Houston Work Visa Lawyers
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There are a wide variety of work visas available through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). These different visas allow foreign nationals who wish to work in the U.S. to find the right path to accomplish their employment goals. If you wish to pursue permanent residency in the U.S., you can apply for an employment-based immigration visa, which allows applicants to pursue a long-term residency in the U.S. with sponsorship from an employer who is already a citizen or permanent resident. If your employment goals are of a temporary nature, our we can help you apply for a non-immigrant work visa.
Types of Work Visas
There are many types of work visas available when seeking work in the United States. Below is a list of some visas we can help you with. Don't see the type you need here? We can still assist you -- give us a call at (832) 514-4030.
There are many options in this category, including but not limited to:
- EB-5 visa — Investor visas
- E-1 / E-2 visa — Investors and traders
- H-1B visa — Professionals / specialty occupations
- P-1 visa — Entertainers, athletes, and artists
- R-1 visa — Religious workers
- L-1 visa — Intra-company transfers
- J-1 visa — student visa
- TN visas - engineers, lawyers, teachers, scientists, accountants & more of Canada & Mexico seeking temporary work under NAFTA
How can a Houston Work Visa Attorney help?
When you work with The Modi Law Firm, PLLC, rest assured that we can help you find the correct visa type for your situation. Our team is thorough, knowledgeable, and committed to the best interests of our clients. We truly want to help the individuals who come to our office and refuse to settle for anything but the best outcome for your immigration case.
Because the visa application process is often complicated, we assist our clients in completing and filing all of the necessary paperwork. As a professor of law at the University of Houston who previously worked at Harvard Law School, you can trust our work visa lawyer in Houston to provide skillful representation for your case.
Requirements for an H-1B Visa
H-1B visas are for professionals or those in a specialty occupation. It authorizes a foreign worker to work in the United States for a US company. Though typically a non-immigrant visa, it may also be recognized as having dual intent, meaning that the holder may also intend to have it while applying for a green card.
To qualify for an H-1B visa, you must be sponsored by an employer in the United States. It is important to notify your employer during the job application process that you will require sponsorship. Your employer must be able to show that there is a shortage of qualified workers in the U.S. for the position and pay a prevailing wage.
H-1B visas have an annual cap set at 85,000 visas a year and 20,000 for reserved works with master's degrees.
The H-1B Process
After hired, your employer will start the application process. They must:
Submit the Labor Conditions Approval (LCA) via the iCERT Portal System
Submit Form I-219 to file the Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
Processing times for petitions can take up to 3 to 4 months, however it may vary depending on the service center. Premium processing is available for an additional fee.
When the petition is approved, you must get your visa processed at your home country’s US embassy or consulate. This typically takes 2 to 3 days, but also varies based on your location
Contact Our Work Visa Attorneys in Houston, TX
When you need help applying for an employment visa, our Houston work visa lawyers at The Modi Law Firm can help you determine which visa is best for your specific situation. Don't wait, call our employment visa attorneys for help achieving your immigration goals.