San Francisco Visa Lawyer
The K Visa or Fiance(e) visa allows couples to bring their fiance(e) to the United States for a period of 90 days to get married. If done correctly, your spouse can then apply for his or her green card to stay in the U.S. as a Lawful Permanent Resident. If done incorrectly, your spouse could be subject to removal proceedings and deportation from the US.
H-1B Visas are appropriate for certain professionals with bachelor's degrees (or extensive work experience) in one of the specified professions. To apply, the employer must first obtain a labor certification showing that the employee will be paid a prevailing wage.
L-Visas: L-visas are for International Transferrees who have recently worked abroad for their company for at least one year and who are being transferred to the US to work in either an executive or managerial capacity (L-1A) or a "specialized knowledge" capacity (L-1B).
Trade NAFTA Visas: These "TN" visas are for specific Mexican and Canadian professionals. They can allow for a multiple entry permit for periods of three years.
E-2 Investor Visas allow you to enter the United States for renewable periods of two-years in order to control a substantial investment of yours in the United States.
The EB-5 Visa allows you to obtain a green card and permanent residence based on a monetary contribution of a significant amount (usually $1,000,000). This is a difficult visa to obtain and it requires that you create or preserve at least ten U.S. Jobs.
Visitor / Student Visas:
B-1 Visitor Visas are commonly used for tourists and business visitors alike. B-visas are temporary and usually can last from as short as 1 month to as long as 10 years (often depending on your country).
F-1 Student Visas are for full-time students who want to temporarily pursue education in the U.S.
J-1 Visas allow for exchange visitors who seek to participate in various specified programs, especially medical or business training. Applicants must meet specified criteria and often must return to their home countries for two years after their J-visa program ends.
The U-visa is available to you if you have been a victim of a qualifying serious crime, if you suffered substantially as a result, and if you were cooperative with law enforcement in bringing the perpetrator to justice.
T-visas are for victims of human trafficking.
VAWA visas (which stands for the Violence Against Women Act) are for victims of domestic and/or sexual violence if their spouse was a United States Citizen.
Note: There are many more visas than the ones listed. Contact an immigration attorney today to see which visa you may qualify for!
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