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Work Visas

Employment-Based Immigration Lawyer Fighting for You

Immigration laws in the United States can be complicated, making it difficult for individuals and families to relocate to America. At Gallardo Immigration Law, we work tirelessly for our clients who have found themselves facing complex immigration law challenges. If you are unsure of where to turn regarding an immigration concern in the United States, a work visa attorney at Gallardo Immigration Law is here to help.

Types of Work Visas

When immigrating to the United States, there are many different types of visas available. A visa is essentially a pass that allows someone to enter and remain in a country for a specified period of time and for a specified reason. Below are some of the most common types of visas immigrants seek when relocating to the United States

Temporary Work Visas

A temporary work visa is a visa that allows you to live and work in the United States for a certain period of time. During your time living in America under a work visa, you are afforded certain rights, particularly in the workplace. The right to a safe work environment and the right to seek counsel from a labor union or immigrant advocacy group are also available to individuals who are in America on a work visa.

Below are several types of work visas that our immigration law firm can help you with:

H-1B Visa (Specialty Occupation) 

An H-1B visa is issued to foreign workers coming to the United States to provide specialized knowledge. In general, you must possess a Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education or prove relevant work experience in order to qualify for an H-1B visa.

H-2B Visa (Non-Agricultural Temporary Workers)

An H-2B visa is offered to individuals who are seeking non-agricultural work in the United States for a temporary period of time. In general, someone who is granted an H-2B visa will be offered up to three years of residency in America. After the three-year period expires, it may be possible to extend your visa.

L-1 Visa (Temporary Intracompany Transferees)

Depending on your home nation, you may be able to enter the United States on an L-1 visa. This is a temporary visa granted to workers who are part of international companies when there is a need for the worker to relocate to a United States office for a short period of time.

O-1 Visa (Extraordinary Ability Individuals)

An O-1 visa is issued to workers who have demonstrated extraordinary abilities in science, business, art, athletics and several other areas of life. This type of visa may be used for actors filming a movie in the United States or visiting notable scientists working on an important project.

TN Visa (NAFTA Professionals)

A TN visa is reserved exclusively for citizens of Canada and Mexico. Because of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the United States has special relationships with its neighbors to the north and south. A TN visa is still a temporary work visa, and there are some differences in how Mexican citizens must obtain a TN visa compared to Canadian citizens.

Permanent Work Visas

Obtaining a permanent work visa in the United States may be a pathway to citizenship. A permanent visa also comes with fewer restrictions than a temporary or guest-worker visa. We offer assistance to individuals who feel they are qualified to apply for permanent visas, and our goal is to make the process simple from start to finish.

Below are some permanent work visa options in the United States:

Employment-Based Green Card

The United States offers certain foreign workers access to employment-based green card programs. These are available to so-called “priority workers”. If you are granted this status, you typically do not need to acquire a worker certification. Below are the different types of employment-based green card visas available:

  • EB-1 Visa
  • EB-2 Visa
  • EB-3 Visa
  • EB-4 Visa
  • EB-5 Visa

This class of green card programs are generally reserved for individuals who can show that they have qualities that can contribute to the United States. Investors, skilled professionals and those with advanced degrees may all qualify for employment-based green cards. If you believe that you qualify for an employment-based green card, our immigration attorneys can help you through the application and approval processes.

Guiding Individuals Through the Work Visa Process

At Gallardo Immigration Law, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of those who want to immigrate to America. We provide guidance and counsel to immigrants seeking work visas because we believe in the abilities of all peoples across the world.

Initial Consultation and Assessment

During your initial confidential consultation and assessment, you’ll have the chance to speak with one of our work visa attorneys who will listen to your story. We care about the personal lived experiences of our clients. Based on your consultation, we can advise you as to the next steps you should take to move forward with the visa process.

Work Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Our attorneys also help our clients put together the requirements necessary for the visa application process. Some things we consider include:

  • Educational Qualifications
  • Job Offer and Sponsorship
  • Labor Certification Process
  • Extraordinary Ability Criteria

Our goal is to make the foreign worker visa application and approval processes as easy as possible for you. We work closely and confidentially with you to ensure you receive fair treatment during the visa application process.

Document Collection and Review

Before submitting your application, we review all of your documents and provide guidance if more documentation is required. Having the right documents included with your application may improve the odds that your visa will be processed without delay.

Application Preparation and Submission

Our attorneys can also help you fill out and submit your application. We understand the timing and requirements for different types of applications, and we help our clients put their best foot forward.

Communication with USCIS and Other Agencies

If and when communication is required with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or other government agencies, our attorneys handle the details. We advise our clients in complex legal situations to navigate the immigration system and the requirements of various immigration agencies.

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Developing an Effective Strategy for a Successful Work Visa Application

The process of filling out and filing your application for a work visa requires attention to detail and a full understanding of the laws that govern American immigration. Your application may be the difference between admittance and denial, so it pays to work with a trusted legal partner.

At Gallardo Immigration Law, we provide comprehensive employment based immigration services to support your application, including:

  • Building a Strong Case and Highlighting Qualifications
  • Addressing Potential Weaknesses or Concerns
  • Demonstrating Genuine Intent and Compliance
  • Utilizing Legal and Regulatory Knowledge
  • Meeting Deadlines and Filing Requirements
  • Overcoming Request for Evidence (RFE)

You don’t have to fight alone when seeking an employment visa in the USA. Our work visa law firm is ready to help you today!

What Else Can Our Work Visa Attorneys Do for You?

In addition to helping our clients navigate the visa selection and application processes, our attorneys provide additional assistance to foreign workers facing visa challenges. Some of our legal services include:

Renewing a Work Visa

The process of renewing a work visa can sometimes be as complicated as applying for one. An employment based immigration lawyer at Gallardo Immigration Law can help you through the renewal process to raise the odds of getting approved.

Extending Work Visa Duration

A temporary employment visa in the USA may be able to be extended under certain circumstances. Our immigration attorneys can examine the specifics of your case and provide guidance to improve your odds of being granted an extension of your temporary work visa.

Changing Employers or Job Positions

After being granted a work visa in the U.S., you may find it necessary to change jobs or employers. This can complicate your status as an immigrant or guest worker. Our work visa attorneys can provide guidance and counsel to ensure you are given fair treatment under U.S. immigration laws in these situations.

Addressing Work Visa Denials and Appeals

Although having your visa application denied can be disheartening, you can count on an employment based immigration lawyer at Gallardo Immigration Law to fight for you. We handle immigration cases involving visa denials and appeals to assist our clients in receiving the outcome they deserve.

Work Visa Attorneys: Advocates for Foreign Workers’ Rights

If you’ve found yourself fighting a battle over your employment visa in the USA, contact the immigration attorneys at Gallardo Immigration Law. We ensure fair treatment and equal opportunities for foreign workers. We also represent workers who have faced discrimination and unlawful practices in the workplace. When you partner with our work visa immigration firm, you get legal counsel from attorneys who advocate for workers’ legal protection.

To schedule your consultation with an employment based immigration attorney, call us today. You can also reach our offices online through our convenient contact form to schedule your confidential consultation.

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