Corporate Immigration Attorney at San Mateo County

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Corporate immigration serves as a catalyst for growth, innovation, and expansion, allowing companies to harness the skills and expertise necessary for their success. At Alcorn Immigration, we empower businesses to create an immigration policy that addresses all phases of the employment lifecycle, from onboarding to employee departure. To discuss your immigration strategy with our team of knowledgeable corporate immigration attorneys, consider connecting with our Silicon Valley office at (855) 546-0015 today. 

How We Help Companies Secure the Right Talent to Scale

By overcoming borders, expanding opportunity, and connecting the world through our practice of visionary immigration law, we empower companies to thrive in an interconnected world. In an increasingly globalized world, the importance of securing the right talent to scale is critical. At Alcorn Immigration, we help companies access the global talent pool by providing tailored immigration solutions that take into account your immediate business needs, your company’s trajectory, and your recruitment goals.

Corporate Immigration Visas

Our corporate immigration attorneys have worked with companies across an array of industries to secure corporate immigration visas for their team members. As a result of our in-depth experience and commitment to excellence, we have solidified our position as the go-to partner for companies handling complex immigration matters. We have successfully navigated a range of complex immigration matters, including:

  • Securing the H-1B visa for employees in specialty occupations and leveraging cap-exempt employment to help companies bypass the lottery system.
  • Navigating the stringent requirements of the O-1A visa for workers with extraordinary ability. 
  • Facilitating intracompany transfers using the L-1 visa for multinational managers and executives.
  • Obtaining TN visas for Canadian and Mexican professionals who work in certain specialty occupations.
  • Acquiring the E-3 visa for Australian citizens and H1-B1 visas for Chilean and Singaporean citizens who work in specialty occupations. 
  • Applying for other business and exchange program visas like the E-1 trade visa, E-2 investor visa, and J-1 researcher visa

Permanent Residence for Employees

The benefits of a global workforce are irrefutable, and using immigration-related incentives to recruit the best employees can be beneficial. For this reason, many employers offer Green Card sponsorship for key employees. Permanent residence for employees is an ideal solution for employers who wish to avoid time-consuming visa renewals and strict visa regulations. We help navigate the process of applying for and obtaining EB-1A, EB-1B, and EB-1C Green Cards as well as EB-2 NIW Green Cards for founders and qualifying employees, EB-2 for individuals with an advanced degree or exceptional ability, and EB-3 for skilled workers, professionals, or other workers.

How to Obtain Permission to Work in the United States

U.S. immigration law provides a few different options for foreign nationals to obtain permission to work in the country. The option you choose will depend on a range of factors, including your current residence and professional/educational background. If you are already residing in the U.S. on a nonimmigrant visa, the right solution may be to find an employer and apply for either an adjustment of status (from a nonimmigrant visa to a Green Card) or a change of status (between nonimmigrant visas) to obtain permission to work. If you are outside of the U.S., on the other hand, you may identify a U.S. employer to submit a petition on your behalf. 

Can Foreign Nationals Self-Petition to Work in the United States?

It is also possible to apply for a work visa without an employer sponsor. We have helped entrepreneurs self-petition for the O-1 visa, for example. The EB-1A and EB-2 NIW Green Cards also allow an applicant to bypass the requirement for employer sponsorship. If you want to remain in the country long-term, these immigrant visas may be the right choice. Your Alcorn corporate immigration attorney can provide additional insight into the ideal immigration solution based on your background and unique combination of skills.

How Can an Employer Sponsor an Employee to Secure a Green Card?

Employer sponsorship is a common avenue to permanent residence in the U.S. American companies can sponsor Green Cards for both current and prospective employees. The first step is to identify which visa category is right for the employee. Each category is highly nuanced, so it is important to select the visa that most closely matches the employee’s background and skill set. 

The PERM labor certification process is required for some Green Card categories. To obtain a labor certification, the employer must prove that no qualified U.S. workers are available to fill the position. Once the labor certification has been approved, the employer may file the immigrant visa petition for the employee. Altogether, this process can take several months to several years, underscoring the importance of seeking legal assistance to obtain your Green Card as efficiently and expeditiously as possible. 

How to Choose the Best Corporate Immigration Attorney for Companies

The immigration process can be daunting, but with an immigration attorney guiding you, it can be a much more streamlined experience with better results. With a 95%+ approval rating and a strong track record of winning, we are the firm of choice among corporate clients nationwide. Nonetheless, when browsing potential candidates for your company’s legal counsel, it can be helpful to consider: 

  • Does the attorney have experience working with business-minded individuals and entrepreneurs in your industry? 
  • Do they put your interests first and prioritize integrity in their legal practice?
  • Will the firm manage your case so you can focus on your company’s growth? 
  • Are they responsive and answer your questions promptly?

The Alcorn Method

Alcorn Law was founded by Sophie Alcorn, a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California. We have been voted as the top law firm in California for technology startups, an achievement that can be traced back to our unique method for managing corporate immigration matters: 

  • Strategize. We begin all cases with a comprehensive assessment of your goals and objectives to identify the right solution for your organization. 
  • Prepare your case to optimize your chance of approval. 
  • File all petitions and supporting documents according to the standards set forth by the USCIS and the State Department.
  • We are confident in our ability to win your case and provide guidance on any necessary next steps.

Immigration Resources for Corporations

Your confidence and clarity in navigating the immigration process is our primary goal. For this reason, we have developed a range of immigration resources for companies to ensure understanding and success:  

Accomplish, Together

Having an effective immigration strategy in place mitigates uncertainty and makes your organization more appealing to potential workers. At Alcorn Immigration, we provide support to companies in San Mateo, Menlo Park, South San Francisco, Redwood City, and Berkeley as they make key decisions to expand their operations internationally. To accomplish, together with our team of experienced corporate immigration attorneys, consider contacting our Silicon Valley office at (855) 546-0015 today.