VISAS FOR FOREIGN PROFESSIONALS

Seeking a professional visa to the U.S.?

If you are a foreign national seeking to come to the United States for various professional reasons then you will greatly benefit from understanding the various types of visas that are available to you. Whether you are seeking to conduct business, make an investment, transfer to another business inside the U.S. or for other professional reasons, our firm can assist you in this process. The following is a summary list of various kinds of profession visas and how you could benefit from using them:

Business
 B-1 visas are visitor types available to those who are seeking to come to the U.S. for various purposes. These may include meeting with an associate, obtaining business education from a convention, negotiate a business venture or to settle an estate. This is a temporary visa in which the holder must exit the country by the expiration date, or petition for an extension.

Work Transfer
 L-1A and L-1B visas are for individuals who work for an international company and are being transferred to the company inside the United States. In addition, you must be in a managerial position or one that utilizes specialized knowledge. You will most likely be able to bring your spouse with you and any unmarried children under the age of 21, provided that they qualify for an L-1B visa.

Specialized Work
 H-1B visas are available to those who are seeking to come to the United States for the purpose of filling a position that requires specialty knowledge and abilities. Most often these positions require a Bachelor's degree, or other license to work in this occupation.

Investment
 If you plan to invest funds in a new commercial enterprise then you may benefit from the EB-5 Immigrant Investor visa. This will allow you to come to the U.S. for a short period of time to conduct your business.

How Our Cleveland Firm Can Help You

At Jonathan A. Bartell, Attorney with Margaret W. Wong & Associates, we have extensive experience in many various immigration matters and we can assist you in your case if you choose to work with us. We can answer your questions, discuss your options with you, advise you of the best action for you to take, and provide you with skilled assistance in your case. Contact an Ohio immigration lawyer at our firm today to discuss your situation and your options whether you live in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus or other surrounding city. We also serve clients throughout the rest of the nation and worldwide.