Employment-based immigration law issues include both immigrant (green card) and non-immigrant visa applications. At the Law Offices of Ryutaro Hirota, we represent both employers and professionals in all areas of employment-based petitions, both on a temporary and permanent basis. Our clients span a wide variety of industries, including technology, the arts, academia, small businesses, startups, restaurants, and U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations, both those who are opening a new office and those whose offices are already established. Our goal is to ensure that our clients have as smooth a transition as possible.
U.S. immigration law provides companies the opportunity to hire foreign talent on a temporary or permanent basis. Each provides different options for companies to ensure they have the employees they need for their operations.
Our office processes temporary visa statuses including B-1/2 Temporary Visitors, E-1 Treaty Traders, E-2 Treaty Investors, H-1B Specialty Occupations, L-1A Intracompany Transferee, Executive or Manager, L-1B Intracompany Transferee, Specialized Knowledge, and O-1B Extraordinary Ability in the Arts; as well as the relevant visas for the family members of visa beneficiaries.
We also process employment-based (“EB”) immigration petitions or “PERM” visas. These PERM visas allow companies to sponsor their employees for permanent residency (green cards). Approximately 140,000 PERM visas are available per year, and the availability of PERM visas is based on the preference category of the visa.
Employment-based petitions have many pieces and are often time sensitive. These petitions are complex, and the law is frequently changing. If you need help filing an employment-based petition, please contact our office for a free, thirty-minute consultation.