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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Hartford Immigration Attorneys
Our Hartford 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 Hartford 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 a TN Visa?
TN visas are for Canadians or Mexicans who have job offers in the United States. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) offers several visa options, including the TN-1 visa for Canadians and the TN-2 visa for Mexicans. The TN-1 visa is designed to be similar to the U.S. HB-1 visa.
Why Is a TN Visa Important?
A TN visa is the fastest way to get a work visa in the United States. You might apply for one if:
- You're a U.S., Canadian, or Mexican citizen
- Your job is on the NAFTA Appendix 1603.D job list
- You have the right qualifications to work in your industry
- You have a job offer from a U.S., Mexican, or Canadian employer
- You don't intend to stay in the foreign country forever
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What Is a Student Visa?
A student visa is a government-issued visa that allows international students to study in a foreign country. In the United States, students can get F1, J1, or M1 visas. The F1 and J1 visas allow students to study and work. The M1 visa only allows them to study. However, the F1 and J1 visas only guarantee employment as a teaching assistant, research assistant, or other on-campus work.
What Types of Student Visas Are There?
The United States government grants three types of student visas.
- The F1 visa is the most common type of student visa. It's given to students attending an academic or English language program. To maintain legal F1 visa status, students must be enrolled full-time. They can also work up to 20 hours a week. After schooling, F1 visa holders
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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 governme
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How Can I Get a Green Card?
Understanding how to get a green card, or permanent residence status, gives you the ability to legally work and live in the United States. It is also a step toward becoming a U.S. citizen. You can apply for a green card through family, an employer, investment, a visa lottery, and through several other means.
Ways to Get a Green Card
There are several ways to get a green card in the United States.
Family Members: If any of the following relatives live in the United States as U.S. citizens or green card holders, they may petition to have you join them.
- Your spouse
- An unmarried child under the age of 21
- An unmarried stepchild under the age of 21
- An adopted child under the age of 18
- A parent or stepparent
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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