Immigration through employment and investment requires meeting varied detailed legal requirements and procedures. Representation by a qualified immigration attorney assists the employer and employee and the investor to meet these requirements for the employee and investor and family members. Principal employment and investment categories are:

Temporary Employment – Employer sponsored:

  • H-1B – Specialty Occupation (all countries)
  • E-3 – Specialty Occupation (Australia)
  • L-1A – International Manager or Executive
  • L-1B – International specialized knowledge employee
  • J-1 – Exchange visitor
  • O-1 – Extraordinary ability in science, art, business or athletics
  • TN – Selected professions (Mexican and Canadian Citizens)

Temporary Investment:

  • E-1 – Treaty Trader (selected countries)
  • E-2 – Treaty Investor (selected countries)

Permanent Investment:

  • EB-5 – Job-creating entrepreneur – $1 Million investment or $500,000 investment in high-unemployment area and creation of ten full-time jobs

Permanent Employment – Employer sponsored:

  • Labor Certification – PERM
  • EB-1 Outstanding professor or researcher
  • EB-1 International Manager or Executive Permanent Employment – Self sponsored
  • EB-1 Extraordinary ability in science, art, business or athletics
  • EB-2 Exceptional ability in science, art, or business and waiver of labor certification in the national interest