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Employment Based Visas

 

Employment Based Visas

The Immigration and Naturality Acts authorizes a total of 140,000 employment-based visas per year. At the Law Office of Luis Mariano Garcia, P.A., our attorneys have the expertise necessary to determine which of the employment-based visas best suits your need.

There are several Permanent Employment Based Visas (EB). These visas are granted with preference towards highly specialized occupations. The preferences are determined as follows:

First Preference (EB-1)

Individuals with extraordinary abilities such as Nobel Prize winners, exceptional educators and multinational executives.

Second preference (EB-2)

Individuals with advanced degrees.

Third preference (EB-3)

Skilled and professional workers.

Fourth preference (EB-4)

Foreign religious workers and current and past employees of the U.S. government.

Fifth preference (EB-5)

Those who wish to start a business in the U.S. that could create job opportunities for citizens.

Non-Immigrant Work Visas

Several non-immigrant work visas allow foreign nationals to come to the United States to work on a temporary basis. These include:

L-Visas (Intracompany Transfers)

Allow companies with multinational interests to transfer foreign employees to the U.S.

H-Visas

Used by U.S. companies to hire foreign nationals or students for positions that require special skills, knowledge or executive experience.

E-Visas

For foreign nations who are active in trading with the U.S. or who actively invest in a U.S. company that creates jobs.

These are just a few of the temporary work visas available. At Luis Mariano Garcia, P.A. , we work closely with our business clients to determine which visa will best suit their employment needs. If you are interested in sponsoring a foreign national for a permanent or temporary work visa, please contact us to schedule an appointment.