Orlando Work Visa Lawyer

If you are not a United States citizen, you will need a work visa to remain in the US and maintain a job. There are different visa types designated for different work situations, so the process can be very confusing.

An Orlando work visa lawyer from Bogin, Munns & Munns, can help you cut through the red tape and get you on the right path. Our Immigration lawyers in Orlando understand the laws and stay current on changes that can affect your request.

We take the time to ensure that your forms are completed correctly and submitted in time to meet deadlines. Our Orlando work visa attorneys can explain each step so you always understand what is happening, no matter your immigration status.

Obtaining an Orlando Work Visa

One of the first things most people consider is the visa cost. These rates are set by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department. The base fee for a non-immigrant work visa may be accompanied by additional fees depending on your circumstances.

To ensure you have the latest payment requirements, our Orlando work visa lawyer keeps track of the fees for your application process and their deadlines. Our Central Florida immigration team is up-to-date on all requirements and can guide you through the immigration process.

How Long does the Process Take?

The processing time depends on individual circumstances, so there is no set time frame. Work visa applications may sometimes be processed and approved within one week, while others may take several months.

To make this waiting period less worrisome for you, an immigration lawyer can monitor the progress of your application. They will provide updates and fill any gaps in your application that are slowing down the processing time.

An Orlando Employment Visa Lawyer Can Help

When you seek a non-immigrant or temporary permit, our immigration team can help with these unique challenges, too. The entire process of obtaining a non-immigrant work visa in Orlando can be challenging. With our team on your side, we will ensure the correct forms are completed and submitted and guide you through the process.

What an Orlando Work Visa Lawyer does for You

When you partner with our immigration team, we will do the following:

  • Prepare necessary documentation based on your circumstances and needs
  • Track deadlines for submitting documents and supporting information
  • Represent you in hearings or immigration court
  • Appeal the decision if your application is denied or delayed
  • Submit a new application if your particular denial can’t be appealed
  • Explain rules and regulations 
  • Keep you up-to-date on the progress of your application
  • Prepare you for interviews if required
  • Answer questions you have about the complex process

 Our entire team understands the challenges you are facing. You are never alone with our experienced immigration attorneys on your side.

Applications and Requirements

Knowing which application to fill out and where to submit it can be overwhelming. That is why it can be beneficial to have an Orlando work visa lawyer help you navigate the maze.

 Although there are some exceptions, the following are general requirements:

  • A current job offer or letter of intent from a US employer
  • The job has to be within the group of eligible industries
  • The necessary education or background within that field
  • Proof that your stay in the US is temporary and that you will return to your native country when your work visa expires 

There are differing filing forms, rules, and documentation needed depending on whether you are already in the US, entering the US, and whether you plan to stay permanently.

An experienced immigration lawyer can help you figure out what makes sense for your situation and what you need to apply for the type of visa you are looking for..

It is helpful to have an immigration attorney assisting you to ensure that you file the correct forms and documentation on time. Our team can explain any confusing parts of the process and help you with all immigration matters.

There Are Many Different Kinds of Visas

There are roughly 140,000 employment-based green cards available each year for qualified workers and their families. Becoming a permanent resident requires meeting eligibility criteria through education, expertise, and job offer verification.

Most categories require labor certification from the Department of Labor, confirming there are insufficient US workers for the position and that the hiring will not displace an American. Five main employment types exist:


The EB-1 covers those with exceptional ability in fields like business, academics, sciences or arts. It does not require labor certification. Family of EB-1 holders may apply for admission on E-14 or E-15 immigrant status.


The EB-2 is for professionals with advanced degrees or extensive experience, or jobs in the national interest. Labor certification is needed except for national interest roles. Family of EB-2 holders may apply for admission through E21 or E22 forms.


The EB-3 includes bachelor’s degree holders and some skilled/unskilled workers with job offers. Labor certification is mandatory. Family of EB-3 holders may apply for admission through spouse or child forms.


This employment-based visa covers specialized roles like religious workers and retired international organization employees. Labor certification is waived. Some family members may be eligible for admission.


The EB-5, also called the “investor visa”, is the Immigrant Investor Program, which is designed for investments creating US jobs. Labor certification is waived. Under this program, foreign national investors and their families are eligible to apply for green cards.

In summary, there are set employment-based immigration pathways and types available each year for qualified foreign workers to gain permanent residence along with eligible families, once requirements are satisfied.

Temporary Non-Immigrant Visa

The first step is to Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, Form I-129. Your prospective employer completes this form, and USCIS must approve it. Once Form I-129 is approved, your application for a temporary work visa can be submitted to the appropriate embassy or consulate.

Determining what is best for your situation can be confusing. An Orlando immigration lawyer will help you assess your needs and file with the appropriate agency.

H Visas

H-series are specific to skilled trades and non-agricultural jobs. The H-1B helps bring skilled laborers to the US. H-2Bs are for temporary non-agricultural jobs that may be seasonal.

The H-1B allows employers to hire skilled workers in various positions and is the most popular type. The H-1B can be transferred from one employer to another under certain circumstances and may offer a path to permanent residency.

I Visas

An I visa is for use by media members, per the U.S. Department of State. This permits foreign press to travel and work in the US to perform duties for the news, press, radio, and film industries.

O and P

O-1 can be helpful for persons who excel in a specific field, such as athletes, artists, and TV personalities. They must demonstrate excellence to qualify for this type. An employer must sponsor O-1 holders.

P-1A is for athletes involved in sporting events or competitions such as the Olympics or professional sports. This classification is for individuals or teams competing in a specific event.

Other Services We Can Help You With

We help with all types of immigration procedures and provide the services you need to navigate the complicated immigration and naturalization process.

Our immigration law office offers complete immigration solutions, including: 

  • K-1 Visas/fiancé visas
  • Citizenship applications
  • Temporary visas
  • Business visas
  • Family visas
  • Individual visas
  • Marriage visas
  • Defense against deportation

Contact an Orlando Immigration Law Firm Today For a Consultation

Don’t try to navigate the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration service without obtaining legal advice from a professional. The attorneys at Bogin, Munns & Munns have provided legal services in the immigration field for many years. We stay on top of changes to requirements and can guide you on your journey to obtaining legal status for employment in the US.

We can help with any immigration issue, including helping defend you during removal proceedings.

Contact the immigration team at Bogin, Munns & Munns for more information on employment-based immigrant matters. You can get a head start by completing our immigration questionnaire.



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