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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Bronx Immigration Attorneys
Our Bronx immigration attorneys & lawyers can help you or your company secure a work visa for business-related matters, such as advising you on obtaining a short-term visa for business trip or a work visa that will allow an employee or executive work within the United States or abroad for an extended period of time.
Some of the types of visas that the Bronx immigration attorneys on UpCounsel have helped clients obtain include: H-1B visas, which is for temporary employment in specialty occupations, O-1 visas, where an individual possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, L-1, which is for employees of an international company with offices in both the United States and abroad, E-2 visa, which is for investors, along with several other popular work visas.
Whether you or your company requires advice on obtaining a work visa for an executive, employee, or foreign national in regards to U.S. immigration or matters abroad such as: visitor visas, employee work visas, legal permanent residence (green cards), investor visas, and citizenship - our immigration attorneys can help you throughout the entire process.
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What Is an E-2 Visa?
The E-2 visa allows a citizen of a foreign country to enter the United States to finance and manage a business.
What Are the Features of an E-2 Visa?
People describe the E-2 visa as the next best thing to citizenship, since unlimited extensions are possible. A person with an E-2 visa can live in America for the rest of their life.
The holder of an E-2 visa can stay in the United States as long as they run the company listed on their application. Unlike most visas, the E-2 visa has no true expiration date. The holder doesn't have to keep a home in a foreign country, either.
The first visa lasts for up to five years, but the recipient can ask for extensions over and over agai
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What is a Labor Condition Application?
The Labor Condition Application (LCA) is a form employers must file with the United States Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) on behalf of employees applying for a nonimmigrant H-1B, H-1B1 (Singapore and Chile) or E-3 (Australia) work visa.
Employers submit Form ETA 9035/9035E to apply. If approved, the LCA is valid for up to three years of employment (two years for E-3).
What are an Employer’s Requirements for an LCA?
The main purpose of an LCA is for employers to attest to the employment details of H-1B, H-1B1 and E-3 applicants. The Department of Labor requires employers maintain documentation supporting that the following four main labor conditions have been met:
- Wages and benefits. Employers must provide nonimmig
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What Is the Green Card Lottery?
The green card lottery is an annual program where the government awards 50,000 visas to people from diverse backgrounds.
One thing many people don’t realize about getting a green card to live and work in the United States is that not everyone who applies, even with an exceptional application, gets approved. There are only 50,000 green cards available every year to those from other nations whose immigration rates to the U.S. have traditionally been low. These visas are granted through a computer lottery.
The DV, or Diversity Visa, lottery program was first established by the Immigration Act of 1990. The purpose is to favor nations that send the fewest immigrants to the U.S. The official name is the Diversity Immigrant
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What Is the USCIS Visa Bulletin?
USCIS Visa Bulletin is a monthly publication put out by The United States Department of State (DOS) that contains information on the number of available immigrant visas. It is also called the "immigration backlog" since it refers to the number of people who have applied to immigrate to the country.
In November 2014, the DOS began working with USCIS to make sure that all visa recipients are authorized by Congress and eligible to receive visas. Another reason the DOS works with USCIS on the visa bulletin is to determine when visas are available to those seeking to immigrate during the fiscal year.
The U.S. limits the number of foreign nationals who can immigrate to the U.S. for permanent residence each year. These limits
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What is a US Visa Application?
A U.S. visa application is a process that allows you to enter the United States for a set amount of time. Any foreign person who wishes to visit the United States needs to complete a U.S. visa application. If your application is confirmed, you can legally enter the country. Your stay in the U.S. depends on the length of your visa. There are many different types of visas. However, the application process is generally the same across all types. Learning about the type of visa you need is the most important part of the application process.
Benefits of a US Visa Application
The benefit of a U.S. visa application is that it allows you to legally enter the United States. This can be for a vacation, a temporary job, or relocation from another country. If you want to enter the U.S. for any reason, you need to co