Business & Employment

Business Immigration Visas, Immigration Specialist

There are many reasons that individuals and families wish to come to the United States, but running a business or finding employment is almost always near the top of the list. No matter what ideas you have for work or business ownership when you arrive in America, you first need to get here legally. Here at Swenson Law Office, PC, we are excited to have the opportunity to work with you to make sure the immigration process goes as smoothly as possible. Far more than just filling out a few forms, proper immigration to the US requires an experienced lawyer to guide you from start to finish.

Business Immigration Law

Immigration laws in the United States were radically changed with The Immigration Act of 1990 and the reorganized employment-based (“EB”) immigrant visa categories such as for USA tourist visitor visas or TN visas for Canadians and Mexicans. These business immigration law categories are also subjected to a per-country limit: “no more than 7 percent of the visas may be issued to natives of any one independent country in a [given] fiscal year,” indicates US Citizenship and Immigration Service. As a result, these business visas are divided into preference categories, favoring those with more sophisticated training, expertise, and skills.

In obtaining an employment based immigrant visa classification, the first step is to request and receive an approved immigrant petition qualifying the foreign national in one of the above-identified categories. In addition, it may be necessary for an employer to undergo labor certification. Once the petition is approved, immigration and naturalization services may file for permanent resident status either abroad (called consular processing) or while in the US (called adjustment of status). Regardless of which visa is pursued, employers large and small would be wise to hire a business immigration lawyer advising on all relevant immigration areas of practice knowing not only what needs to be done but how and when it needs to be done.

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