Investor Visas

Individuals eligible for the employment-creation classification under the employment-based fifth preference (“EB-5”) enjoy substantial advantages in the green card process. While they may skip the labor certification process normally required for employment-based permanent residency, they must meet specifically set thresholds for levels of investment and demonstrated employment creation for U.S.

O-1 Visas Extraordinary Ability Workers

 

O-1 Visas

O-1 classification allows foreign nationals who demonstrate extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics through sustained national or international acclaim to come temporarily to the United States to continue work in the area of their extraordinary ability.

E-Verify

E-Verify is an online system, operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows employers to electronically verify employment eligibility.

Non-Immigrant (Temporary) Visas

Nonimmigrant visas are for temporary residence in the U.S., whereas immigrant visas provide for permanent residence. Many nonimmigrant visa categories require that foreign nationals demonstrate nonimmigrant intent – proof that they have a residence in a foreign country which they have no intention of abandoning.