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Immigration Visas In Vienna, VA
We offer Vienna, VA immigration law services that focus around visas and green card applications for foreign individuals seeking temporary or permanent residence in the United States. Our team of experienced attorneys work to better your visa process, and answer all questions along the way.
Vienna, VA Employment Visas
Employment visas offer a way to work and live in Vienna, VA full time. The following is a review of all types of employment visas offered by the USCIS.
Foreign diplomats are required to have visas when requesting entry to the United States. In order to gain this entry, A visas are available for diplomats, ambassadors and government officials. These visas come in three tiers, and each tier depends on the level of government status the diplomat or ambassador holds. The information for the tiers is as follows:
Highly ranked government officials can enter the United States through the A-1 visa program, which is intended for public ministers, consular offices, diplomatic officials and other top foreign employees.
Any foreign official that is not eligible for an A-1 visa who is granted entrance into the United States by the U.S. Secretary of State is given an A-2 visa.
Family members, assistants and other work partners and associates of an A-1 or A-2 visa holder can apply for an A-3 visa.
The EB-1A visa program is a part of the EB-1 visa that seeks priority workers. “Priority workers” as defined by the USCIS may include scientists, athletes, businessmen and more.
Professors and researchers who have a history of success within their profession can apply for an EB-1B visa. This provides the individual with the opportunity to work time inside the United States.
The EB-1C visa program is for high-level executives of an international company. Anyone executive or business manager who must relocate to the United States may apply.
The EB-2 visa allows individuals to enter the country for work purposes if they hold an advanced degree or possess an exceptional ability. Professionals who generate national interest may also apply for an EB-2 visa.
Foreign individuals can live and work in Vienna, VA if they obtain an EB-3 visa, a program designed to fill a shortage of workers in certain industries. The three subcategories of the EB-3 visa are professional workers, skilled workers and unskilled workers.
Special Immigrant Visas (EB-4) offers a way for religious workers and faith-based leaders who satisfy all requirements the opportunity to live and work in the United States.
Wealthy immigrants that are interested in an EB-5 visa must invest a minimum of $500,000. They can become eligible for a green card by creating more than ten long-term jobs in the U.S.
This visa is for individuals that work in a specialized industry that requires special skills and experience. Examples of possible industries where the H-1B visa is applicable include technology, architecture, science, engineering and medicine.
L-1 visas are for business executives and managers that travel between international offices. There are two types, which are the L-1A visa and the L-1B visa.
The L-1A visa applies to employees, executives and business managers who need to travel from one foreign office to another. It allows them to stay and work in the United States.
L-1B visas have subtle differences than an L-1A. This particularly applies to employees who have special experience, knowledge and experience within their industry.
An L-2 visa is a non-immigrant visa that applies to the children, spouse and other immediate relatives of an L-1 visa holder. This allows families to stay together, despite a change in location.
O visas primarily apply to athletes and others in the entertainment industry who are known for their “extraordinary skills” within their chosen profession. Scientists, researchers and successful businessmen may also be eligible for an O visa.
A Q visa, sometimes referred to as a cultural exchange visa, applies to foreign individuals in an international cultural exchange program. It is designed to allow the visa holder to share their culture and experiences inside of the US.
Vienna, VA Fiancé Visas
A fiancé visa is a way to enter the United States for marriage. There are three primary types of fiancé visas, the K-1, K-2 and K-3 visas. Our Vienna, VA immigration law services include the three types of K-visas.
The K-1 visa is for the fiancé of a U.S. resident. It allows the fiancé to visit the United States for marriage. K-1 visa holders must be married within 90 days of arrival, or the applicant will be sent back to their home country. After marriage, they may apply for green card status and gain permanent residence in the United States.
The K-2 visa applies to the children of a K-1 visa holder. The children must be dependent upon the parent, however, meaning they are under the age of 21 and not yet married.
A K-3 visa offers a bridge between the newlywed stage and receiving a green card. Individuals who have recently married a U.S. citizen but have not applied or received a green card are eligible for a K-3 visa.
