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Immigration Visas In Herndon, VA
Immigration visas are a way to enter the United States legally and stay for the desired or necessary amount of time. This guide offers insights into the different types of immigration visas. Our Herndon, VA immigration law services are available to those seeking assistance in their visa or green card process.
Herndon, VA Employment Visas
Herndon, VA employment visas are for individuals seeking full-time or temporary employment in the United States. The talented team at the Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC are here to assist the Herndon, VA area in all of their employment visa needs. Working with an immigration attorney can greatly improved your process, and ensure you’re staying up-to-date along the way.
When foreign diplomats are looking to enter or travel to the United States, A visas are available for them. These visas work on a tiered system and applicants can decide upon which tier to apply to depending on their diplomatic or government official status. More information on the tiers follows below:
An A-1 Visa is given to diplomatic officials, consular officers and ministers that are in the country for government-related work. These visas are known as “the official visa” or the “diplomatic visa.”
An A-2 visa is also for government-officials who are accepted by the U.S. Secretary of State, although they are not diplomats as is the case with A-1 visa holders. Instead, it is primarily for military members and employees of a foreign country that are here to perform a specific duty on behalf of their nation.
A-3 visa holders are here along with an A-1 or A-2 visa holder. It applies to family members and those who work alongside the A-1 or A-2 visa holder.
Any foreign individual that possesses extraordinary abilities or has reached high aptitudes in their career can seek full-time employment inside the United States through the EB-1A visa program.
The USCIS offers an EB-1B visa for professors and researchers. For those within the education and research fields that desire US employment, an EB-1B visa is a viable employment visa option.
The EB-1C visa is a way for executives and managers to work inside of the U.S. This visa is a useful tool for international companies who require relocation.
The EB-2 visa allows professionals with an advanced degree (beyond baccalaureate level) to enter and work in the country. Professionals who have a B.A. degree and five or more years of professional experience are eligible for an EB-2 visa as well.
The EB-3 Visa program is divided into three categories, which is professional workers, skilled workers and unskilled workers. It is most applicable within industries where there is a shortage of U.S. workers.
International religious leaders and other faith-based professionals who are interested in living and working in the United States may be able to do so through the EB-4 visa program.
Investors and business owners who can create U.S. jobs can apply for an EB-5 visa, also called an immigrant investor program. Immigrants must satisfy all requirements, including a minimum investment of $500,000.
H-1B visas are for professionals with a Bachelor’s degree or higher that work in a specialized industry, such as medicine, science and technology.
L visas are a way for professionals who work in a business that has multiple international offices to live and work at a U.S. location (such as Herndon) and bring their family along with them.
This is the most common type of L-1 visa and a type of specialty visa. The L-1A visa is primarily for business managers and company executives who need to enter the U.S. to work at their international company’s U.S-based office.
This is very similar to the L-1A visa. However, the L-1B visa is for foreign work professionals that possess unique and special knowledge and experience within their industry that make them essential to their company’s success.
L-1 visa holders can stay with their families through the L-2 visa program. This allows their spouse and unmarried children to live and attend school in Herndon, VA (as well as other U.S. cities).
O Visas allow individuals with “extraordinary skills” within their industry a visa opportunity. Most applicants work in one of the following fields: science, business, art, athletics, film, education and television.
If you are a part of an approved cultural exchange program and need permission to enter and work in the United States, then the Q visa program may be the right option for you.
Herndon, VA Fiancé Visas
Foreign individuals who need entrance into the United States to be with their fiancé or spouse may be eligible for one of several fiancé visas.
K-1 visa holders have 90 days to marry after entering the United States. If they fail to do so (the marriage is called off or for another reason), then the visa holder must leave at the end of the 90-day period.
This visa allows K-1 visa holders to bring their children along with them. To qualify, the children must be under the age of 21 and not yet married. K-2 visa applicants will need to provide proof of their relation with the K-1 visa holder.
A K-3 visa is for any nonimmigrant that is married to a U.S. citizen but has not started the green card process. K-3 visas are temporary documents.
Herndon, VA Non-Immigrant Visas
The P visas and U visa are for athletes, teams and entertainment groups who are interested in coming to the United States to participate in an event or competition.
The P-1A visa is for athletes and entertainers that are not considered “extraordinary.” It allows temporary entry into the United States to participate in an international competition.
P-1B visas are for groups rather than individual applicants. Teams, organizations and entertainment groups who apply should include all necessary information of all members of the team or organization.
Nonimmigrant athletes and entertainers that are a part of a reciprocal exchange program can apply for a P-2 visa, unless they qualify for an O visa, P-1A visa or a P-1B visa.
P-3 visas are awarded to culturally unique international performers. This allows the performer to enter into the United States to perform their craft or further the development of their skills.
P-1, P-2 and P-3 visa holders can bring loved ones and those that are essential along with them to the United States for the duration of their visa. P-4 visa holders are not allowed to seek employment in the United States.
The U visa program is ideal for nonimmigrants that are victims of a crime and are asked to stay in the United States by the U.S. government to assist with an investigation, prosecution, etc. of the suspect.
Herndon, VA Student Visas
If you are looking to study abroad (in the United States), then you may be able to receive a Herndon, VA student visa to do exactly that.
The F-1 visa is a way for international students to come into the country and study full time at the U.S. accredited college or university. All F-1 visa holders are required to return after the completion of their college courses (although they are given a 60 day grace period).
The J-1 visa program (exchange visitor visa) is a unique visa type for members of a sponsorship exchange program that is approved by the Department of State.
M-1 visa is for vocational learning. M-1 visa holders must first be accepted into a vocational or technical training school before applying for an M-1 visa.
Herndon, VA Visitor Visas
B visas are visitor visas that allow you to come to the United States for tourism, educational or professional purposes.
The B-1 visa is a visitor or travel visa that allows the applicant to enter the country and attend specific events, conferences or meetings. It is primarily used for professional purposes (i.e. professional business conference).
The B-2 visa program is for visitors who want to visit family in the United States, tour certain U.S. cities or vacation here. Call our law attorneys today to learn more about the B-2 visa.
Herndon, VA Green Cards
Green cards are a way to achieve permanent residence status in the United States. This includes employment-based green cards, family-based green cards and waivers.
Employment-Based Green Cards
Non-immigrants that have a full-time employment opportunity and their employer is willing to sponsor them can apply for an employment-based green card through a multi-step process.
Family-Based Green Cards
The family-based green card only applies to the spouse, children and parents of a U.S. citizen. These immediate family members can gain permanent residency inside the U.S.
Waivers are a way to overcome previous immigration violations that may hold you back from receiving a green card.
Herndon, VA Removal Defense
Removable defense, such as asylum, cancellation of removal and special immigrant juvenile status, helps nonimmigrants who are under deportation status.
Asylum is intended for nonimmigrants who are fleeing persecution in their home country. If your country persecutes individuals due to religion, sexual orientation, race or for another reason, then you may be eligible.
Cancellation Of Removal
If your immigration status is “deportable,” then call our law team today. Cancellation of removal may offer a way to change your immigration status.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
This removable defense is for minors (20 and younger) who have endured neglect, abuse or abandonment and are currently in the United States and in need of government protection.
Speak With A Herndon, VA Immigration Attorney
The immigration process can be a confusing and long process. When you’re unsure of how to approach this process, working with an immigration attorney is your best option. The Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC are here to help you along the way. Call our immigration law office today to learn more about Herndon immigration visas and green card opportunities. Reach out today by phone at (571) 559-7229 or send in an online request for consultation.