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What kind of temporary visa should I apply for as an alien artist, athlete or entertainer?

New Jersey P Status Attorneys

You will want to apply for what is known as a P visa classification. A P visa is a temporary visa for foreign nationals looking to work in the United States as an entertainer, artist or athlete. There are three kinds of P status visas, a P-1, P-2 or P-3 status. A P-1 classification is usually applied for athletes and entertainment groups that are foreign-based. A P-2 classification is for alien artists or entertainers who will perform their craft under a reciprocal exchange program. And finally, a P-3 classification is for alien entertainment teachers or acting coaches under a program that is culturally unique. Each classification has their own requirements and documentation needed to apply.

Given all the different kinds of classifications for a P status temporary visa, navigating as to which one you may be eligible for is difficult and confusing alone. The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has numerous experienced New Brunswick P visa attorneys ready to help guide you through the filing process. Reach out with our 24/7 hotline to schedule a free initial consultation at 732-383-6242.

What is a L-1 Status Visa?

New Jersey L-1 Status Lawyers

A L-1 status temporary visa is for foreign nationals who already work for a company that has a branch, subsidiary, affiliate or parent company in the United States. These are considered intracompany transferees that are coming to the United States company to fulfill an executive or managerial role or bringing a specialized knowledge. The intracompany transferee in question must have been a full-time employee of the corporation for at least one whole year within the past three years. If the alien transferee fits all these qualifications, then they may apply for a L-1 visa. At this current moment, there is no stated annual cap for L-1 visas and the employer is not required to get a labor certification before applying for the L-1 visa.

The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has a team of experienced, aggressive L-1 visa lawyers ready to aid you through the petition process. Our law firm will make sure you are qualified for a L-1 visa, and if you happen not to be, go through other options that may be available to you. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Middlesex County visa attorneys at 732-383-6242.

How do I receive a J waiver?

New Jersey J Waiver Lawyers

A J-1 visa is for non-immigrants who are approved to participate in an exchange program and allows them to stay temporarily within the United States during the program. This kind of visa usually comes with a two year limit, where the non-immigrant will need to return to their home country after two years after the exchange program is completed. However, in some cases it is possible to get a J waiver to help remove the two year requirement.

The exchange visitor will need to follow the two year requirement if they came to the US for graduate medical school, they received money from the US or their home country or their job is listed on the Exchange Visitors Skills List: which is a list the US government utilizes to determine what jobs that are considered necessary to help in the development of the exchange visitor’s home country.

Given the factors above, it is considered very tough to be able to receive a J waiver to create an exception to the two year requirement. This can still be an issue to the foreign national, even if he or she has married a US citizen while staying in the country. Regardless, getting a J waiver is possible, but to increase your chances, hiring a J waiver and visa attorney is in your best interest. Our professional, tough J waiver attorneys at the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., will help turn your J visa into a J waiver, helping you stay within the country. In order to see what we can do for you, use our free initial consultation by talking to a New Brunswick J waiver attorney any time at 732-383-6242.

How do I get a green card through marriage?

New Jersey Marriage Green Card Attorneys

Thought to be one of the quickest way to receive lawful permanent residence within the United States, is through marriage to a US citizen. Once married to a US citizen, the spouse is considered an immediate relative under the law, which exempts them from any quota restrictions in obtaining a green card through marriage.

The US citizen in the marriage begins the process of achieving a green card for his/her spouse by filling out and submitting a I-130 visa petition. If the foreign national spouse had legally entered the country, an adjustment of status can be filed, also known as a I-485 packet, without needing to leave the country. The spouse will then receive an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) within 90 days, and can possibly be eligible for an Advance Parole document to allow him/her to travel outside of the US.

However, if the immigrant spouse entered the country illegally or without inspection, that spouse may need to apply for the green card while outside of the US. But, they may also be eligible to apply for a provisional waiver while in the US.

In order to receive a green card, the marriage between the US citizen and immigrant must be true and provable. Ways that can help prove the marriage is through a wedding reception where the US citizen’s family is present, both people file their income tax returns together, if the couple has a child together as well as if the couple are both owners of a residence they share.

If the married couple receives a green card when the marriage is less than two years old, there will be a two year time limit set on the green card. The couple will then need to submit a I-751 form 90 days before the expiration of the two year green card in order to obtain a ten year green card. If the married couple divorces before the two year limit on the green card, the foreign national spouse will need to fill out the I-751 form as a good faith marriage waiver for the joint petition requirement instead.

At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our highly skilled, proficient green card attorneys have helped keep couples together legally throughout the State of New Jersey. Our experienced green card lawyers will walk you through the entire process and make sure all the paperwork is filled out completely and correctly before it is submitted to the USCIS. Call us for a free initial consultation with a Middlesex County green card lawyer at 732-383-6242 today!