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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Omaha Immigration Attorneys
Our Omaha 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 Omaha 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 an EAD Card?
An Employee Authorization Document, or EAD Card, gives a person from another country legal authorization to work in the United States. Those who might need to obtain EAD cards include refugees, U non-immigrants, and those seeking asylum from other countries.
If an individual has a pending application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal (form I-589), or to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (form I-485), he or she may also need to apply for an EAD card. It is also necessary to apply if a person is an immigrant but under a status that doesn't allow for employment. Examples include F-1 and M-1 students.
Lawful permanent residents do not need to apply for EAD cards. The green card, also referred to as form I-551 or the
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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
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What Is an E-2 Visa?
The E-2 visa allows a citizen of a foreign country to enter the United States to finance and manage a business.
What Are the Features of an E-2 Visa?
People describe the E-2 visa as the next best thing to citizenship, since unlimited extensions are possible. A person with an E-2 visa can live in America for the rest of their life.
The holder of an E-2 visa can stay in the United States as long as they run the company listed on their application. Unlike most visas, the E-2 visa has no true expiration date. The holder doesn't have to keep a home in a foreign country, either.
The first visa lasts for up to five years, but the recipient can ask for extensions over and over agai
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What Is Immigration Case Status?
Immigrant case status helps immigration applicants, who already have their United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receipt number, check their immigration status using their 13-digit barcode usually found on the accepted application Form I-797 Receipt Notice. The online portal of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) provides updated current information on all applications, independent of where they were submitted.
Applicants can check visa applications, petitions, and extension requests using the immigration case status information system. Immigration case status can be checked using the online tool or through the phone, in person, or by email. Different offices handle immigration cases; therefore, the case number will have the corresponding letters before it. You can check your immigration case status at the American Immi