The two most important tools for successfully practicing immigration law are knowledge and experience. Specifically where business immigration is concerned, knowledge begins with understanding the many different types of visas our country makes available to foreign workers hoping to come on a temporary basis. Needless to say, there are enough options to cause confusion among the inexperienced.
Experience is a valuable asset in that it teaches us how to handle each and every case. That’s why we place such a premium on it here at Graham Adair. With offices in Texas, California, and Utah, the combination of our legal knowledge and first-hand experience makes us a preferred legal representative for businesses with immigration needs anywhere in the country.
Every Aspect of Business Immigration
You will be happy to know that Graham Adair has experience in every aspect of business immigration. We represent clients whose needs include assistance with:
- immigration visas
- non-immigration visas
- mergers and acquisitions
- employer sanctions
- consular practice.
Regardless of the need, our team can help. We have a passion for business immigration, a passion that drives us to meet or exceed all client expectations. We invite you to put us to the test.
Three Types of Work Visas
Here in the U.S., visas are divided into six categories. Employment and business visas are the two categories we deal with most often. Unlike work visas, business visas are designed for foreign nationals who seek to travel to the U.S. to transact business on a temporary basis.
As for employment visas, these are intended for foreign nationals who desire to work the U.S. as employees for a limited amount of time. Under the employment visa category, there are three types of visas:
- Temporary Employment – These are visas for temporary employment granted on a petition basis. They include visas in the H, L, O, TN, and E subcategories.
- Exchange Visitor – Exchange visitor visas are intended for educators, academics, and other individuals involved in temporary work exchange programs. These include all visas in the J subcategory.
- Business Visas – These are visas issued under the B-1 subcategory, intended for people coming to the U.S. for business meetings, to fulfill a contract, or other business activities not requiring hands-on work. People from certain countries can qualify under the ESTA program, which means they do not require an actual visa in their passport in order to enter the U.S. as temporary business visitors.
Paperwork and Fees
Applying for any one of the three types of worker visas involves submitting paperwork and paying government fees. Accurately completing paperwork supporting evidentiary requirements is usually the most difficult part of the process. Forms can be confusing; questions can be ambiguous; there may be some information applicants don’t know how to furnish.
Graham Adair business immigration attorneys know each and every form in detail. Our team understands not only how to complete the forms, but also the exact information USCIS agents are looking for. We are aware of current areas of enforcement and will help our clients navigate them successfully.
Business Unconstrained by Borders
The Graham Adair team is passionate about business immigration and the application of immigration law. It is our firm belief that companies should be able to conduct business unconstrained by borders.
Borders should not prevent your company from hiring the best foreign workers available. They should not prevent your hires from traveling to the U.S. to work for you. Unfortunately, borders are problematic for companies who choose to handle business immigration in-house despite a lack of expertise and knowledge.
We supply the expertise and knowledge your organization needs.