Employment Visa Attorneys in New Bern
Experienced Assistance for Employment-Based Immigration Matters
Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants seek entrance to the United States in order to work. Though there are many employment-based visas available, there are also strict requirements that applicants must meet to successfully obtain one.
If you are seeking a visa for yourself or on behalf of a prospective employee, The E.A. Wood Law Firm can help. Our visa attorneys in New Bern represent clients in Craven County and around the world. We offer our services in English and Spanish for your convenience.
To learn more about your employment visa options, call us at (800) 611-0821 and schedule a consultation.
Types of Employment Visas for Immigrants
If you wish to permanently immigrate to the U.S. to work, you may be eligible for an employment-based immigrant visa, or green card. Per United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ cap, there are roughly 140,000 EB visas available each year.
The five categories of EB visas are based on preference and include:
- EB-1: For workers with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, or managers and executives working in multinational corporations with a U.S. branch
- EB-2: Professionals who have an advanced degree or exceptional ability and a job offer in the U.S.
- EB-3: For standard skilled or unskilled workers/professionals. You must have labor certification to qualify for an EB-3
- EB-4: For special immigrants, such as religious workers, broadcasters, translators, physicians, military members, and workers in international organizations
- EB-5: For foreign investors who make a $500,000 - $1 million investment that creates at least 10 full-time jobs.
Types of Employment Visas for Non-Immigrants
If you do not qualify for a permanent employment-based visa, you may still be able to obtain a non-immigrant visa to work. The E.A. Wood Law Firm has extensive experience representing professionals in their efforts to work temporarily in the U.S.
We help clients seeking:
- H-1B visas: For skilled professionals with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent who are filling a role in a specialty occupation.
- O-1 visas: For individuals with extraordinary ability as well as outstanding professors and researchers.
- R-1 visas: For religious workers taking on a role in a religious occupation in the U.S.
- E-1 and E-2 visas: Treaty traders can apply for an E-1 and treaty investors can apply for an E-2 if they meet the requirements
- L-1 visas: For intercompany transfers between a foreign company and its U.S. sister/parent/child company
- E-3 visas: For Australian professionals in specialty occupations
How Long Does It Take To Receive a Work Visa?
Employment based visa cases take some time because of the limit and cap in visa categories. The processing time varies on a case by case bases so it is difficult to predict. Some factors that affect the time of process are inaccuracies in forms and further evaluations in administrative processing. To prevent delay in your application it is important to have our New Bern immigration attorneys guide you through the documentation.
Get Help With the Work Visa Application Process
At E. A. Wood Law Firm, we have extensive experience helping clients seeking to immigrate to the United States. Whether you're applying for a family visa, investor visa, or student visa, the application process can be complex, and even small mistakes can have drastic consequences. This is why it is important to consult with an immigration attorney to understand which visa is best for your situation and ensure your employment-based visa application is complete.
Consult with our New Bern visa attorneys today – contact us online or at (800) 611-0821.
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Removal Proceedings Terminated Removal Proceedings
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