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At UpCounsel, we want to help you save time and money obtaining a work visa for an employee or executive.
United States immigration law is difficult to navigate, and properly obtaining a work visa can be very time-consuming and often requires a significant amount of government fees to be paid by employers. Depending on your company’s status, the type of work visa you need, and a multitude of other factors, there can be vast amounts of paperwork that must be filed and deadlines to be met.
However, you can tap into our network of highly experienced immigration attorneys on UpCounsel who can help save you a lot of time and money on all types of work visas.
To get started with your immigration legal needs, you can easily post a job for free and get proposals from several top-rated attorneys who can help you today.
Our vetted immigration attorneys provide exceptional service for all of your immigration needs, such as:
- H-1B visas for an employee
- United States H-2A, H-2B, J1, L1, O-1, B-1 or B-2 visas
- Green cards
- Employer sponsored visas
- Work visas for those without employer sponsorship
- Work permits
- Visa transfers
Our immigration attorneys are available both for isolated projects or to represent your company on all immigration needs moving forward.
Based on the complexity of your immigration needs, immigration attorneys fees could differ. For example, filing an H-1B visa can be invoiced for as low as $2,750 but can vary depending on the state of filing and other factors. Generally, O-1 Visa filings have also been conducted starting at $4,400.
Regardless, your immigration needs are unique, which is why you should get custom quotes from several immigration attorneys on UpCounsel and choose the one best for your needs and budget.
Why should I hire an immigration attorney?
Immigration law is fairly complex. Having an immigration attorney can make the immigration process go more smoothly and give you peace of mind that you are correctly following all procedures. Evidence gathering and presentation often will have a significant impact on the case.
On UpCounsel, you can find and connect with top-rated immigration attorneys & lawyers that provide a range of immigration law services for startups to large businesses. Any of the top-rated immigration lawyers you connect with will be available to help with a variety of your immigration work visa needs on-demand or on an ongoing basis.
How do I employ a foreign worker? (H-1B vs H-2B vs TN)?
Whether you can employ a foreign worker depends upon the type of employment and the alien’s status and qualifications. Your UpCounsel immigration attorney will discuss your company’s sponsorship of employment immigration visas for the temporary hiring of professional / skilled workers under the H-1B visa program. For unskilled workers, they will fall under the H-2B visa programs as well as the TN visa program designated specifically for Canadian & Mexican workers.
What is a H-1B visa?
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa allowing the employee to work for the sponsoring employer for a total of 6 consecutive years. Their spouses and children (under 21) can legally live in the U.S. on an H-4 visa (although they are not permitted to accept employment).
When applying for an H-1B visa, the employer is the petitioner, while the foreign worker is the beneficiary. Our UpCounsel attorney will help you file the appropriate forms and petitions with the U.S. Department of Labor.
Can my employee start working after I file my petition?
You must wait for approval of the petition. However, an exclusion may apply in the special case if you are petitioning for an H-1B non-immigrant and the employee is already in the United States under H-1B classification.
Can UpCounsel attorneys help me obtain a visa to work outside the United States?
Yes. For employer sponsored visas or people without employer sponsorship that need a work visa (or work permit) to live and work abroad in popular countries like the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, China, Japan, South Korea, and South Africa, you can easily connect with an immigration lawyer that can help you obtain the type of work visa you will need to work abroad today.