Los Angeles Business Immigration Attorney


The federal government provides a variety of business immigration options for businesses operating in the United States. While a short overview is provided here, you'll want to consult with Los Angeles business immigration Attorney Patricia Depew to determine what options might be most appropriate for you and your business. Ms. Depew represents clients throughout Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Orange County, Ventura County, the San Fernando Valley region, and the surrounding areas.

Temporary non-immigrant visas are available to persons who want to work in the U.S. for a definite, short period. These visas are available for healthcare professionals, artists, athletes, scholars, professionals, and business people. Non-immigrant work visas include:

  • B-1 Temporary Visitor for Business: The B-1 allows foreign nationals to visit the U.S. on business. It does not allow immigrants to work within the U.S. for U.S.-based employers.

  • H-1B Specialty Occupations: The H-1B allows foreign nationals up to six years in the U.S. in specialty jobs. Visa holders must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.

  • L-1 Intra-Company Transfers: The L-1 lets a company transfer to the U.S. employees in positions that are managerial, executive, or require specific knowledge.

  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability: The O-1 is available to those with extraordinary abilities in education, business, science, athletics, the arts, or film and television production.

  • Employment-based Immigration

Immigrants may also work in the U.S. as permanent residents. Employer sponsorship is required in some cases. In addition to business immigration, permanent employment-based immigration is split into five preference categories:

  • First Preference: EB-1 Priority Workers: EB-1 includes foreign nationals with extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational corporate executives and managers.

  • Second Preference: EB-2 Professionals with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability

  • Third Preference: EB-3 Skilled or Professional Workers

  • Fourth Preference: EB-4 Special Immigrants (charity or religious workers)

  • Fifth Preference: EB-5 Investor Immigrants

Only Trust an Experienced Business Immigration Attorney

Patricia Depew's comprehensive immigration practice includes representation for business immigration and investment visas. Business immigration attorney Patricia Depew represents clients and offers guidance in all matters relating to business immigration, visas, and the employment of immigrants in the United States. She provides a comfortable, professional atmosphere for clients to discuss their legal needs, and she will move you quickly to the core of the legal matter at hand. Call today at 310-284-8494, Se Habla Español. Se Habla Español.

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