The Law Offices of Richard Hanus offers representation and counsel in the following temporary nonimmigrant visa arenas:
B-1 – the temporary visitor for business allows for entry into the U.S. of foreign nationals to engage in business meetings, negotiations, conferences and other business related activities that do not involve productive employment on behalf of a U.S. company.
E-1 and E-2 – the Treaty Investor or Trader Visa is available for nationals of countries with a trade and/or investor treaty with the U.S.
H-1B – the Specialty Occupation work visa allows foreign nationals to work for a company in the U.S. as long as the position being offered is of a professional nature, or one that typically requires the attainment of a university degree AND that the petitioned foreign national worker has the relevant degree or equivalent.
H-2A/H-2B – available for a variety of temporary workers including those filling a seasonal or temporary need and where the unavailability of U.S. to fill the position can be documented.
L-1A/L-1B – for the employees of international companies seeking to enter the U.S. to assume a managerial or executive position (L-1A) or to fill a position involving “specialized knowledge”, and where the worker was employed at least one year in the previous 3 year period in such a position for the overseas parent, subsidiary, affiliate or branch.
O and P – among those eligible for an O-1 visa are foreign nationals who are able to document their “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics”, or who have amassed a record of “extraordinary achievement” in the movie or television business with considerable domestic or global recognition for their work. Among those eligible for the P-1 visa is an athlete with an international reputation of excellence or acclaim seeking to compete in a particular competition, whether as an individual or part of a team.
R-1 – allows entry of foreign nationals to enter the U.S. as a religious worker, including minister, rabbi, imam, religious studies teacher – as long as the petitioning organization has qualifying credentials and is appropriately connected to the worker’s religious denomination.