Vienna, VA Non-Immigrant Visas
Non-immigrant visas such as P visas and U visas offer a way for athletes, entertainment organizations and family members of non-immigrant visa holders to come into the United States.
The P-1A visa applies to international athletes, coaches and trainers. It allows them to come into the United States for a specific purpose, such as to participate in a tournament, event or league.
A P-1B is similar to a P-1A, although it applies to teams and entertainment groups rather than individual athletes and entertainers. This could include sports teams, dance groups, choruses and more.
A P-2 visa is for entertainment groups and other qualifying organizations that are a part of a reciprocal exchange program. The P-2 primarily applies to artists and entertainers.
The P-3 visa program is for entertainers that are deemed “culturally unique.” They participate in a specific culturally unique program and are granted the ability to enter, live and perform in the U.S. for the duration of their visa.
Family members that travel along with an entertainer or entertainment group can apply for a P-4 visa. This provides temporary travel in the U.S. along with the holder of the P-1, P-2 or P-3 visa.
Foreign individuals who experience abuse, violence or another crime while on a visa may be asked or allowed to remain in the United States while they receive physical and emotional treatment and assist with any investigations.
Vienna, VA Student Visas
The F-1, J-1 and M-1 visas are for foreign students interested in attending a United States university, vocational program or exchange sponsorship program.
F-1 visa applicants must apply for an accredited college or university and enroll as a full-time student. This is the most popular form of a U.S. student visa.
An exchange visitor visa (J-1 visa) is a type of student visa that allows the applicant to take part in a Department of State approved sponsorship program.
Foreign students who are interested in vocational learning can apply for an M-1 visa. This grants the individual the opportunity to learn a specific skill separate from the traditional university learning experience.
Vienna, VA Visitor Visas
The B-1 and B-2 visas allow tourists and businessmen to enter Vienna (and other Virginia cities) on a temporary basis.
A B-1 visa is ideal for foreign individuals who are interested in coming into the United States temporarily for professional reasons, such as attending an event, business conference or for business negotiation.
A b-2 visa is a tourist visa. This means the visitor has the intention of touring certain cities in the United States, seeking recreational activities or vacationing here temporarily.
Vienna, VA Green Cards
Green cards offer a permanent residence opportunity and allow the foreign individual to seek full-time U.S. employment.
Employment-Based Green Cards
An employment-based green card allows for full-time employment in the U.S. To qualify, applicants must have a U.S.-based employer verify that they have made an offer to the applicant and intend to hire them long-term on a full-time basis.
Family-Based Green Cards
U.S. residents can have immediate family members to come and live with them. This includes spouses, children and parents, although it does not apply to family members outside of their immediate family.
An inadmissibility as defined by the USCIS refers to an immigration violation. A waiver is a request for the U.S. government to overlook the inadmissibility during the green card application process.
Vienna, VA Removal Defense
Removal defense is for foreign individuals to seek relief from deportation. Asylum, cancellation of removal and special immigrant juvenile status are common methods of removal defense.
Asylum offers a unique way for foreign individuals who face persecution or discrimination in their home country to receive legal protection in the United States. Applicants who receive asylum can receive permission to work and a green card within a year.
Cancellation Of Removal
Foreign individuals currently in the United States that face deportation can apply for cancellation of removal. This offers a way to change the applicant’s status to lawfully admitted.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
Children, teenagers and young adults under the age of 21 that are not married can receive Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) if they require protection from abandonment, abuse or neglect.
Speak With A Vienna, VA Immigration Attorney
When going through your visa or immigration process, an immigration attorney can greatly improve your process. At the Law Offices of Kermit A. Monge, PLLC, our talented team is more than willing to help you along the way. Call our Vienna, VA immigration law attorney team to arrange a consultation and discuss your immigration status and goals. You can reach us by phone at (571) 559-7229 to start your process today. We look forward to hearing from you.