Chicago Business Non-Immigrant Visa
American companies and businesses rely on workers to succeed but in some industries, it may be more difficult to find employees who are trained for the job or who are willing to take on the company’s type of work. Our Chicago business non-immigrant attorneys at the Law Offices of Cheng, Cho & Yee can help you obtain visas, which allow you to bring foreign workers to the United States for a limited period of time.
L-1, H-1B and E-2 Visa Law Firm
Non-immigrant employment-based visas are divided into several categories and are made available to workers of differing classifications and skills. Each visa type has its own set of rules and requirements so it is important for you to understand the differences in order to choose the right visa for your needs. The following are categories of visas intended for people who are entering the U.S. for business reasons:
- E-1, E-2 – available to temporary workers such as treaty traders, treaty investors and qualified employees.
- H-1B – given to employees in a specific field of study. These are for professional positions that normally require a bachelor’s degree to perform.
- L-1A, L1-B – issued to companies that are hiring or transferring executives or managers from a foreign location to one here in the U.S. Can also be used for workers with specialized knowledge.
- O-1A, O-1B, O-2, O-3 – Used for foreign employees with extraordinary abilities in the arts, business, education or the sciences. Those eligible may include athletes, artists, supportive staff, spouses, children and those involved in TV and motion picture productions.
- R-1 – granted to temporary religious workers who are in the U.S. to work with nonprofit religious organizations.
Additionally, if you are bringing over workers from Canada or Mexico, whose professions qualify under the North American Free Trade Agreement, you may be able to qualify them under a TN visa.
Making Arrangements for Your Future
At the Law Offices of Cheng, Cho & Yee, our attorneys also offer assistance with business immigrant visas for permanent residency workers; family immigration, including Fiancee-visas and U.S. citizenship sponsoring of a spouse; deportation/removal defense; and additional immigration services concerning students and victims of domestic violence at the hands of a U.S. citizen. For more information on these services as well as business immigrant visas, contact us today at (312) 853-3088.