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At Integrity Law Group, we know immigration laws can be complicated and frustrating to understand, but we’re here to help! Whether you’re in the Seattle area or not, we hope the immigration law information below will give you a better understanding of the different aspects of immigration law. And, if you are in the Seattle area and need the help of a professional immigration attorney, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
As a general rule, foreigners (“non-resident aliens”) wishing to live and work full-time or part-time in the United States may choose between available immigrant (Green Card) and non-immigrant (long term temporary) visa options. In some cases, more than one option is applicable. Immigrant visas typically require either a close family connection with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder) or an employment based connection. Immigration visas can be very difficult to obtain. And non-immigrant visas may not always be available.
E Visas are limited to nationals of countries which have treaties with the U.S. and require substantial trade between the U.S. and the treaty country or an investment of significant cash and management time in a qualifying active job-creating business. L Visas are limited to executives, managers or specialized knowledge personnel who have been employed continuously abroad by a parent, branch and affiliate or subsidiary of a U.S. company. H-1B Visas for professionals are subject to quota restrictions and time delays. Even F-1 student visas from certain countries are becoming harder to qualify for and generally do not permit gainful employment in the U.S. Furthermore, nonimmigrant visas are generally limited, duration-wise, and are not easily convertible to immigrant visas (except for L-1A managers or executives.). EB-5 Visas avoid most of these restrictions and currently have no waiting periods.
The attorneys at Integrity Law Group are experienced with all types of immigration options and business visas. Principal attorney Max Soi has handled numerous cases and successfully litigated cases in Immigration Court. Integrity Law Group can help you decide what immigration option is right for you.