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Business and Employment Visas
These visas are available for Business Owners, Managers and Employees under three separate categories:
1) Investors (E-1, E-2 Visa)
These visas are for business owners who wish to invest in an new or existing business in the United States. The amount of investment depends upon the nature, size, and value of the business.
The ratio of cash invested to debt incurred affects the likelihood that the visa will be approved. (The higher this ratio, the stronger the application.) Upon approval the investor and his/her family are allowed to live, work, and study in the United States for the duration of the business enterprise(s).
2) Transfers from a Foreign Company to a U.S. Business:
A) L1-A Business Executives or Managers
B) L1-B Employees with Special Knowledge
3) Employees in Specialty Occupations - TN Visas and H1-B visas:
A) H1-B Visa
The H1-B category of visa is for individuals with a requires a diploma from an accredited four-year university (or equivalent work experience) and an employment offer for a job that requires that degree. An H1-B visa can be renewed for up to six years. To determine if your education, work experience, job skills, and the wage offered by your employer will meet USCIS requirements, you should consult an experienced immigration attorney.
The next round of H1-B visas opens for filing April 1, 2009. As in prior years, the annual quota will likely be filed within 30 days of opening, so potential employees should contact an immigration attorney now to begin the process and secure one of these visas.
B) TN Visas ( for Foreign Nationals from Canada and Mexico)
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), a class of TN visas are available only to Canadian and Mexican nationals. These visas are nearly identical to H1-B visas (see above), but they do not have a six-year renewal limit. There is also no annual limit on the number of TN visas that can be issued, and they are only available to certain classes of professional and do not have prevailing wage requirements. To determine if you qualify for a TN visa, you should consult an experienced immigration attorney.
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