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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Fresno Immigration Attorneys
Our Fresno 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 Fresno 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 the Visa Lottery?
The Diversity Immigrant Visa Lottery is a U.S. program that offers green cards to people living in countries with low rates of migration to the States. Winners can receive a green card and move to the U.S. for residency. The program was established in 1990.
Winning the lottery can be a relatively easy way to access a U.S. green card, and for many people, it may be one of the few possible ways of doing so. 55,000 visas are offered every year, as stipulated by section 203(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The program is managed out of the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky.
The program is run once a year via the Department of State. It adh
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What Is a U.S. Visa Status?
A U.S. visa status refers to the state of an application made for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa that you can check using the database of the Consular Electronic Application Center (CEAC) Status Check. Alternatively, you can call the National Visa Center at 603-334-0700 to get updates on your visa application status.
To use the Status Check, you need to enter your CEAC barcode and the interview location for nonimmigrant (NIV) cases and the case number for immigrant visa (IV) cases.
A nonimmigrant visa gets issued for people seeking a temporary stay in the United States, such as for business, work, or educational study purposes. Immigrant visas, however, apply to those who seek to live in the United States permanently. The U.S. Offic
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What Is Immigration Law?
Immigration law defines a person's citizenship and residency status, which binds them with rights and obligations. It also manages how a non-resident of the U.S. may gain residency, citizenship, or visitation rights. Deportation is also a part of immigration law.
United States immigration is governed by four ideals:
- To unify families that have been dispersed.
- To bring foreign nationals who have skills to contribute to the U.S. economy.
- To protect refugees and people at risk.
- To increase diversity.
How Is the Immigration Process Carried Out?
According to the U.S. Constitution, Congress is given the power to manage and oversee immigration concerns. Specific laws that Congress relies on are located, with some exceptions, in Title 8 of the U.S. Code. Therefore, stipulations regarding immigration are managed by the federal government. State governments
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Work Visas - What are they and how to obtain a Work Visa?
The United States houses thousands of foreign workers across a number of employment fields every year. A work visa or work permit is a generic term for a legal authorization giving permission to work in a country where one does not hold citizenship.
Typically, a citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, either for temporary or permanent residence. Temp
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What Is a B-2 Visa?
This visa allows people from other countries to visit the United States. The B-2 visa is mainly for people traveling for pleasure. It's also known as a visitor visa. It's primarily for tourists.
What Is the Difference Between the B-1 and B-2 Visas?
When someone applies for a B visa, they must state the reason for their visit. A B-1 visa is for guests who are in the U.S. on business. A B-2 visa is mainly for travelers visiting the country for pleasure. An exception is sick people. They can enter the U.S. with a B-2 visa, listing their reason as medical treatment.
Who Needs a B-2 Visa?
The rules for international travel into the United States are complex. Someone flying in on a participating airline from a foreign country may not