New Orleans Lawyer For Non-Immigrant Visas
Nonimmigrants enter the United States for a temporary period of time for the purpose that is consistent with their visas. Generally, a nonimmigrant must represent that his or her stay in the United States is temporary. Some of the nonimmigrant visas are:
B-1/B-2 Visitor’s Visas
Available to visitors coming to the U.S. for business (B-1) or for pleasure or medical treatment (B-2), visitor visas are for a short duration and do not permit employment in the United States. Nationals of certain countries may be eligible to visit the U.S. for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa under a Visa Waiver Program.
E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader and Investor Visas
For investors and traders and their employees to carry on their businesses in the U.S. if their home country has a commercial treaty with the US conferring visa eligibility.
F-1 and M-1 Student Visas
Benefits students who seek to pursue a full course of study at a school in the United State. In some cases, a period for practical training in their field of study is also allowed.
H-1B Specialty Occupation (Professionals/Employment) Visas
Available to professional workers with at least a bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent work experience).
J-1 and Q-1 Exchange Visitor Visas
Covers students, short-term scholars, business trainees, teachers, professors and research scholars, specialists, international visitors, government visitors, camp counselors and au pairs who come to the U.S. under an approved exchange program. In some cases, participation in a J-1 program will be coupled with the requirement that the nonimmigrant spend at least two years outside of the U.S. before being permitted to switch to a different non-immigrant visa or to permanent residency.
K-1 Fiancee Visas
A Fiancee of a U.S. citizen is eligible for this visa. A marriage is required to be consummated within 90 days of arrival.
L-1 Intra company Transfer Visas
Available to executives, managers and specialized knowledge employees transferring to their employer’s U.S. affiliate. Executives and managers holding L-1 visas may be eligible for permanent residency without the need for a labor certification.
O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker Visas
Set aside for foreign nationals with extraordinary ability. This includes entertainers, athletes, scientists, and business persons.
P-1 Performers and Athletes Visas
Covers athletes, artists and entertainers.