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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Tacoma Immigration Attorneys
Our Tacoma 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 Tacoma 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 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 the National Visa Center?
The National Visa Center is the branch that handles all resident immigrant applications after they've been submitted from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). In essence, this office is a processing center for national immigrant visas.
If you're applying for a green card in the United States, you deal with the National Visa Center, or NVC, eventually. The NVC is in Portsmouth, NH, and is part of the Department of State. It handles I-129F, I-130, I-140, I-360, I-526, I-600/A, I-730, and I-800 visa petitions.
How Petitions Are Handled
It can take up to six weeks for a petition to get from the USCIS to the National V
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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 admitted to the U.S., are restricted to the activity for which his or her visa was iss
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What Is the O-1 Visa?
The O-1 visa is a temporary work permit for those with extraordinary talents or skills. It's an easy visa to get, but only if the job is set up ahead of time and the person doing the job has special skills that the position needs.
The O-1 visa first appeared in 1990. Special status for exceptional immigrants had been around since 1965, but it was still a slow process. The O-1 gets around some of that by being a temporary work visa, and visa holders can still petition for a permanent green card while they work in the U.S.
What Gets You an O-1 Visa?
The extraordinary ability you need to get an O-1 visa can include any field, such as science, medicine, education, athletics, business, art, and entertainment. However, the people who apply for the
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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 governments