H1-B, PERM, Domestic
Morris County Business Immigration Attorney
Guiding Employers Through the Business Sponsorship Process
We understand the difficulty of finding the right person for the job. We also understand the challenge of retaining them as employees. The Law Offices of Susan W. Scheer counsels businesses seeking to sponsor employees, both skilled and unskilled, for employment in the United States. If you have a specific foreign employee in mind, we can guide you through the sponsorship process. Contact our New Jersey H1B Visa Lawyer for more details.
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Business Sponsorship Services
We handle business sponsorship visas that involve
- Domestic workers
- H1-B Visas
- Small business sponsorships
- Skilled workers
- Professional employees
- Key employees
Almost no one handles domestic sponsorship visas. Although obtaining a labor certification for a maid, gardener, nanny, home companion, or home cook may present unique challenges, they are not as difficult to handle as the rumors suggest. Usually, the candidate is already residing in the United States. This is much easier than bringing someone over through consular processing, which we also handle.
Whether the worker is a domestic or a professional, we understand that employers are very protective of his or her key people. Our lawyers advise employer and employee through every necessary step of the process and keep both parties informed at each development. We also make sure that they have a thorough understanding of both their options and their status as their case moves through the system.
Business-Based Sponsorship and Working in the U.S.
A New Jersey H1B Visa Lawyer can help with business-based sponsorship or immigration from both angles, helping businesses or even American families protect and keep immigrant employees, and helping professionals to obtain the proper documentation to conduct business in the U.S.
Whether you are an investor or an artist, an executive or an entertainer, a scientist or an activist, you will need to apply for the appropriate visa if you wish to conduct business in the U.S.
H-1 workers are foreign professionals with specialized knowledge in a particular industry or discipline. They must have at least a four-year degree or equivalent training for this visa. USCIS considers three years of professional experience equivalent to one year of higher education, in this situation. If you have not completed a four-year (Bachelor’s-equivalent) degree, you may need to complete an educational evaluation, usually about six pages.
An L-1 visa is for intra-company transfers of skilled employees, including managers, executives, and their support staff. Unlike the H-1 visa, the applicant does not have to have completed a four-year degree. The only qualification is that the transfer must clearly benefit the U.S. economy. Candidates must have worked at the foreign company for one year, and there must be a clear and important relationship between both companies (as when one is a parent company, or if both are subsidiaries of the same parent or holding company).
An E visa is for a trader or an investor who enters the United States (under the provisions of a treaty agreement) to create a particular business or to direct the operations of an existing business or enterprise.
This visa is for artists and sports figures. Prima ballerinas, foreign athletes, and international entertainers enter the U.S. under an O visa.
The R visa is for religious workers.
A TN visa is similar to an H1, but applies to professionals from Canada and Mexico covered under NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement). Obtaining this visa is an expedited process that can often occur right at the border.
Remember, these visas are not green cards. They are non-immigrant, short-term visas. You only obtain legal permanent residence after you adjust your status. However, they allow the visa holder to reside in the United States for a set number of years, and may be renewed while the visa holder is in the country.
>> How do I get an H-1 visa?
The H-1 visa category is used by U.S. employers for the temporary employment of foreign nationals in professional positions requiring specific educational and professional credentials. The foreign national must possess the minimum requirements for performance of the duties of the position and the position itself must qualify as a “specialty occupation,” i.e., one that minimally requires possession of a four-year university degree or equivalent. Furthermore, the employer must be able to demonstrate that alien’s salary can be paid as of the year of filing with DOL (i.e., business tax return, financial statement, business bank statements).
The initial period of stay granted to the alien admitted to the U.S. is governed by the time required by the employer, up to a maximum of three years. Extensions of stay may be obtained, but the alien cannot be continuously employed in H-1 status for more than six years.
>> How do I get an L-1 visa?
The United States L-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows companies operating both in the US and abroad to transfer certain classes of employee from its foreign operations to the USA operations for up to seven years. The employee must have worked for a subsidiary, parent, affiliate or branch office of your U.S. company outside of the U.S. for at least one year out the last three years.
The following is a listing of documentation/information required by to commence the preparation and filing of an I-129L Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker (Corporate Transferee Visa).
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