Business Immigration

Nonimmigrant Visas

An alien who seeks temporary entry to the United States for a specific purpose. The alien must have a permanent residence abroad (for most classes of admission) and qualify for the nonimmigrant classification sought. The nonimmigrant classifications include: foreign government officials, visitors for business and for pleasure, aliens in transit through the United States, treaty traders and investors, students, international representatives, temporary workers and trainees, representatives of foreign information media, exchange visitors, fiance(e)s of U.S. citizens, intracompany transferees, NATO officials, religious workers, and some others. Most nonimmigrants can be accompanied or joined by spouses and unmarried minor (or dependent) children.
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  • E2 Treaty Investor
  • F1 Student
  • H1B Specialty Occupation Worker
  • J-1 Trainee/Physician Waivers
  • L-1 Intracompany Transferee
  • O-1 Religious Workers
  • TN under NAFTA

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Immigrant Visas

Permanent Resident Alien - an alien admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Permanent residents are also commonly referred to as immigrants. Lawful permanent residents are legally accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States. They may be issued immigrant visas by the Department of State overseas or adjusted to permanent resident status by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the United States.
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  • Extraordinary Ability
  • Multinational Managers/Executives
  • Outstanding Professors/Researchers
  • National Interest Waivers
  • PERM Labor Certification

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