Audrey Allen Immigration Law attorneys have experience representing businesses across a diverse range of industries, counseling clients through the broad spectrum of employment-based immigration options. Our attorneys have advised start-ups, regional manufacturing businesses, and global corporations through complex immigration employment matters.
Any citizen of a foreign country seeking to enter the United States to work must have employment authorization. This category is divided into two types: non-immigrant visas are issued to individuals working in the United States for a temporary, fixed period of time for a specific purposes and immigrant visas for those working and living in the United States as lawful permanent residents (“green card”).
Non-immigrant Employment Visas
Foreign nationals with permission to work in the United States are sponsored by a U.S. employer to work at a specific job for a temporary period of time or based on a work authorization (work permit) for specific objectives. A sampling of case types we have handled successfully include the following, but are not limited to:
E-1/2 (treaty traders/investors)
E-3 (Australian professionals in specialty occupations)
H-1B (professionals in specialty occupations)
H-1B1 (Chilean and Singaporean professionals in specialty occupations)
L-1 (intra-company transferees)
O (persons of extraordinary ability)
P (certain athletes and entertainers)
TN (certain Canadian and Mexican professionals)
R (religious workers)
J-1 (Trainee visas); J-1 Waiver; and J-1 Advisory Opinions
H-2B (non-agricultural seasonal, peakload, or one-time need workers)
F-1 (student visa issues, OPT/STEM-OPT)
B-1 in lieu of H-1B
B-1 (business travelers)
Immigrant Employment Visas
There are five basic types of business immigrant visas, each limited by annual quota per category by country. These immigrants are granted lawful permanent residency (“green card”) to work and live permanently in the United States. These green cards are applied for by the U.S. employer or in some cases the immigrant is able to self-petition. Examples of cases we can handle are:
NIW (National Interest Waiver)
EB-1(a) (Alien of Extraordinary Ability)
EB-1(b) (Outstanding Professors/Researchers)
EB-1(c) (Multinational Manager or Executive)
PERM Labor Certification
EB-2 Based on PERM (Advanced Degree/Exceptional Ability)
EB-3 Based on PERM (Professionals, skilled workers and other workers)
EB-4 (Special Immigrant & Religious Workers)
EB-5 (Investor Visa)
Foreign Nurses Immigration
Adjustment of Status
Concurrent Filings of Immigrant visa and Adjustment of Status
Waivers of inadmissibility for unlawful presence, criminal convictions, misrepresentation, etc.
Audrey Allen Immigration Law also handles ancillary issues such as advising on issues related to and filing of re-entry permits, advance parole, and preservation of lawful permanent status.
Audrey Allen Immigration can assist in consular processing which allows certain individuals to apply for lawful permanent residency, either through an approved family or employment-based petition at a U.S. Consulate abroad. We assist in every step in the process from initial documentary submissions and filings with the National Visa Center to preparation for the interview at the U.S. Consulate. Our team has successfully navigated complicated cases located at numerous consulates worldwide.
Audrey Allen Immigration also works with clients across the globe to support them in applying for non-immigrant visas at U.S. Consulates abroad.
Audrey Allen Immigration lawyers think outside the box – offering solutions to corporate clients that are creative and forward-thinking. As a boutique immigration practice we are able to give each client individualized attention while providing big firm knowledge and experience. Our clients’ cases are prepared by attorneys not paralegals.