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We have employed AUTHORISED COUNSEL Mr. Michael B.Dye, who is a good standing member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and is admitted to practice law in various jurisdictions, including California and the District of Columbia. *Admitted in California and the District of Columbia. Practice limited to federal immigration law and international law.
Mr. Dye has worked in various positions for the United States Government for more than 10 years, living and working overseas in myriad locations. Mr. Dye has extensive experience working in the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, and has the regional expertise to break through cultural barriers and provide the comprehensive legal assistance to solve all of your immigration needs. Fluent in Spanish, he has served at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, and has worked with numerous other U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide.
When determining which type of visa to pursue, the first question you need to ask yourself is what is the primary reason you have for visiting the United States? Then ask yourself: What are your long-term goals? What would you like to accomplish while you're in the United States? How long would you like to stay?
We at Travellers Needs can provide assistance to individuals seeking non-immigrant visas to visit the United States for business or pleasure, attend a school or participate in an exchange program, invest in a new or existing business, or engage in temporary work. We also assist individuals who want to become permanent residents ("green card" holders) of the United States through a relationship with a qualifying family member, a job offer, or an investment. Knowing the system is essential in the practice of immigration law. United States immigration laws are fluid and complex, and the process of dealing with government agencies can be lengthy and frustrating. When seeking an attorney to assist you with your immigration-related matters, you need someone who knows how the government functions. Choosing the wrong type of visa or making errors in the application process may yield grave consequences. Lengthy delays may ensue, and in some cases you may be permanently barred from reentry. Effective representation is critical in order to successfully navigate through the maze of U.S. immigration law.
Non-immigrant visas are issued to those who intend to enter the U.S. for a temporary stay and who intend to depart the U.S. at the end of their stay. U.S. law establishes separate classifications of non-immigrant visas for tourism, business, temporary employment, study, transit, investment, training, and other purposes.
A - Diplomatic Personnel and their Families (A-1/A-2/A-3)
B - Temporary Visitors for Business/Pleasure (B-1/B-2)
B-1 "Business" Visa includes visas to the U.S. to attend conventions, conferences, consultations and other legitimate activities of a commercial or professional nature. This may include taking steps to establish a branch office of a foreign company or to set up an investment in the United States
B-2 "Tourist" Visa includes visits to the U.S. for pleasure involving recreation, tourism, amusement, visits with friends or relatives, rest, medical treatment, and social networking
C - Visitors in Transit
D - Crew Members
E-1 & E-2 Treaty Trader & Treaty Investor
E-1 "Treaty Traders" are persons engaging in substantial trade between the U.S. and their home country
E-2 "Treaty Investors" are persons coming to the U.S. to develop and direct enterprises in the U.S. in which they are investing a substantial amount of capital
L - Intracompany Transferees
Available for employees who have been employed by a multinational company abroad that seeks to open new business operations in the United States or transfer the employee to an existing business that is related to the company abroad
L-1A for Managers/Executives
L-1B for Employees with Specialized Company Knowledge
L-1 regulations also recognize a visa may be issued for opening a "new office"
H - Temporary Workers who fill an immediate and temporary need for labor
H-1B1 for non-immigrant professionals from Chile & Singapore
H-1C for Registered Nurses
H-2A for Temporary Agricultural Workers
H-2B for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers
H-4 for spouses and children of persons in the other H classes
O - Persons with "Extraordinary Ability" in the fields of Science, Art, Education, Business, or Athletics
P - Internationally Recognized Athletes, Artists, or Members of Recognized Entertainment Groups
Q - Participants in International Cultural Exchange Programs
F - Academic Students
J - Exchange Visitors
G - International Organization Representatives
K - Fiancé(e)s and Spouses of U.S. Citizens
M - Vocational or Non-Academic students seeking to enter the U.S. temporarily to pursue a full course of study at an established or recognized vocational or other non-academic institution
R - Religious Workers
Other categories of visas are available depending upon individual/corporate needs
Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
Foreign nationals who are skilled or educated and who have job offers have the possibility of immigrating to the United States. Typically, the prospective employer must first obtain a labor certification and approval of a petition. An approved Labor Certification (LC) is a document issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) certifying that: (1) An employer needs the foreign worker's skills and abilities; (2) The employer has tried to recruit U.S. workers for the position; (3) The employer has offered the position at the normal or prevailing wage; and (4) The employer has found no qualified workers.
EB-1 Priority Workers
EB-2 Advanced-degree Holders & Aliens of Exceptional Ability
EB-3 Professional, Skilled and Other Workers
EB-4 Religious Workers
EB-5 Immigrant Investors
The EB-5 "Immigrant Investor" Visa
The U.S. Congress created the EB-5 immigrant visa category in 1990 for immigrants seeking to enter to engage in a commercial enterprise that will benefit the U.S. economy and create at least 10 full-time jobs. The basic amount required to invest is $1 million, although that amount may be $500,000 if the investment is made in a "targeted employment area."
Family Based Immigrant Visas
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