The E-1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows individuals from certain treaty countries to enter the United States for the
purpose of engaging in substantial trade.
Only nationals of countries that have signed a qualifying treaty of friendship, commerce, and navigation with the United States are eligible for the E-1 visa.
E-1 visa holders can enter and exit the United States freely during the visa validity period and are also allowed to bring their dependents,
including spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old.
The E-1 Visa provides protection for the intellectual property rights of foreign companies in the United States. This ensures that your innovations,
trademarks, and patents are properly safeguarded and protected.
To be eligible for an EB-1A visa, an applicant must demonstrate extraordinary ability in their respective field. This requires providing
extensive evidence of sustained national or international acclaim, surpassing what is typically expected in the field.
The EB-1A visa offers several advantages to qualified applicants, such as no requirement for a job offer or labor certification, and successful
EB-1A applicants may directly qualify for lawful permanent residence (green card status) in the United States.
Applicants must provide substantial evidence to establish their extraordinary ability, such as receiving major international
awards, membership in exclusive professional associations, published material about their work, and proof of high salary or remuneration.
EB-1A visas have a “current” priority date, meaning there is no backlog, resulting in faster processing times for applicants.
The EB-1C visa, also known as the Employment-Based First Preference Immigrant Visa, is designed for multinational
executives or managers who are employed by a foreign company and are being transferred to a U.S.-based affiliate, subsidiary, or branch of the same company.
Successful applicants may obtain lawful permanent resident status (green card) directly, without the need for a labor certification.
The EB-1C falls under the employment-based first preference category, which generally has a shorter waiting time for visa
availability compared to other preference categories.
Spouses and unmarried children under 21 years old can also obtain derivative visas and accompany the primary visa holder to the United States.
The EB-2 NIW visa is a category of employment-based immigrant visa in the United States. It allows foreign nationals with
exceptional abilities or advanced degrees to bypass the typical labor certification process.
Individuals seeking an EB-2 NIW visa must demonstrate exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. They must also prove that
their work is in the national interest of the United States.
Applicants for the NIW category can self-petition, meaning they do not need a job offer or employer sponsorship.
Successful EB-2 NIW visa holders can apply for permanent residency (green card) in the United States.
The EB-3 visa is an employment-based immigrant visa category in the United States. It is designed for skilled workers, professionals,
and other workers who seek permanent residency in the U.S.
The immediate family members (spouse and/or unmarried children under 21 years old) of the individual may also qualify for an EB-3 Visa. While in the United States, their
children can attend school, and their spouse can apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), granting them permission to work legally in the United States.
After meeting certain requirements, individuals can apply for an Adjustment of Status and obtain permanent residence in the United States.
As foreign national workers, they will have the assurance of working legally in the United States and will be protected by the country's labor laws.
The EB-5 Visa, also known as the Employment-Based Fifth Preference Visa, is an immigration program in the United States that offers a pathway to obtain a
green card (permanent residency) to foreign investors who make a qualifying investment in a new commercial enterprise.
Spouses and unmarried children under 21, also receive conditional permanent residency in the United States.
The applicant must invest in a U.S. business.
The individual must create, or maintain, at least 10 full-time jobs which can be filled by U.S. workers.
The H-2B visa is a nonimmigrant visa category that allows employers in the United States to hire foreign workers for temporary, non-agricultural jobs.
This visa program is designed to address temporary labor shortages in industries such as hospitality, construction, landscaping, and other seasonal or peak-load occupations.
The H-2B visa is specifically for temporary employment, which means that the job opportunity must be temporary or seasonal in nature.
Before filing a petition for H-2B workers, the employer must obtain a temporary labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
The H-2B visa program has a numerical cap, which means that there is a limit on the number of H-2B visas that can be issued each fiscal year.
The J-1 Visa is a non-immigrant visa issued by the United States government for exchange visitors participating in educational and cultural exchange programs.
It aims to promote international understanding and foster cultural exchange between the United States and other countries.
Eligible participants may include students, researchers, trainees, teachers, professors, and other individuals seeking to engage in an approved exchange activity.
The J-1 Visa offers several benefits to participants. These include the opportunity to study, work, teach, or receive training in the United States
while experiencing American culture and society firsthand.
Applicants needs to demonstrate an ability to cover expenses related to the program and the cost of living in the United States.
The O-1 Visa is a non-immigrant visa category granted by the United States to individuals with extraordinary ability in the fields of sciences, arts, education,
business, or athletics. It allows foreign nationals to temporarily work in the U.S. based on their exceptional skills and achievements.
To qualify for an O-1 Visa, applicants must demonstrate sustained national or international acclaim and recognition for their extraordinary abilities. They must provide
extensive documentation, such as awards, publications, media coverage, and expert testimonials, to support their claims of exceptional ability in their respective fields.
With the O-1 Visa, individuals can work legally in the U.S. for a specific employer or multiple employers, as long as the work is related
to their area of extraordinary ability.
The O-1 Visa application process involves submitting a petition to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with supporting evidence and documentation.