Winter Park & Orlando Employment Immigration Attorneys
Employment-Based Non-Permanent Residents
Foreign nationals who intend to work temporarily in the United States must
obtain a non-immigrant classification as a temporary worker. This type
immigration is for foreign nationals who will not be permanently residing in the United
States. In order for a foreign citizen to obtain a classification, companies
or employers must file a non-immigrant petition on their behalf. Depending
on the visa classification, applicants will also need to supply sufficient
documentation and evidence of their abilities, skills or future contributions
as temporary workers in the United States.
Non-Immigrant Temporary Worker Classifications
There are many different non-immigrant visa categories for temporary workers.
Depending on the skills of a worker, their industry and other unique circumstances,
foreign citizens may be granted one of the following visas.
B-1 visas are for temporary business visitors. In order to qualify for
a B-1 visa, foreign nationals must be visiting the United States for a
business related activity or purpose. This can include attendance at professional
conventions and conferences, consultations and meetings, training and others.
E-1 and E-2
E-1 and E-2 visas are non-immigrant classifications that allow nationals
of a country with which the U.S. maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation
to be admitted to the United States. E-1 visas are for individuals who
will be conducting international trade within the country. E-2 visas are
for investors who will be making substantial investments in a U.S. business.
Foreign students who will be attending an academic institution, language
training program, seminary or conservatory must apply for an F-1 visa.
Applicants must meet specific requirements, including acceptance at a
school, sufficient funds to pursue their studies, preparation for their
education and an intention to leave the United States once they have completed
their program. F-1 visas are generally granted for the duration of a foreign
national's full time student status.
H visas encompass several separate classifications of foreign citizens
who will be engaging in a specific type of employment. This includes:
H-1B visas for individuals in a specialty occupation, which requires highly
specialized skills and knowledge and completion of a course of higher
education. This classification also includes fashion models and government
research and development employment.
H-2A visas are for seasonal agricultural workers.
H-2B visas are for temporary or seasonal nonagricultural workers.
H-3 visas are a classification for non-immigrants who will be receiving training
in the United States.
Media I visas are granted to non-immigrant representatives and employees
of foreign media. This classification can include film crews, journalists
J visas are granted to foreign nationals who have been accepted into a
certified Exchange Visitor Program. As temporary non-immigrants, exchange
visitors will be expected to return to their home countries after completing
L visas are for foreign citizens who will be transferring within a company.
Applicants who, within the previous years, have been employed in another
country continuously for one year and will be transferring to a branch,
parent affiliate or subsidiary of their same employer in the U.S. will
be eligible. Classification L-1A covers executives or managers while L-1B
visas are for employees with a specialized knowledge.
O non-immigrant visas are granted to foreign individuals with extraordinary
ability or achievement in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.
This classification also covers those with accomplishments in the motion
picture or television industry.
Internationally recognized individual athletes and athletic teams qualify
for P visas. Members of internationally recognized entertainment groups
and artists or entertainers who are party of a culturally unique program
may also qualify for a class of P visas.
Foreign citizens who come to the United States as participants in an international
cultural exchange program will be granted a Q visa. Their work can involve
practical training, employment and education about their home country's
history, culture and traditions.
Temporary religion workers who will be employed at least 20 hours per
week by a non-profit religious organization in the U.S. will receive R-1
visas. This classification also covers workers of any religious denomination
in the United States, including ministers and other religious vocations.
TN / NAFTA Visa
the North American Free Trade Agreement allows Canadian and Mexican citizens
to enter the United States for professional business activities. Applicants
must be working professionals with appropriate qualifications, such as
lawyers, scientists, teachers, engineers and others.
Focused on the Needs of Orlando Employers and Workers
The entire legal team at
Robert Brown LLC understands the significant contributions skilled and educated foreign
workers can make to the United States. From highly technical global innovations
in science and medicine to relief in workforce shortages, non-immigrant
temporary workers have consistently aided in the improvement of American
society, culture, economy and infrastructure. As a result, we take pride
in our ability to facilitate the immigration needs of employers throughout
the country and the state of Florida.
Throughout the years we have helped countless American employers and foreign
nationals swiftly and smoothly resolve their immigration cases in order
to obtain appropriate non-immigrant and
permanent residence visas. Our highly regarded legal team is comprised of Martindale-Hubbell®
AV Preeminent® rated Robert Brown and certified
Rising Stars℠ Rishi Oza and Aleksandar Cuic, all of whom have the well-rounded skills
and experience needed to meet the unique needs of clients.
If you would like to learn more about how our esteemed Florida immigration
attorneys can assist you with obtaining a non-immigrant temporary worker visa,
contact Robert Brown LLC today. We serve clients throughout the state from our office in Winter Park.