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Employment Visa Attorneys in New Bern

Your Trusted Guide through the Visa Application Process

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.

Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

If you wish to permanently immigrate to the U.S. to work, you may be eligible for an employment-based immigrant visa. 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.

Employment-Based Non-Immigrant Visas

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

Consult with our New Bern visa attorneys today – contact us online or at (800) 611-0821.

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    “Elizabeth Wood has been so thorough and has exceeded my expectations. I have worked with other lawyers in the Jacksonville/New Bern area and she has made my Immigration process go by quick and smooth ...”

    - Brenda S.
  • I could not have completed the immigration of my wife without her. 5/5 stars on her services.

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Real People, Real Results

  • Permanent Residence Card Obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals to Lawful Permanent Resident to Citizenship

    One of our DACA clients later applied and received his lawful permanent residence card and just recently became a U.S. Citizen.

  • Extension of E2 Visa Approved Employment Visas

    A manufacturer in Eastern North Carolina needed help with one of their key employees from Germany. They required an extension of their E2 visa.

  • Obtained Citizenship Naturalization

    We worked with the client to improve their reading and writing in English. After several months they were able to re-take the civics test and passed.

  • Removal Proceedings Terminated Removal Proceedings

    Judge agreed with our opinion and terminated her removal proceedings. This allowed us to apply for her lawful permanent residence card. We are happy to report that she received her card in January 2019.

  • Permanent Residence Card Obtained Violence Against Women Act

    We were able to assist him in getting his lawful permanent residence card and in 5 years he will be able to apply for citizenship.