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Our Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee 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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All foreign citizens must be authorized to work legally in the United States by first obtaining a visa. The government issues several types of worker’s visas, each with its own set of requirements. This is a guide to U.S. worker's visas to help you better understand the different types of U.S. work visas.
What kind of worker are you?
A temporary worker is a non-immigrant who wishes to work in the U.S. for a specific purpose and for a temporary period of time. These workers, once adm
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What Is a Visa Number?
A visa number is the unique eight-digit letter and number code found printed in red on a person's United States visa.
A U.S. visa is a travel document issued by the U.S. Department of State to citizens of foreign countries who want to enter the U.S. There are multiple types of visas, such as an immigrant visa and a nonimmigrant visa.
A visa number is also sometimes referred to as a visa foil number. For an immigrant visa, the visa number is the number granted after the application for an immigrant visa is approved. The time between the approval of an immigrant visa and the receipt of the visa number can be years.
What Is a U.S. Visa?
A U.S. visa is a stamp inside a nonimmigrant visitor's passport. An immigrant visa is the granting of permission to reside permanently within the U.S. Approval for an immigrant visa
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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
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What Is an L-1B Visa?
The L-1B visa is a nonimmigrant visa that allows a foreign company to send an employee with specialized knowledge to work at a branch of their company in the United States. L-1B visa recipients can work in the U.S. for up to five years.
There's no limit on the number of L-1B visas given out annually and no minimum wage requirements.
The L-1B visa can be used for an employee to work in the U.S. at an established branch of a foreign company or to establish a new branch of a foreign company.
Eligibility Requirements of an L-1B Visa
There are many requirements that must be met before an employee can be awarded an L-1B visa and work in the U.S. Those requirements are:
The employee must work for the foreign company for at least one continuous year within the past three years prior to working at the foreign company's affiliate in the U.S.
The employee must demonstrate spe
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What Is an F1 Visa?
An F1 visa is a nonimmigrant visa for people who intend to study in the United States. If you are not a U.S. citizen yet you plan to enroll in full-time study at one of the following academic institutions, you need an F1 visa:
- Private Elementary School
- Public or Private Secondary School
- College or University
- Language Training Program
- Seminary or Conservatory
F1 Visa: What Is It?
Also known as a student visa, an F1 visa is for international students who want to take advantage of educational programs and academic institutions in the United States. The U.S. Department of State issues these visas, which allow qualified students to enroll in full-time study and participate in li