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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Nashville Immigration Attorneys
Our Nashville 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 Nashville 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 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
What Are the Visa Requirements for U.S. Citizens?
Visa requirements for U.S. citizens vary depending on which country you plan on visiting. There are over 160 countries that allow U.S. citizens to come as tourists for a limited period of time without needing a visa in your passport. For any international travel, you will be required to have a valid passport.
What Exactly Is a Visa?
A travel visa is a document that shows you are allowed to enter a country that is not your own. It allows you to enter for a specific amount of time and to do a specific thing, such as tour, study, or work. Unless they are part of a waiver program, the U.S. government requires visitors from other countries to get a visa before visiting the U.S.
Visa-Free Countries for U.S. Citizens
There are no visa requirements for U.S. citizens to enter the following countries as long as they are visiting as tourists. However, you should still make sure that you ha
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What is a Green Card?
A green card is a document that allows immigrants to stay in the United States permanently.
The green card is officially called a permanent resident card and serves as proof that you have status as a legal permanent resident of the United States. It affords you immigration benefits, including the right to work and live in the U.S. Any immigrant who is at least 18 years old must carry the green card on their person all the time.
The process to get a green card undergoes frequent revisions and changes, from the steps you need to take to the waiting periods. It’s best to first decide which type of green card you need and then research the requirements for that type.
From Procter & Gamble to Google, some of the greatest companies in America have been founded by immigrants. In fact, according to a report by the Partnership for a New American Economy first and second generation immigrants have founded up to 40 percent of the Fortune 500 companies today, making a significant contribution to the fertile American economy. Unfortunately, many of these entrepreneurs had to overcome various hurdles to be allowed entry into the United States of America (U.S.A.).
In August 2016, President Obama proposed the International Entrepreneur Rule, which stated that foreign entrepreneurs may be allowed to temporarily enter a
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What Is a NEXUS Card?
A NEXUS card is a border crossing card permitting expedited travel across the U.S.-Canadian border to low-risk U.S. and Canadian citizens. Based on the bilateral agreement between Canada and the United States, the Canada Border Services Agency and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency jointly manages the Trusted Traveller program.
Several NEXUS border points exist between the two countries, such as at Canadian airports and marine ports. A NEXUS card can be used as an alternative to a passport, and it can be obtained by any U.S. or Canadian citizen, as long as they are permanent residents of one of the countries and have no criminal records. According to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website, the NEXUS card is an acceptable List B document of identification.
NEXUS Card Restrictions: 2017 Updates
In February 2017, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) confirmed that the U.S. Custo