Los Angeles Work/Employment-based Visa Lawyers
The Bolour/Carl Immigration Group has been representing employers, employees, investors, businesses, athletes, and entertainers for over 25 years. If you are interested in coming to the U.S. to work for a U.S.-based entity, hire a foreign national to work for your U.S. business, or intend to invest in a business then one of the below-listed employment-based visas may be an option for you to accomplish your goals.
Types of Work/Employment-based Visas
- Exceptional ability in the arts, entertainment, and or their field of work may be eligible for a temporary work visa in the O-1A or O1B Artist Visa.
- College graduates may fit under an H-1B Visa.
- Seasonal Workers would look for an H-2B Visa.
- Farmworkers will seek an H-2A Agricultural Visa.
- Interns and Trainees will apply for a J1 Visa.
- Executives, Managers, and employees with specialized knowledge most often fit under the L Visa.
- Mexican and Canadian Nationals with a Bachelor’s Degree may look to a TN Visa.
- Nanny’s seeking to come work for a family will look to a B1 Visa for Nanny.
- Australian Nationals with a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent may look for an E3 Visa.
- Investors and Entrepreneurs investing in their own business or purchase an existing business can seek an E-2 Investor Visa or Visa for entrepreneurs.
- Athletes looking to compete in the United States will look for a P-1A Sports Visa
- Fiancé(e)s looking to marry a U.S. citizen will seek a K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa
Work/Employment-Based Visa Application Process
For each of these visas, a qualified employer must submit a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on your behalf, using Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and include supporting documentation. Different visas have additional requirements for employers. For the H-1B visa, for instance, the employer must file a labor condition application (LCA) with the Department of Labor (DOL), while H-2A and H-2B visas require that temporary labor certification applications be filed with the DOL.
Our work/employment-based visa lawyers are happy to help you determine which work visa category is the best fit given your needs and a particular set of facts. We pride ourselves on finding the right solutions for our clients. If you would like to discuss any matters regarding work/employment-based visas, contact us today at 323-857-0034!