At the Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC, we offer Springfield, VA immigration law services. This guide provides a brief description of each visa type, and you can contact us to learn more. Visa and immigration processes can be long and difficult. When you work with an immigration law attorney, the process has the chance to become simpler and stress can be decreased.
Immigration Visas In Springfield, VA
Visas allow you to travel to Springfield, VA and other cities in the country legally. There are many reasons people seek out immigration visas, which we review below. The Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC can help you in your immigration process. We will help you to stay informed along the way while we work for the best possible outcome.
Springfield, VA Employment Visas
Are you seeking a Springfield, VA employment visa? If so, we can help you decide on the right one to pursue and help you through the application process. Our services regarding Springfield, VA employment visas are shown below:
A visas are for foreign diplomats, government officials and foreign officials who are seeking entry to the United States. These visas work on a tier system, and each level works for different situations. The tiers are as follows:
The A-1 visa grants foreign government officials (diplomats, consular officers, ministers, etc.) the opportunity to live and work in the United States temporarily.
The A-2 visa program is designed for foreign government officials, military members and others who are associated with a foreign government to temporarily live and work inside the United States.
An A-3 visa applies to employees, servants and attendants that are essential to the work of an A-1 or A-2 visa holder. They are allowed to travel with the A-1 and A-2 visa on a temporary basis.
The EB-1A visa is a first preference visa. This means it is awarded to those who have extraordinary abilities and want to use their ability and talent within their profession in the United States.
If you are considered an extraordinary university professor or researcher, then you may be eligible for the EB-1B visa. This first preference visa provides employment-based permanent residency.
If you are a manager or a company executive of a foreign business and need to relocate to a U.S. office or location, then you can apply for the EB-1C employment visa.
Do you have exceptional skills within your profession or hold an advanced degree? If so, you can apply for an EB-2 visa. This gives you the opportunity to live and work inside the United States.
The EB-3 visa allows individuals who have employable skills and a job opportunity in the United States to live and work here if they are in a field where there is a shortage of qualified U.S. workers.
The EB-5 visa, also called the Immigrant Investor Visa Program, is for foreign nationals who are willing to invest $500 thousand to $1 million and employ at least 10 U.S. workers in the United States.
Foreign entrepreneurs who want to start or expand a business in the United States can apply for the EB-5 visa program. To qualify, you need at least a $500,000 investment.
If you work in a specialty occupation and have the necessary skills and education, the H-1B visa may be available to you. To qualify, you must have a U.S. employer hire and sponsor you for temporary work.
L-1 visas allow nonimmigrants that need to transfer to a U.S. based office for work purposes to enter the country. The visa can last for anywhere from three months to five years.
An L-1A visa is for business managers, company executives and other high-level executives and employees to transfer to a branch inside the United States from a foreign country.
Do you need to transfer to a U.S. based location of your company? If so, you may qualify for the L-1B visa if you possess special knowledge related to your company.
The L-2 visa gives spouses and children that are 20 and under the opportunity to travel along with an L-1 visa holder and legally live inside the United States.
Nonimmigrants that have an “extraordinary ability” or are internationally known for their talent within their field (sciences, arts, education, business or athletics) can apply for the O visa.
You may be able to receive a Q visa through a government-approved cultural exchange program. To qualify, there are certain requirements applicants must fulfill.
Springfield, VA Fiancé Visas
If you are in another country and are engaged to a U.S> citizen, then you can come for marriage and to live with your future spouse through the fiancé visa program (K-1 and K-3).
The K-1 visa allows nonimmigrants that are married to a U.S> citizen the opportunity to travel to the U.S. for marriage. Accepted applicants can start the process towards permanent residency after marriage.
Of course, children are allowed to come with their parents through the K-2 visa program. This means the fiancé of a U.S. citizen can travel and live with their future spouse through the K-1 visa program, along with their children through the K-2 visa program.
The K-3 visa is for nonimmigrants who are married to a U.S. citizen but have not yet started the process towards permanent residency (green card). This visa allows you to live legally with your spouse in the United States.
Springfield, VA Non-Immigrant Visas
P-1A, P-1B, P-2, P-3 and P-4 visas allow you to travel to the United States temporarily if you are an athlete, entertainer or a part of an entertainment group or athletic team.
Amateur and professional athletes alike can apply for a P-1A visa. This allows the nonimmigrant to travel to the United States and compete in a specific event of interest.
The purpose of a P-1B visa is to grant entertainment groups and all members of the entertainment group entrance into the United States to attend a specific sporting competition event of interest.
A P-2 visa grants you the opportunity to travel to the United States to perform your craft. It is specifically for athletes, entertainers and artists who are a part of a reciprocal exchange program.
The P-3 visa allows you and/or your group to perform in the United States at specified events. To qualify for the P-3 visa (rather than P-1 or P-2) your performance must be considered culturally unique.
If you are the spouse or child (under 21) of a P-1, P-2 or P-3 visa holder, then you can apply for a P-4 visa, which allows you to travel with your parent or spouse while in the United States.
The U visa is a type of non-immigration visa that is specifically for victims of physical or mental abuse and other types of crimes.
Springfield, VA Student Visas
You can live and study in the United States if you possess an F-1, J-1 or M-1 visa. This review offers insights into the differences with each type of U.S. student visa.
You can live and study in the United States full time with an F-1 visa. This is specifically for accredited colleges and universities.
A J-1 visa is given to foreign individuals who are a part of a work and study exchange visitor program.
You can study in the United States at a vocational or technical school through the M-1 visa program.
Springfield, VA Visitor Visas
The B-2 and B-2 visas are the two main types of visitor visas in the United States. Below we review each one and highlight the key differences.
A B-1 visa allows you to attend a business conference or another type of professional event in the U.S. B-1 visa holders are not allowed to work in the United States, although they may make business moves that do not take labor away from American workers.
B-2 visa holders are allowed to travel to the United States for tourism purposes. They may travel to different cities and see areas they are interested in visiting. However, B-2 visa holders cannot work during their visit.
Springfield, VA Green Cards
Employment-based green cards and family-based green cards are two of the most notable routes to permanent resident status in the United States.
Employment Based Green Cards
Are you seeking permanent employment in the United States? If so, an employment-based green card may be the route for you. Applicants must have an employer serve as a sponsor and a full-time job opportunity.
Family Based Green Cards
Immediate relatives, including spouses, parents and children, can live in the United States with a U.S. resident or citizen with a family-based green card. Children must be 20 and under and not yet married.
A waiver during the green card application process is a way to forgive an inadmissibility related to your immigration status, as defined by the USCIS.
Springfield, VA Removal Defense
Do you currently have deportation status with the U.S. government? If so, then removable defense is necessary for optimal representation and defense as you go through court battles and find the right way to remain lawfully in the United States.
Asylum seekers are allowed to remain in the country while their case is pending. If granted asylum, the refugee can start the process towards permanent residency in the U.S.
Cancellation Of Removal
The cancellation of the removal process intends to switch a foreign national’s status from deportable to lawfully admitted. This typically involves a law team and a court case.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS) is a way for children that are abused, neglected or abandoned in the United States to receive lawful permanent residence and get the care they need.
Speak With A Springfield, VA Immigration Attorney
Our team is here to help you with your Springfield, VA immigration needs. The Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC is here to aid you in your immigration process. Our talented team is more than happy to work with you and answer all questions you may have. Before you get started on your process, call our team today. You can reach us by phone at (571) 559-7229 or request a consultation online.