United States immigration law is complex and constantly changing. Fortunately, a Leesburg, FL, work visa lawyer with Bogin, Munns & Munns can help you through the process of entering the country for employment.
Our immigration lawyers stay abreast of evolving rules and regulations and will guide you through the system. We will gather the necessary documentation, complete your visa application, and stand up for your rights. We help individuals, employees, and employers with employment-based immigration to the United States.
There Are Many Different Types Of Work Visas
Applying for a work visa starts with identifying the status you seek (temporary or permanent) based on your skills, education, work experience, and the duration of your stay in the country.
Temporary (Nonimmigrant) Workers
If you plan to visit the U.S. to work in Leesburg or the surrounding area for a limited, set time, our lawyers can help you apply for a temporary worker visa. According to the U.S. Department of State, you can enter the country with this type of employment visa for:
- Work in a specialty occupation requiring a higher degree (or its equivalent) with an H-1B visa
- Seasonal agricultural work
- Seasonal non-agricultural work
- Training not available in your home country (other than graduate medical or academic)
- Work in a managerial or executive position at a branch, subsidiary, affiliate, or parent of your current employer
- Work in your area of expertise if you have “extraordinary” abilities in the arts, entertainment, sciences, athletic education, or business fields (or if you work in support of someone entering the country for these reasons)
- Attendance at a specific athletic competition or performance
- Sharing of your county’s history, traditions, and culture through teaching, coaching, performing, or an international exchange program
Permanent (Immigrant) Workers
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) reports that around 140,000 permanent immigrant visas are available annually to non-citizens (and their spouses and children) who wish to immigrate to the United States based on their job skills. Preference for permanent work visa applications is as follows:
- EB-1. Reserved for those with “extraordinary” abilities in business, education, art, science, or athletics, multinational executives, and “outstanding” professors or researchers
- EB-2. Available to members of professions requiring advanced degrees or individuals with “exceptional” abilities in the sciences, arts, or business
- EB-3. Preference for skilled workers, other workers, and professionals
- EB-4. Categorized as “special immigrants,” reserved for religious workers, employees of U.S. foreign service posts, retired employees of international organizations, and other noncitizens
- EB-5. Available to business investors who meet specific monetary and job creation requirements
To consult with an experienced work visa lawyer serving Leesburg, call 855-780-9986
We Can Help You Apply For The Appropriate Work Visa
Obtaining a temporary employment visa usually requires fewer steps than seeking permanent immigrant status. Our Leesburg work visa lawyers can begin the process by assisting your prospective employer with their Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, I-129, and submitting it to the USCIS. Once we file the petition, you can apply for a visa with your local U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
If you are pursuing a permanent worker visa, we can help you identify and complete the correct forms depending on your category of preference. We can also aid in collecting the necessary supporting documents. In addition, you will likely have to go through an interview. Our Leesburg immigration attorneys can help you prepare.
What Supporting Documents Do You Need?
For a temporary worker visa, you will need to submit evidence of your employment qualifications, proof you have an arranged job (or other approved reason to enter the country), and provide identification and tax documents.
You may not need to supply evidence of a pre-arranged position to obtain a permanent work visa, though it is required for some. However, you will need to submit a:
- Recent photograph
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate/ evidence of dissolution of marriage (if applicable)
- Police certificate
- Medical examinations
- Military records (if applicable)
- Unique identification number (UID)
- Immigrant visa application form
How Long Do You Have?
The U.S. only issues a set number of work visas annually. The Department of State publishes a monthly Visa Bulletin outlining filing deadlines based on the number of currently available visas. You can learn more and view the Visa Bulletin on the USCIS website.
What Is the Cost?
The cost of filing an application will again depend on the category of visa you seek and how long you will be in the country. For example, according to the Department of State, filing for a temporary worker visa costs a little over $200 while a permanent work visa application can cost a bit more, based on your preference tier. You may also have additional expenses like border crossing and fraud prevention and detection fees.
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Do You Need a Work Visa Attorney?
You can apply for a work visa without legal assistance, but the process can quickly become overwhelming, especially if you do not have prior experience, English is not your first language, or you are working from outside the country. Our Leesburg work visa lawyers can:
- Explain and protect your legal rights under U.S. immigration law
- Inform you of your options for seeking a temporary work visa or permanent immigrant status
- Answer your questions in simple, easy-to-understand terms
- Complete and file your applications
- Obtain supporting documents
- Work with your prospective employer to strengthen your case
- Help you understand deadlines, filing fees, and other costs
- Prepare you for interviews and meetings with immigration officers
- Argue on your behalf
- Represent you if you face threat of deportation for employment violations
Why Choose Bogin, Munns & Munns?
Our team of legal professionals includes more than 40 attorneys versed in various areas of the law. Since 1989, we have served clients from Leesburg and across Florida. We are passionate about protecting your rights, and we strive to provide personalized, professional representation at an affordable price.
Our team proudly represents individuals from all cultures and walks of life. We can assist workers wishing to enter the U.S. from various countries, including but not limited to:
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