At the Law Offices of Jonathan A. Bartell, LLC, we have helped hundreds of individuals to obtain employment visas to the United States from around the world. Whether you are a large corporation seeking to bring an individual to the United States for the purpose of employment or you are an international business seeking to transfer an employee to the U.S., we can help. Our firm has the skill and experience that you need on your side. Our Ohio employment visa lawyer can provide you with answers and guidance throughout the process.
It is important for you to understand the various kinds of visas and which will best suit your needs in your situation. If you are seeking to employ a specific individual for a temporary period of time, then you may benefit from the H-1B visa. This allows an individual to work for a specific employer, in a specified job opening for a limited time. An H-2B visa is also a temporary visa, but is for a more general employment setting. These are often sought by employers seeking workers for construction sites, manufacturing, food service and others.
Types Of Employment Visas
If you are a foreign national seeking employment in the United States, you may benefit from understanding the various visa options you have. Employment and treaty visas can have subtle differences depending on your specific situation. A knowledgeable attorney can help you understand the significance of the different categories.
- E-1 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country (see list below) to be admitted to the United States solely to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf. These individuals are often referred to as E-1 Treaty Traders.
- E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows for a national of a treaty country (see list below) to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business. These individuals are commonly referred to as E-2 Treaty Investors.
- EB-1 visas are for priority workers. This can include people with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational managers.
- EB-2 visas are for workers who hold advanced degrees (beyond bachelor's), and those of exceptional ability.
- EB-3 visas are for skilled workers (those whose job requires at least two years of training), professionals (job requires a degree) and unskilled workers.
- EB-4 visas are reserved for some certain special immigrants. There are many subcategories that fall under this preference; some may include broadcasters, religious ministers and others.
- EB-5 visas are for immigrant investors. Those who wish to qualify for this visa must invest between $500,000 and $1,000,000 in a U.S. commercial enterprise, and it must create at least 10 new full-time jobs for U.S. citizens, other than the investor and their family.
Currently, the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation with several countries.
As treaties might change, it is wise to contact our firm or visit the U.S. State Department's website to ensure up-to-date information.
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