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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Sacramento Immigration Attorneys
Our Sacramento 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 Sacramento 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 Marriage?
A green card marriage is when a foreign citizen marries a U.S. citizen. When a foreign citizen marries a U.S. citizen, they can receive a green card or permanent resident status in the U.S. There are many steps and checks taken by the U.S. government to make sure the marriage is legal prior to the foreign national receiving a green card.
Green Card Through Marriage Application
Permanent residents and U.S. citizens can sponsor their spouse through a petition or application for a green card. Both spouses must be eligible to receive approval.
The process by which the application takes place is dependent upon whether the green card sponsor is put forth by the U.S. citizen or a green card holder.
The process through which to receive their green card will also depend on whether the foreign citizen entered the U.S. lega
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What Is a B-2 Visa?
This visa allows people from other countries to visit the United States. The B-2 visa is mainly for people traveling for pleasure. It's also known as a visitor visa. It's primarily for tourists.
What Is the Difference Between the B-1 and B-2 Visas?
When someone applies for a B visa, they must state the reason for their visit. A B-1 visa is for guests who are in the U.S. on business. A B-2 visa is mainly for travelers visiting the country for pleasure. An exception is sick people. They can enter the U.S. with a B-2 visa, listing their reason as medical treatment.
Who Needs a B-2 Visa?
The rules for international travel into the United States are complex. Someone flying in on a participating airline from a foreign country may not
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What Is a Visa Bulletin?
A visa bulletin is a table that shows how long certain groups of people have waited to be approved for a visa. Visa bulletins can also be used to tell if you are eligible to apply for a visa. The U.S. government limits how many immigrants come into the country per year. This applies to both employer-sponsored and family sponsored applicants. These limitations create a backlog.
The Department of State (DOS) releases a visa bulletin every month. The main focus is to describe how many immigrant visas are available. Immigration is tightly regulated. The government caps the number of foreign nationals allowed in the country per year. Every immigrant who wants to live in the U.S. needs their own personal immigrant visa number.
Visas can be acquired at a U
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What Is an H-4 Visa?
H-4 visa holders are immediate family members of H-1B visa holders. Most H-4 visa holders are spouses who want to join their partner in a new country. They enjoy many of the benefits of living in the United States, but some limitations exist. That's why an H-1B visa is better.
What Are the Rights of an H-4 Visa Holder?
They can live in the United States on a continuous basis. They can also travel to and from the country as needed. H-4 visa holders can either join their spouse immediately or choose to move to America at a later date. They also have the right to attend college in the United States and may even enjoy discounted tuition.
Who Qualifies for an H-4 Visa?
The only people who qualify are dependents. In the United States, those people are spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21.
How Long Does an H-4 Visa Last?
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What Is the USCIS Visa Bulletin?
USCIS Visa Bulletin is a monthly publication put out by The United States Department of State (DOS) that contains information on the number of available immigrant visas. It is also called the "immigration backlog" since it refers to the number of people who have applied to immigrate to the country.
In November 2014, the DOS began working with USCIS to make sure that all visa recipients are authorized by Congress and eligible to receive visas. Another reason the DOS works with USCIS on the visa bulletin is to determine when visas are available to those seeking to immigrate during the fiscal year.
The U.S. limits the number of foreign nationals who can immigrate to the U.S. for permanent residence each year. These limits