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The United States is the land of opportunity. Year after year, people come to America looking to start a career and support their families. The process of obtaining a visa that permits a foreign national to work here can be extremely difficult. There are several different kinds of employment-based visas available, each one with its own set of requirements.

At Wheatley Immigration Law, LLC, our employment-based immigration attorney can walk you through your options and help you navigate the process. When you sit down for a consultation with our attorney, she will listen carefully to your story and take the time to understand your goals and concerns. With Attorney Dayna Wheatley on your side, you are that much closer to obtaining the visa you need to create the life you want.

Contact us online or call (504) 784-6803 to get started today.

Choosing the Right Employment-Based Visa

Without extensive knowledge of U.S. immigration policies, it can be difficult to know which visa is best suited for your needs and your unique situation. Many prospective immigrants don’t know where to begin.

The U.S. offers both temporary and long-term employment visas intended for many types of workers. Each of these visas has its own benefits and qualifications.

Some common employment visas include:

  • E­2 and EB-5 - For immigrant investors
  • F1 and M1 - For those intending to study in the United States
  • H­-1B - For employees in specialty occupations or services
  • J-1 - For those visiting the U.S. to teach, study, or otherwise demonstrate skills or receive training
  • L-­1A and L-1B - For international executives, managers, or employees with specialized knowledge transferring to locations within their company
  • O-1 - For individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ability or achievement in the field, such as artists, scientists, entertainers, athletes, or business professionals
  • P-1, P-2, and P-3 - For individual or team athletes, entertainers, or artists who are internationally recognized or who intend to perform in a reciprocal exchange or culturally unique program
  • R-­1 - For those temporarily working with a nonprofit religious organization in a religious occupation

How to Obtain Employment in the United States

Foreign nationals who want to get a job in the United States must apply for a visa. Some visas require employer sponsorship, meaning you must have a prospective job lined up and your employer must petition on your behalf. Other work visas can be obtained without employer sponsorship. Employment-based visas can be temporary or permanent.

The best first step you can take is to retain a New Orleans attorney. Wheatley Immigration Law, LLC is here to provide the support you need. Attorney Dayna Wheatley makes sure clients know what to expect from the process they face. She performs exhaustive research and takes the time to carefully analyze all evidence and documents you provide. She also remains available and responsive at all times so that she can answer any questions or address any concerns that may arise along the way.

This is a big step and a huge milestone in your life – you deserve outstanding counsel from a firm that cares. Choose Wheatley Immigration Law, LLC for all of your employment and family immigration needs.

More About the Employment Immigration Process

Immigrant workers seeking employement-based immigrant visas must have a job offer from a U.S. employer and meet all the education and experience requirements to qualify. Hiring an skilled New Orleans Employment-Based Immigration lawyer can help you reach this milestone.

Filing these employment-based immigration documents can be an exhaustive process where even the smallest mistake could result in a rejection. Having an experienced attorney's help can alleviate some of the pressure you feel along the journey.

Get in touch with us today by calling (504) 784-6803.


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