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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Joplin Immigration Attorneys
Our Joplin 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 Joplin 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 Green Card Application?
A green card application is a form that's filed by a family or individual that allows the applicant to obtain legal documentation as a lawful permanent resident of the United States. The legal status of an immigrant determines which form should be filled out; these forms include Form I-90, Form I-130, Form I-485, and Form I-175. All applications have an applicable fee. Once obtained, a green card provides many of the rights of American citizens.
A green card is also known as Form I-551 Permanent Resident Card or Alien Registration Card. Anyone who has a green card must carry it with them at all times.
Why Is a Green Card Application Important?
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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 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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What Is a Business Visa?
A business visa, also known as the B-1 visa, is a non-immigrant visa into the United States of America. A B-1 visa is required if you are planning to travel to the U.S. for a short period of time for a business-related reason that does not require actual labor or payment from a U.S. source.
The business visa covers, but is not limited to, the following activities:
- Consulting with business associates
- Attending scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions and conferences
- Negotiating a contract
- Taking part in short-term training
- Settling an estate
- Competing in an amateur athletic event
- Participating in professional athletic competitions where no payment other than prize money is received
- Undertaking religious activities such as missionary work,
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What Is the H1 Visa?
The H1 visa is a work permit visa that lets foreign nationals with special skills and education work in the United States. It's not a green card visa that will let you stay indefinitely, but it can last for up to six years. H1 visas are popular because they are easier to get than green cards.
Every H1 visa issued today is an H1B. There have been H1A and H1C visas in the past, but both were special cases created to fight nursing shortages and both are now out of use. However, you can still get a special H1B1 if you're a Chilean or Singapore national.
How Do You Get an H1B Visa?
The H1B visa is specifically for skilled people who want to work in the United States. As such, the minimum requirement is a bachelor's degree or an equal amount of education and work experience. Immigration officers usually consider three years of