NONIMMIGRANT VISAS & CONSULAR PROCESSING
David Immigration Law provides complete preparation and support for nonimmigrant petitions filed with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), as well as for U.S. consular processing of nonimmigrant visa and nonimmigrant extension/renewal applications.
NONIMMIGRANT VISA SERVICES:
►B-1/B-2 Visas (Business/Visitor Visas)
►E-3 Visas (Specialty Occupation Visas for Australian Citizens)
►L-1A & L-1B Visas (Intracompany Transferee Visas)
►F-1 Visas (Student Visas)
►H-1B Visas (Temporary/Professional Worker Visas)
►O Visas (Extraordinary Ability Visas)
►TN Visas (Mexican & Canadian Citizens)
►Request for Evidence (RFE)
►I-94 Records & Immigration Case Management
B-1/B-2 Visas (Business/Visitor Visas):
To qualify for this visa, an applicant will generally be required to demonstrate their permanent residence outside the U.S. and intent to return to their home abroad, in addition to demonstrating other ties to their home country. The B Visa applies to foreign alien business visitors (B-1), as well as foreign visitors for pleasure and tourism (B-2). Holders of B-2 Visas are not permitted to undertake any form of employment in the United States on this visa. B-1 Visa holders, however, can generally undertake the following (non-paid) business activities in the United States:
►Consulting with business associates
►Traveling for a scientific, educational, professional or business convention, or a conference on specific dates
►Settling an estate
►Negotiating a contract
►Participating in short-term training
►Transiting through the United States
E-3 Visas (Temporary/Specialty Occupation Visas for Australian Citizens):
See detailed information for Australians living in the U.S. and outside the U.S.
L-1A & L-1B Visas (Intracompany Transferee Visas)
The L Visa is for qualified individuals who work at a branch, parent, affiliate or subsidiary of their current employer in either a managerial or executive capacity, or in a position requiring specialized knowledge. Among other requirements, an individual must have been employed abroad continuously by the same employer for one year within the three preceding years to qualify for the visa. Our services include Individual and Blanket filings.
F-1 Visas (Student Visas):
The F-1 Student Visa is for individuals who wish to attend university or college, high school, private elementary school, seminary, conservatory or other academic institution, including a language training program.
H-1B Visas (Temporary/Professional Worker Visas):
The H-1B Visa is for individuals intending to work in the United States in a Specialty Occupation. Among other requirements, the visa requires a higher education degree or equivalent.
O Visas (Extraordinary Ability Visas):
The O Visa is for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement in the sciences, arts, education, business, athletics or extraordinary recognized achievements in the motion picture and television fields. The applicant’s extraordinary ability must be demonstrated through significant documentary evidence showing that the person has reached the highest levels of achievement within their field.
TN Visas (For Mexican & Canadian Citizens):
Work visas for Canadian and Mexican citizens designated in a particular profession, shown in Schedule 2 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Request for Evidence (RFE):
An RFE can be issued by the USCIS in response to a filed petition, where an adjudicator may not be satisfied that the requirements for a petition have been met. David Immigration Law prepares strong and comprehensive responses to these requests, ensuring that petitions meet all necessary requirements to be best placed for a petition approval.
Obtaining a U.S. visa abroad at a U.S. consulate or embassy is a critical step in the immigration process. Visa applications are won and lost at U.S. consulates and embassies around the world. While attending an interview to apply for a visa, applicants have a very limited opportunity to explain their case and answer questions from a U.S. Consular Officer. David Immigration Law helps to ensure that applicants are as adequately prepared as possible for this process, by scheduling the visa interview appointment, preparing and coordinating the necessary paperwork for your interview and reinforcing how you meet the requirements of your application. Being more familiar with consular processing procedures will help you to focus on presenting your application on the day of your interview.
I-94 Records & Immigration Case Management:
In 2014, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) introduced a new online system to issue U.S. Arrival/Departure (I-94) records. This new system replaced the need for CBP to issue paper I-94 records. This record is a critical document which, with limited exceptions, controls the date a nonimmigrant can lawfully remain in the United States. Overstaying the expiry date shown on your I-94 record can have significant consequences, including being barred from the United States, having to immediately cease employment (if you hold an employment visa) or being deported from the U.S. For this reason, it is critical that nonimmigrants become aware of the expiry date and accuracy of their I-94 record.
Access to I-94 records as well as incorrect information contained in these records are just some of the issues associated with the new I-94 system. Through the use of online case management software, David Immigration Law PLLC accurately tracks admission and departure records to ensure that nonimmigrant visa holders remain in valid status while in the U.S.
Contact Us today to schedule a phone consultation regarding your options.
Note: These summaries do not include the complete legal requirements necessary for each classification, or the required procedures associated with preparing any application, petition or other immigration benefit.