There are many other visa types individuals may want to apply for, namely those for employment, which may include the following:
Temporary work visas for professionals and/or company managers. This type of visa is limited by a numerical cap and cases must be processed on April 1st every year and the case applications organized prior to that date in order to ensure timely filing.
Business owners case file for work visas to enable travel and legal compliance with immigration business and professions code. This visa requires business operation inside the United States.
E-2 Treaty Trader:
Business investors case file for work visas to enable travel and legal compliance with immigration business and professions code. This visa requires business operation inside the United States.
Actors, entertainers and professional athletes have this visa option available to maintain legal rights to live, reside and work inside the United States.
Intra-company transferees are able to continue working for a multi-national company who is relocating that employee to the United States provided that employee contains specialized knowledge of company operations or is manager or company executive via the L-1 visa.
Religious leaders and helpers and assistants are able to either travel or remain in the United States provided they are legitimate genuine religious affiliates and/or leaders in a recognized religious faith and denomination.
Please make an office appointment (213-480-0292) as information is not given out indiscriminately regarding this professional visa.
Please make an office appointment (213-480-0292) as information is not given out indiscriminately regarding this investor visa.
PERM/ Labor Certification:
Both skilled and unskilled employees of American companies and businesses are able to apply for permanent green card status through their employer or prospective employer. However, complications have arisen due to the failure of the American government to rectify immigration laws. The PERM case now requires considerable processing time and effort to successfully complete, since employees must retain legal visa status inside the U.S. or remain outside the country during the case processing period, which could take several years. Please schedule a telephonic appointment to see if your case qualifies for processing.
This visa is ONLY available for Canadian citizens who have a job skill requiring a college level education and a job offer inside the United States by a reputable company in the specific field of your expertise (i.e. accountant, scientist, etc.)
If you have additional questions about these types of visas and which may be best for your individual needs, be sure to contact F&D today.