If you are coming to the United States on a temporary basis, it is important to get the right visa that will suit your objectives. There are many different types of visas available for work, school, and vacation. An experienced immigration attorney can ensure that you apply for the correct visa, so that you do not violate U.S. immigration law.
A non-immigrant visa allows you to visit the United States for a particular purpose with the intention that you will leave afterwards. Your stay can be for a few months or many years.
Your spouse and dependent children, under 21, may qualify for derivative visas in some of categories.
The United States experiences a labor shortage across different industries and must rely on foreign labor to fill deficiencies. Industries that experience shortages can be for skilled or unskilled labor. Fashion models, scientists, and hotel workers are some of the types of workers that regularly provide their skills to U.S. employers. For some visas like the H-1B, a bachelor’s degree is required. Other visas like the H-2A or H-2B do not require a bachelor’s degree. In most cases, you will need a legitimate job offer from a U.S. employer and labor certification. Depending on the visa, the maximum admission may be 1-year, 3 years or 5 years. Most of these visas can be extended.
U.S. immigration law allows foreign investors to bring their businesses to America. There are various visas available in this category such as the E-1 and E-2. You will need a business plan, working capital and be able to pass the “marginality test,” to qualify.
Foreign students can study in the United States. The F-1 visa is a popular choice. You will need an admission letter from a U.S. school and financial resources to pay for your course of study.
The B1 and B2 visas allow visitors to enter the United States as business visitors or for pleasure visits. You must intend to return to your country after your visit.
This type of visa is available for U.S. citizens who want to marry foreign spouses. You will need to meet your fiancé in person, file a petition and pay filing fees. After your fiancé enters the United States, you will get married and then your spouse will apply for a green card.
Immigrant visas are for permanent residence in the United States. Some non-immigrant visas can lead to permanent residence. Beneficiaries of a marriage-based or family-based petition or an EB-5 investor do not have to first obtain a non-immigrant visa in order to qualify for permanent residence.
How a Visa Attorney Can Help You?
Immigration attorney, Cheryl Fletcher, has been helping foreign citizens and nationals apply for visas to enter the United States. We accept cases in Florida and the entire United States. Please feel fee to reach out to us for a confidential consultation about your particular situation. Our phone number is 561-507-5772, or you can reach us via e-mail or by our contact form.