Employment Visas Overview
Business immigration cases represent a large portion of our activities and we understand exactly what is at stake for professionals looking to grow their business across international boundaries.
Through years of legal experience, we have helped countless businesses successfully expand into the United States. We have worked with clients of all sizes in varied areas of commercial activity including mining, technology, education, manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, and retail and restaurants.
We provide legal guidance for the following business visas:
- B-1: A non-immigrant, temporary visa for those participating in business activities of a commercial or professional nature in the United States.
- J-1: A non-immigrant visa category for individuals approved to participate in work- and study-based exchange visitor programs.
- L-1: Business visa that allows employees and executives to transfer between branches of an international company.
- H-1B: Visa for individuals in "specialty occupations" who wish to work in the United States. Applicants for this visa must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
- O-1: Extraordinary ability visas for individuals who demonstrate excellence in the following fields: the sciences education, business, athletics, and film and television.
- P-1: Visa available to athletes, artists, and entertainers who are traveling in the United States. This visa may be granted to individuals or groups.
- R-1: Religious worker visa for persons seeking to enter the U.S. to work in a religious capacity on a temporary basis.
- TN: Visa available to individuals from Canada and Mexico who wish to temporarily conduct business within the United States.
- E-1 and E-2: Treaty trader and investor visas for executives in a foreign business who wish to enter the United States for trade purposes.
- EB-5: Investor visa that allows the visa holder to apply for a green card based on making a qualifying investment in a United States business.
Many of these visas are non-immigrant visas, meaning that they do not lead to permanent residence in the United States. They may require the visa applicant to show that he or she does not intend to remain in the United States long-term. If you hope to apply for permanent residence in the United States, you should consult with an attorney before applying for a work visa. We can advise you on which visa may be appropriate for you.
Why Hire Us?
U.S. Immigration Attorneys Serving Seattle, WA, and Beyond
For more than 10 years, our team at Millar & Hayes has been providing immigrants with access to helpful, comprehensive legal counsel. From simple to complicated immigration cases, we are skilled immigration lawyers ready to work hard alongside you, helping you to achieve your immigration goals. We aim to make this experience positive and straightforward for you. We walk you through each step of the visa application process, making sure your paperwork is filed under the correct category and within the required deadlines.
Dedication to Your Success
Our team is dedicated to providing you with access to the latest information in immigration policy, especially regarding your desire to obtain a visa. Each visa request comes with its own requirements regarding your application, and it's our job to make sure you meet these requirements. We aim to give you a strong chance at getting your application approved.
If you are serious about getting legal assistance, a consultation is the best place to start. Spend up to a full hour with an immigration attorney to discuss the details of your case, get answers to your questions, work through complex issues and supporting documents and plan an immigration strategy for obtaining benefits.