New Bern Employment Visa Attorneys
Experienced Assistance in Employment Immigration Matters
Every year, hundreds of thousands of immigrants seek entrance to the United States to work. Though there are many employment visas available, there are also strict requirements that applicants must meet to successfully obtain one.
If you are seeking a visa for yourself or 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.
Types of Employment Visas for Immigrants
Those seeking to permanently immigrate to the U.S. for work may be eligible for a green card. Per United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ cap, there are roughly 140,000 EB visas available each year.
The five preference categories of EB visas include:
- EB-1: 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: Skilled (minimum two years experience) and unskilled (can fill positions requiring less than two years of training) workers as well as professionals (of professions requiring the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree)
- EB-4: Special immigrants, such as religious workers, broadcasters, translators, physicians, military members, and workers in international organizations
- EB-5: Foreign investors who make a $500,000 - $1 million investment that creates at least 10 full-time jobs.
EB-2 and EB-3 visas both require a labor of certification approval from the Department of Labor.
Types of Employment Visas for Non-Immigrants
If you do not qualify for a permanent 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 foreign workers seeking:
- H-1B visas: Skilled professionals with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent who are filling a role in a specialty occupation.
- O-1 visas: Individuals with extraordinary ability as well as outstanding professors and researchers.
- R-1 visas: 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: Intercompany transfers between a foreign company and its U.S. sister/parent/child company
- E-3 visas: 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 numerical limit and cap in visa categories. The processing time varies on a case by case bases so it is difficult to predict. However, visas are generally issued according to the priority date of the application, or the date that USCIS received your petition.
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 lawyers 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. Even small mistakes can have drastic consequences.
This is why it is important to consult with an immigration attorney when immigrating based on employment. An attorney can help you understand which visa is best for your situation and ensure your visa application is complete.
Consult with our New Bern attorneys on your employment visa options today – contact us online or at (800) 611-0821.
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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.