We provide a variety of immigration legal services companies and employees in specialty occupations and professions. The H-1B Visa for Specialty Occupations can be applied for initially in the annual lottery, by startup founders to work at their own companies, and by employers hiring a new employee who is transferring from another company. Extensions, amendments, and H-1Bs for employees to consult at client sites are also possible. Country-specific versions include the E-3 Visa for Certain Australian Professionals and H-1B1 Visas for Chileans and Singaporeans. Additional H visas include the H-2A Visa for Agricultural Workers, H-2B Visa for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers, and H-3 Visa for Nonimmigrant Trainees. Spouses and children can apply for the H-4 Visa for Skilled Worker Dependents, and some spouses are eligible for work permits for employment authorization.
Individuals from specific countries with which the United States has treaties of trade and commerce can apply for special visas to increase trade and investment. These include the E-1 Visa for Treaty Traders and the E-2 Visa for Treaty Investors. Essential employees can obtain visas as well. If you are currently in the United States in another nonimmigrant status you can apply to change your status to E-1 or E-2, or if you are already in this status you can apply for an extension.
Short-term visitors to the United States can obtain visas in their home countries to come for an initial period of up to six months. B-1 Visa for Visitors for Business may come temporarily to engage in business activities such as negotiations, board meetings, obtaining customer orders, and incorporating a new business. B-2 Tourist Visa for Visitors for Pleasure can come for tourism, rest, relaxation, medical treatments, and other purposes. If you are already in the United States you can apply to extend your B-1 or B-2 status, or you can apply to one of these statuses from another nonimmigrant status.
International students can come to the United States to further education using the F-1 Visa for Students. Certain programs of study can include one year of permission to work with the status of OPT Optional Practical Training for F-1 Students. Students who have pursued education in science, technology, education and math can work for an additional 24 months using the STEM OPT Extension for F-1 Students. If you’re in the United States in another nonimmigrant status, you can apply to change status to F-1. If you’ve gone out of F-1 status, you can apply for F-1 reinstatement.