Global Law has extensive experience successfully representing companies and individuals undergoing immigration process throughout the United States and in many foreign countries. We understand the business considerations of onboarding new talent and the legal complexities associated with hiring foreign nationals. We also understand the unique legal challenges facing individuals crossing borders for work and to be united or re-united with family. Global Law has the expertise to help meet these challenges.
Today’s colleges and universities are producing more foreign national graduates seeking employment within the United States. One option available to employers is the H-1B nonimmigrant visa which allows businesses to sponsor highly skilled foreign nationals in specialized occupations to work on a temporary basis. These specialty occupations include IT, finance, accounting, banking, engineering, teaching, medical, legal, among others. To qualify for the H-1B visa, foreign nationals must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in their specialized field. This is just one of the many temporary visa options available.
In addition to nonimmigrant (temporary) visas, a foreign national may attaining permanent resident (Green Card) status. Unlike nonimmigrant visas, which limit the length of stay in the U.S., a Green Card enables individuals to work and remain in the United States indefinitely. An individual may be granted lawful permanent residence through employment sponsorship, family sponsorship, or self-sponsorship.
We are committed to serving the international community, both locally and abroad. Whether you need legal assistance for yourself, a family member or your business, we can help. Our attorneys have expertise in the following types of visas:
- Temporary visas for work, business, investment or pleasure
- Permanent residence
- U.S. citizenship
- Consular processing