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Can I immigrate as a registered nurse?

New Jersey RN Immigration Lawyers

The short answer is yes, but there numerous requirements the alien registered nurse must meet. These requirements differ if the alien registered nurse is already residing in the United States or still lives abroad. If the RN is already in the United States, there are numerous documents, like financial information regarding the employer, VisaScreen Certification, police clearances, etc. that must be presented to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or a RN licensing examination must be completed and passed and the employer must file and submit an immigrant visa petition. If the registered nurse is still living abroad, the alien nurse must have a diploma from the nursing school in his or her country, a RN license from the home country and a full, unrestricted license to practice nursing in the state of employment all before he or she can be employed in the United States. After that, a form I-140 must be filled out to the USCIS, as well as a ETA-9089 form for the Department of Labor. Once approved, the USCIS will send the approved visa petition to the National Visa Center (NVC) where a fee bill will be given to the alien nurse to be paid in advance. Once the payment is received, then a packet will be sent to the nurse with more forms to be completed and a list of documents that will need to be submitted to the NVC. Then an appointment is scheduled at the US Consulate or Embassy for an interview and to overlook the required documents, such as the immigrant visa applications, birth certificates, photographs, valid passports, medical examinations, recent job offer letter and many more.

The whole process to achieve permanent residency for a registered nurse can take from 12 to 18 months to as high as four years. It can take even longer if the alien RN is born in India or China. Due to all the moving parts, required documents and multitude of steps, having an proficient, aggressive immigration attorney is in your best interest for a successful immigration and smooth process. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our experienced Ocean County immigration lawyers are available for a free initial consultation, 24/7 with our hotline at 732-383-6242.

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 premium processing?

New Jersey Premium Processing Attorneys

Premium processing is a service that allows employment-based petitions and applications to get expedited and processed faster. Once the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receives Form I-907, which is the Request for Premium Processing Service form, they have 15 calendar days to process the application or petition. The individual who submitted the application or petition to be expedited will then receive from the USCIS an approval, denial, request for evidence, open an investigation for fraud or misrepresentation or notify an intent to deny within the fifteen days. If none of these are received to the applicant in fifteen days, the USCIS will refund the Premium Processing Service fee and will still continue the expedited processing. If the reply to the application or petition is a notice of possible denial or a request for additional evidence, a new period of 15 calendar days will be enacted once the USCIS receives the required information.

At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our highly skilled, tenacious premium processing service lawyers will walk you through the Premium Processing Service as well as the application or petition process. With our free initial consultation, you can speak with one of our experienced Monmouth County premium processing lawyers and see what we can do for you. Schedule the consultation by calling 732-383-6242 any time, even on nights and weekends, to get started!

How do I hire an alien worker?

New Jersey Immigrant Worker Attorneys

Looking to sponsor an alien worker may seem a monumental task with all the paperwork and legalities that an employer would have to deal with. Working with an experienced, knowledgeable immigration law attorney can help you navigate through all the possible visas, green card and PERM applications that are available to immigrant workers. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our team of tenacious, experienced immigration lawyers discuss with our clients the process of applying for a temporary working visa and even converting these to legal permanent residency. Our law firm works with both the employer and the employee for the best possible result and to work towards the goals of both. If the foreign-born worker is an executive of a multinational enterprise, of extraordinary ability or a professor of outstanding status, we work with the employer on how to properly sponsor these individuals. The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., helps American employers in complying with the Employee Verification System (I-9), defends against liability in anti-discrimination and document abuse laws, shows how to respond to letters received from Social Security and guides through the government’s E-Verify program. Contact our law firm today at 732-383-6242 to schedule a free initial consultation with a Hudson County immigrant worker lawyer.

What visa can I get if I’m a person of extraordinary ability?

New Jersey O Status Attorneys

An O status visa, or an O-1 non-immigrant temporary visa, is eligible for foreign nationals who have extraordinary ability in business, sports, teaching, science or art. The employer looking to hire this foreign individual with extraordinary ability must file Form I-129 with a copy of the contract for the job, a written advisory opinion and any evidence of the individual’s achievements. Evidence for this could be something like a Nobel Prize, having a scholarly article that the individual wrote published in an esteemed journal, or membership in an association in the field of classification. An O-1 non-immigrant temporary visa is also eligible for individuals who have achieved notoriety of extraordinary achievement in media, such as the television or motion picture industries. Just like with filling out the Form I-129 petition for a teaching or science classification, the same evidence must be gathered. However, instead of a Nobel Prize, it could be an Emmy or Academy Award.

If you are looking to get employed within the United States and can demonstrate an extraordinary ability, contact the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., to speak with one of our professional O status visa attorneys. Our experienced Ocean County visa lawyers will walk you through all the appropriate forms and make sure everything is completed correctly. Use our free initial consultation by calling 732-383-6242 and schedule an appointment today!

What type of visa do I need for employment?

New Jersey Employment Visa Attorneys

If you are a foreign national who wants to work in the United States, hiring a professional and knowledgeable immigration attorney is in your best interest. Employment based immigration is very complex and can involve numerous government agencies. Between dealing with the Department of Labor, Department of State, Department of Homeland Security and the United States Citizenship and Immigrant Services (USCIS) as well as the option for a temporary visa or permanent visa (PERM), it is a lot for someone who is not experienced in immigration law to handle. There are visas that are for specific types of occupations, such as religious work, athletes and entertainers, professionals, trainees, or even persons of extraordinary ability. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our highly skilled employment based visa attorneys will work with the governmental agencies, your employer as well as letting you know which type of visa you are eligible towards, permanent or temporary. Schedule a free initial consultation with a Toms River immigration lawyer at 732-383-6242 and let us guide you through the visa and petition process for the best possible result.