Call for a Consultation (646) 884-3319

Work and Business Visas

To obtain an employment (work) visa, either temporary or permanent, foreign nationals generally must have a U.S. employer who will sponsor them. Such an employer will first need to request permission from the U.S. Department of Labor to bring a qualified foreign worker to the U.S., and only if the employer cannot find a qualified U.S. worker for that job. A limited number of visas for persons of extraordinary abilities and high acclaim, and workers of high skills and international recognition does not require a sponsoring employer.

There are two kinds of work visas: non-immigrant visas (E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, H-2B, H-3, J-1, L-1, O, P, TN status), and immigrant visas (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3). Each of these visas have specific eligibility requirements and require filing of a petition by an employer. The process usually involves several steps. For example, in order to obtain a permanent work visa, which leads to permanent residency (green card), the process generally involves the following three steps:
1. Filing of the PERM Labor Certification – assessment of whether or not there are qualified U.S. workers.
2. I-140 petition - filed by employer on behalf of a foreign worker.
3. I-485 application for permanent residence (green card application) - filed by the foreign worker. This step may include filing of an application for advance parole - ability to leave and re-enter the country, and employment authorization - for permission to work while waiting.

If you think you qualify for a work visa in the United States, we are here to help you realize your dreams. Contact us today for a free 20 min. consultation.

Peace of Mind

Working with us will bring you peace of mind. You will feel comfortable knowing that your legal matters are in the experienced, professional hands of Mykyta Law firm.

We understand that clients want greater predictability when it comes to legal costs. Therefore, we offer alternative fee arrangements.

Free Consultation: We can make your life easier. Call us now.