 7 days
L-1B Intra-Company Transfer
of Specialized Knowledge Alien Approved in One month October 2015
L-1A Multinational Manager Transfer June 2015:
Petition approved in 10 days!
E-2 Treaty Investor Visa June 2015:
Approved at the consulate.
H-1B Non-Immigrant Worker Petition May 2015:
Subject to the CAP approved in one month!
Multiple TN NAFTA Professional Visas October 2014:
Approved at the Port of Entry!
H-1B Non-Immigrant Worker September 2014:
Change of Employer Petition approved in 10 days!
I-140 Approval – January 2013 –
Approval with premium processing in 1 week!
L-1A Multinational Manager Transfer
for a Start-up Company Approved in less than a month! July 2015
L-1B Intra-Company Transfer
of Specialized Knowledge Alien Approved in 10 days April 2015
L-1A Multinational Manager Transfer October 2015:
Petition approved in 7 days

Temporary employment-based visas include:

H-1B visa Specialty occupation:

The H-1B visa allows U.S. employers foreign professionals to work in the U.S. in professional or specialty occupation positions.

L-1A visa Intracompany Transferee:
L-1A visas allow U.S. companies with affiliated foreign offices to transfer employees in executive or managerial positions to the U.S. for up to 7 years.
L-1B visa: Specialized Knowledge Intracompany Transferee:
L-1B visas allow U.S. companies with affiliated foreign offices to transfer employees with specialized knowledge to work in the U.S.
E -1 & E-2 Visas: Treaty Trader or Treaty Investor
The E-1 and E-2 non-immigrant visas are granted to citizens of foreign countries that have a treaty commerce and navigation, or a bilateral investment treaty providing for non-immigrant entries with the U.S.
E-3 Australian Professionals :
The E-3 non-immigrant visa is granted to Australian Citizens.
TN visa: Treaty Nafta Visa for Mexican and Canadian professionals
The TN visa allows for Mexican and Canadian nationals to come to the U.S. and work temporarily in a certain professions which have been identified by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) such as accountants, computer system analysts, management consultant, geophysicists, and engineers.
O visa: Persons of Extraordinary Ability
The O-1 visa is available to individuals who hold extraordinary ability in certain fields, including the sciences, the arts, education, business, or athletics. The applicant must have been recognized nationally or internationally for their achievements in their field.
P visa: Entertainers, Athletes, artists and cultural exchange workers
P visas are available to entertainers, athletes, artists and cultural exchange workers to come temporarily in the US to perform in their field.
R-1 visa: Religious Worker visas
The R-1 visa allow for a religious worker to come and work temporarily in the US for a non-profit religious organization as a minister or in a religious capacity.
B-1 in lieu of H-1B
:This classification allows employee of a foreign company to enter in the U.S. to work temporarily for a short time for the affiliate U.S. Company. The foreign employee must occupy a professional occupation (which requires at least the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree). Also, the foreign employee can only be paid by the foreign company and must comply with other B-1/B-2 requirements.
F-1 Student Visa
:This classification allows a foreign national to enter the U.S. to study at the Institution of Higher Education. Students are allowed to seek Curricular Practical Training (CPT) while they are completing their study program. They can also obtain the Optional Practical Training (OPT) after completion of their studies.
J-1 Trainee Visa
This classification allows exchange visitor who has a foreign degree or a professional certificate and at least one year of prior related experience to obtain training for up to 18 months with a U.S. company.
H-2A Visa
: this classification allows employers to hire temporary agricultural workers.
H-2B Visa
: this classification allows employers to hire a temporary worker for a period of less than one year.

Permanent employment-based immigrant visas include:

A Foreign National may receive a Lawful Permanent Resident card which is commonly referred to as a “green card” through his or her employment. In a few words, a U.S. company must sponsor the Foreign National either for a position that the person already holds or for a new position. These are broken into preference categories.
To speak with an experienced lawyer about your employment immigration concerns, call Powers Law Group, P.C. at (713) 589-2085.

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