Immigration law is a complex and ever-changing area of law. As a result, it is crucial to work with a trusted lawyer specializing in K-3 visa cases who you can trust.
The K-3 visa allows spouses of US citizens to live together in the United States while their immigrant visa petitions are pending with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Family-based immigration allows individuals who are United States citizens or lawful permanent residents to sponsor their foreign spouses and children to obtain green cards. The process starts when the U.S. citizen or permanent resident files an I-130 petition for their family member.
After USCIS approves the I-130 petition, the beneficiary can apply for permanent residence with USCIS or at a US Embassy abroad. Depending on the preference category, the wait for a visa may be long.
Our firm is experienced in helping clients bring their fiances or spouses into the country through K-1 nonimmigrant visas, also known as Fiance (K) visas, and I-130 immigrant visas. We can also help clients through the adjustment of status and consular processing processes to become permanent residents.
E-1/E-2 Immigrant Visas
The E-1 and E-2 nonimmigrant visas allow individuals to work in the United States based on either (a) a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States and the country of origin of the individual, or (b) to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which a substantial amount of capital has been invested or is actively being invested. Our firm has extensive experience in assisting companies and entrepreneurs with E-visa applications.
We will guide you through the entire process, including completing online Department of State forms and paying required fees, and accompany you to your interview at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Contact us today to discuss your options. We can help you avoid delays and other potential problems.
Treaty Trader Visas
Treaty trader visas allow citizens of countries with which the United States maintains treaties to enter the U.S. to carry on international trade in services and technology. The trade must be substantial, and the person seeking the E-1 visa must either work in a supervisory or executive capacity or possess highly specialized skills essential to the efficient operation of the trading firm. The firm seeking the E-1 visa must be owned by persons with the nationality of the treaty country, or at least 50 percent of the company’s international trade must be between the United States and the treaty country.
Both the E-1 and the E-2 visas are nonimmigrant visas, which means that they are valid for only a limited amount of time. Our experienced attorneys can assist you in obtaining these important business visas.
Immigration processes often involve intricate paperwork that must be completed and submitted in compliance with strict standards. Whether you are seeking a nonimmigrant visa or want to gain lawful permanent residence, it is critical that your legal representation ensures that all forms are filled out properly.
ICE audits are on the rise, and employers must be prepared to face significant fines for not maintaining I-9 compliance. Our firm provides I-9 training and advice to businesses, and works with them to correct any errors that could trigger an ICE inspection or result in a penalty.
Spouses of US citizens who are waiting for their immigrant green card under the K-3 visa program can shorten the physical separation by filing to adjust their status from nonimmigrant to immigrant under the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). Contact our firm to learn more about this option and other strategies for gaining permanent residency.
Many companies rely on business immigration in order to fulfill their workforce needs. Generally, an employer will petition the US government to bring in employees on nonimmigrant or immigrant visas. Depending on the type of visa, the employee may work in the US for a limited period of time or permanently.
As the world becomes more interconnected, businesses often seek workers from around the globe in order to compete in a global marketplace. Similarly, foreign individuals who possess exceptional skills, talents, education or experience that are beneficial to the United States might be eligible to self-petition and sponsor themselves for a visa or green card. Many of these visas and green cards require meticulous documentation and adherence to strict standards. Consequently, it’s important to work with an experienced attorney when dealing with business immigration matters.