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Much like every business is unique, so is every immigration case. With the globalization of business and commerce, there is an increasing sense of urgency in high-growth industries to secure the finest talent around the world. Naturally, the need for corporate immigration increases in tandem. Handling these matters skillfully and expeditiously is key, and many businesses and entrepreneurs turn to a business immigration attorney to simplify this complex process.  

At Alcorn Immigration Law, our team of experienced business immigration attorneys provides efficient and strategic legal counsel to businesses around the country. In every case, we work diligently to guide our clients through the immigration process, prioritizing transparency and strategic planning at every step. It is through this practice that we have proudly secured approval for hundreds of clients. To learn more about how we can help, consider contacting us at +1(855) 546-0015 today. 

Facts & Stats

Many of the largest and most successful companies in the United States were founded by immigrants. In fact, according to a study from the Partnership for a New American Economy, 40% of Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or first-generation citizens. Having produced trillions of dollars in revenue and creating thousands of jobs, the companies founded by foreign nationals are critical to the U.S. economy.  

Corporate Immigration Visas

In the age of global commerce, it is becoming increasingly common for businesses to seek expertise from individuals all over the world. Hiring the world’s best and brightest often necessitates securing a visa for their travel and work in the United States, however, and this is the motivation for our corporate immigration practice. Some of the most common visas and cards that we have successfully secured for our clients include:

  • H-1B visas, including H-1B lottery, extensions, amendments, portability, and transfers. Used by employers to hire professionals in specialty occupations, securing an H-1B visa can be unpredictable and daunting. H-1B visa hopefuls may submit their applications to the lottery – a system used to randomly select the individuals who can proceed to file an H-1B visa petition. While hundreds of thousands of individuals register for the H-1B lottery, roughly 20% are selected to proceed through the application process. We help our clients register for the lottery, extend their visas, amend their visa to account for significant changes to the terms and conditions of employment, and transfer their H-1B visas to a new employer.
  • O-1A extraordinary ability business and engineering visas and O-1B visas for artists including UX/UI designers. The O-1 visa category is designated for individuals who possess extraordinary ability in their field or who have a demonstrated record of success in the realm of motion picture or television. We help business leaders and engineering experts to secure O-1A visas for extraordinary ability and UX/UI designers to obtain their O-1B visa based on their extraordinary achievements in the field. 
  • L-1 intracompany transferee manager, executive, and specialized knowledge visas. Designed to allow foreign employees of companies affiliated with a United States-based company to work at an American office or establish a new branch in the country. We have worked with countless business leaders and multinational executives to navigate eligibility requirements, secure L-1 visa status, and leverage the dual intent doctrine to secure lawful permanent residency in the United States. 
  • Country-specific visas include TN for Canada and Mexico, E-3 for Australia, and H1-B1 for Chile and Singapore. These country-specific visa options allow for a more streamlined application process and are often more attractive options than the traditional visa categories. An experienced business immigration attorney can provide greater detail on whether these country-specific visas may be ideal for you and your family. 
  • Additional business visas include E-1 trade, E-2 investment, and J-1 researcher visas. The E-1 trade and E-2 investment visas are available to foreign nationals of treaty countries who wish to travel to the United States to establish a trading or investment enterprise. While these visa categories have strict requirements, the majority of the standards set forth under United States immigration law are subject to a high level of judgment and discretion. So long as your business is enhancing or facilitating economic and commercial interaction between the United States and your country of origin, you may qualify for one of these visa options. The J-1 researcher visa, on the other hand, can be utilized by research scholars or professors to participate in Exchange Visitor Programs. 
  • Permanent residence for corporate employees including PERM, EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-1C, EB-2 NIW, EB-2, EB-3, I-140, I-485 adjustment of status and portability, I-765 work permits, and I-131 advance parole travel documents. Fortunately, there is a range of opportunities available for current and prospective employees of American companies to secure permanent residence in the United States. We provide strategic guidance on which option is most favorable depending on employee needs and overall company goals.  

Our team of knowledgeable business immigration attorneys has the skill and experience necessary to craft a strategic plan that works for you and your company. We are proud to offer comprehensive legal services related to corporate immigration, meaning you can trust us to resolve any and all immigration challenges that you may face in owning and operating your business.

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How Can Foreign Nationals Obtain Permission to Work in the United States?

For foreign nationals who possess a unique combination of skills, education, and professional experience, it is entirely possible to obtain permission to work in the United States. The United States has a vested interest in spurring the economy through business activity and the various visa opportunities available to foreign nationals are a clear reflection of that interest. 

Nonimmigrant visas are one of the most common avenues used by individuals who wish to work temporarily in the United States. There is a range of options available in this category, including E visas, H visas, O visas, and TN visas. Your business immigration attorney at Alcorn Immigration Law can provide further insight into which nonimmigrant visa option is most ideal given your goals, background, and expertise. 

Individuals who wish to work permanently in the United States, on the other hand, may find employment-based immigration a more appealing option. Through employment-based immigration, an employer can help an employee secure a Green Card to live and work in the United States, which includes the employee’s spouse and children under 21.  

How Can an Employer Help an Employee Get a Green Card?

Employment-based immigration is one of the most common channels used to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. Through this channel, American companies are able to sponsor foreign-born employees to pursue lawful permanent residence status in the United States. If successful, the employee will receive their Green Card, granting them the ability to live and work in the United States for ten years, including their spouse and children under 21 years of age. 

In the majority of cases, the process begins when the employer has received approval on their Application for Permanent Labor Certification, after which they may file Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker on behalf of the foreign-born employee. The petition can be filed on behalf of a current or prospective employee, who can be located either inside or outside of the United States.  

How to Choose the Right Immigration Attorney for Your Needs

The immigration attorney that you choose has the ability to make or break your opportunity to engage in business in the United States. For this reason, it is crucial that you carefully consider several factors before hiring legal counsel for your company. During your initial correspondence with potential business immigration attorneys, it may be helpful to consider the following: 

  • What is the law firm’s approval rating for similar cases? 
  • How quickly will the attorney be able to secure approval for your case? 
  • Will the attorney be able to adequately mitigate risk while handling your case? What are their strategies for mitigating risk and optimizing your outcome? 
  • How will the attorney communicate with you about key aspects of your case? 
  • Do you feel comfortable speaking with the attorney and confident in their services and professionalism? 
  • What is their fee structure? 

Setting expectations is imperative and can help create the foundation for your working relationship with your attorney. It is important that you not only feel comfortable with your legal counsel but that they prioritize efficiency and quality in all components of their work.

How a Business Immigration Attorney at Alcorn Immigration Law Can Help

At Alcorn Immigration Law, we listen closely to our clients’ needs and goals to gain a strategic understanding of their cases. Our team of experienced business immigration attorneys utilizes this approach to deliver exemplary results to our clients. Whether you are looking to secure a visa to work in the United States, require passport services for travel outside of the country, or are embarking on the journey to permanent residence, we are available to help. To begin strategizing your immigration plan today, consider contacting our office at +1(855) 546-0015 today.