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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Oklahoma City Immigration Attorneys
Our Oklahoma City 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 Oklahoma City 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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A Guide to Obtaining an H-1B Visa in the United States
Learn about what an H-1B visa is, who it's for, the requirements, and process for obtaining one to temporarily employ a foreign worker in the U.S.
What is an H-1B Visa?
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant work visa that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations. To work in a specialty occupation field will require a higher education degree (Bachelor degree) or its equivalent. Additionally, foreign degrees and/or work experience may be found to be equivalent to a U.S. bachelor degree.
Simply put, the United States has defined “specialty occupation,” to mean any theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor. H-1B work-authorization is strictly limited to employment by the sponso
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What is Your National Visa Center Case Status?
Your National Visa Center case status is the status of your visa petition or application at the National Visa Center.
What is the National Visa Center?
The National Visa Center processes all approved immigrant visa petitions. The National Visa Center also processes K-1 visa applications for fiancees and K-3 visa applications for the nonimmigrant spouses of U.S. citizens.
Visa petitions are first submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security. Once the immigrant visa petition has been approved, it is sent to the National Visa Center. The National Visa Center holds o
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What is a Permanent Resident Card?
A permanent resident card, also called a green card, allows the holder to work and live in the United States indefinitely. It does have an expiration date, which is 10 years from the date it was issued. But unless the U.S. government revokes the holder's status or the holder abandons the green card, it is valid.
The expiration date is a newer aspect of the permanent resident card and its purpose is to prevent fraud and maintain a more current photograph on the card. It's called a green card because at one time, the card sent to recipients was green.
At this time, the card is yellow in color and has a magnetic barcode that stores information about the cardholder. In 2010, the new version of the card began includi
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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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What Is the Green Card Process?
The green card process is a series of steps taken to earn a green card. A green card gives the holder permanent residence in the United States.
What Are the Benefits of a Green Card?
A green card holder can stay in America as long as they want. This card doesn't have any of the rules that prevent other forms of visa holders from forming bonds in the country. A green card holder can:
- Purchase a home in the United States
- Own any other kind of property
- Have full rights and legal protections in America's legal system
- Sponsor family members to get their own green cards
- Go to school and earn a degree
- Work at an American company without the need to get a work visa
- Start and run a business
- Leave the country to travel whe