Our Experienced Attorneys Help Streamline The Process
In today’s global marketplace, companies of all sizes conduct business around the world. Recruiting talent has become a global endeavor as well. Employment brings thousands of immigrants to the United States every year. The immigration lawyers at Rodriguez Bell & DiFranco Law Office, LLC, assist businesses and individuals with work-based visas, labor certification, investor visas and petitioning for permanent residency or citizenship.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to work-based immigration. There are dozens of types of work visas, each designed for a specific situation. If you are an employer with noncitizen workers or a noncitizen who is pursuing a work opportunity, we can help you determine what type of visa is appropriate, what documentation is necessary and guide you through the petitioning process.
We Help With Green Cards And Nonimmigrant Visas
If a company wants to hire a noncitizen worker on a permanent basis, the worker will need a green card. In addition to allowing the holder to stay in the U.S. indefinitely, a green card also allows the holder to pursue citizenship status once he or she has lived in the U.S. for a certain amount of time. Green cards are commonly issued to workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability.
Those who wish to pursue temporary work status more often file for nonimmigrant visas. One of the most common types of nonimmigrant visas is a B-1 visa, which is frequently used by foreigners who are in the U.S. to serve as a consultant, negotiate a contract, attend a conference or participate in training. Other types of visas that we help employees and employers obtain include:
- H-1B — Workers with special knowledge or skills
- L — Intracompany transfers
- A — Diplomat or government officials
- P — Entertainers and athletes
- J — Physicians
- R — Religious workers
With so many legal options to review, obtaining a work visa can become a confusing endeavor. Missteps may cause delays that you cannot afford. Our employment-based immigration attorneys will ensure that your application stays on track. Call or email us to schedule a consultation. We work with clients in Cleveland and the greater Columbus area from offices in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio.