Experienced Columbus attorney assists with visa and green card applications
Visa and green card availability depends on an individual’s specific reasons for coming to the United States. Temporary visas are issued for such purposes as touring, studying, working and investing. Lawful permanent residence — known as green card status— requires the applicant to qualify for a “preference,” an entitlement based on a relationship with a U.S. citizen or lawful resident or a relationship with a U.S. enterprise. Regardless of your immigration goals, you should not attempt the formidable application process alone. At the Law Offices of Roxi A. Liming in Columbus, Ohio, I have been helping clients with immigration issues since 1998 and I am ready to assist you.
Skilled lawyer efficiently works to secure investors' temporary or permanent visas
U.S. law creates special categories for foreign investors seeking to enter the country to promote business enterprises. They are:
- E-2 visas — This form of temporary visa is available to investors who are from one of the many countries with which the U.S. has a special treaty. Typically, E-2 visas are provided to applicants who serve in a managerial or executive capacity.
- EB-5 immigrant preferences —Foreign investors who intend to create job opportunities through U.S. business ventures may qualify for permanent residence. This requires significant up-front investment and proof the investment will create 10 full time jobs for US workers.
I have handled visa and green card applications for investors for more than 20 years and will work skillfully and efficiently to achieve optimal results for you.
Advocate knowledgeable in all types of employment visas and preferences
Foreign workers may be eligible for a temporary visa or a green card. The most common visas and preference categories are:
- HB-1 visas —These allow foreign nationals with the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree to work for U.S. employers for up to three years, with the possibility of a three-year extension. They are valid only while working for the employer who filed the HB-1 petition.
- L-1 visa — These are available to employees who are being transferred by to a U.S. location of an international company or to a U.S. affiliate or subsidiary. Intracompany transferees are executives, managers or employees with specialized knowledge of the company’s operations.
- Business-based immigration — Applicants for permanent residence can qualify for a preference category based on their intended employment. EB-1 immigrants are workers with extraordinary abilities, outstanding professors and researchers or multinational executives and managers. EB-2 immigrants are foreign workers who will fill vacancies with U.S. companies. EB-3 immigrants include professionals as well as skilled and unskilled workers with certain minimum experience.
I help individuals and companies determine which type of visa or immigration preference is right for their situations and assist them throughout the application process.
Contact a dedicated Columbus immigration law firm
At the Law Offices of Roxi A. Liming in Columbus, Ohio, I develop comprehensive immigration strategies for maintaining an individual’s current legal status while pursuing their long-term goals. For assistance, please call 614-324-9118 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.