Immigration & Criminal Defense Attorneys
NONIMMIGRANT EMPLOYMENT VISAS IN SALT LAKE CITY
Salt Lake City Immigration Attorney Assists Employers
At Keen Law Offices, LLC, we help our clients navigate the considerable complexities of the United States immigration legal system. With more than a decade of experience, we have the skill and legal knowledge necessary to get results in even the most challenging cases. We understand how important it is for the health and expansion of your business to be able to fill vital employment positions in a timely manner. Rather than placing the success of your enterprise at the mercy of bureaucrats at the State Department or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, come to us for dedicated representation throughout the process.
Temporary Employment Visas for Salt Lake City
Hiring a Salt Lake City immigration attorney prior to moving forward with attempting to help current or prospective employees apply for work visas can make an enormous difference in the final outcome of the situation. For example, your lawyer may be able to help you expedite the process of obtaining labor certification from the Department of Labor, as is required for many types of temporary nonimmigrant employment visas. Additionally, we can help you and the employees prepare the paperwork and ensure that you do not make any of the common errors that could cause the applications to be denied. Our team handles cases involving all types of nonimmigrant work visas, including:
The H category of nonimmigrant visas allows certain types of employees to legally enter, remain and work in the United States. The H-1B visa is for people working in “specialty occupations,” such as those that require a higher-education degree or engagement in government-to-government research and development. Spouses of H-1B visa holders may accompany them on the H-4 visa. The H-2A visa is provided for employees performing temporary or seasonal agricultural work and is only available to citizens of certain countries. H-2B visas are similar to the H-2A visa but are for nonagricultural workers.
With the L-1A visa, an executive or manager of a multinational corporation can transfer from offices abroad to a location within the United States. This type of visa enables companies to facilitate their expansion activities by assigning the ideal employee to the positions where they are required. Spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21 years may accompany the holder of an L-1 visa by obtaining an L-2 visa.
Under the terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), citizens of Canada and Mexico are eligible under certain circumstances to apply for nonimmigrant visas so that they can enter and remain in the United States for commercial or employment purposes, provided that they have already made arrangements with the employer in the U.S. Only certain professions are included on the list of eligible types of work for this visa.
Individuals of “extraordinary ability or achievement” in the sciences, arts, education, business, athletics or the motion picture or television industry may apply for the O visa. There are several different types of O visa, depending on the nature of the individual’s abilities and achievements and whether he or she is the primary applicant or plans to accompany as a spouse or child.
Citizens of countries with which the United States maintains treaties of commerce and navigation are eligible to apply for the E-1 treaty trader or E-2 treaty investor visa. These nonimmigrant visas allow the holder to come to the U.S. for the purposes of engaging in certain types of trade or investment, and there are strict requirements concerning the volume and nature of commercial activity involved.
Speak with a Salt Lake City Immigration Lawyer Now
Do not hesitate to call us now to discuss your situation and learn about how our team can assist you. We take the time to review all of your needs and expectations in order to determine what type of visa will be most suitable to meet your requirements, followed by taking immediate action to get started on the case. Contact us today.