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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.

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 do I need to do to get employed as a religious worker in the United States?

New Jersey Religious Worker Lawyers

To receive a religious worker green card, there are some requirements you must fall under. For example, you must have been a member of a non-profit religious denomination for two years, must have been working in a religious occupation for the two years, like as a minister or priest of the religion, and you are looking for entry into the United States to continue your religious occupation of the American employer’s denomination. In order to apply for this green card, either you or your employer needs to fill out and submit Form I-360 to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Along with the form, you must also provide the USCIS with proof of the religious organization being a non-profit and a letter from an official of the religious denomination in the United States. Depending on what you religious job you are applying for, such as continuing your professional as a minister or priest or changing to another type of religious vocation, the letter should speak of your qualifications, your previous two years in the religious denomination and what your job in the United States will entail.

Having an experienced, seasoned religious worker green card attorney is in your best interest and will make the entire process much simpler. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our highly skilled and battle-tested religious worker green card lawyers are ready to work with you and help in getting you to practice your religious duty within the United States. Schedule a free initial consultation with our law firm at 732-383-6242 any time, even on nights and weekends, to get started with a Toms River religious worker green card attorney!

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.

How do I get a H-1B Visa?

New Jersey H-1B Visa Attorneys

To receive a H-1B temporary visa, you must be a foreign national looking to work in the United States in a professional career. Sometimes fashion models can also be considered for this kind of visa if they are of exceptional merit and ability. The more common occupations for a H-1B temporary visa are for computer professionals, doctors, teachers, CPA’s, engineers and architects.

There is an annual cap on how many H-1B visas are accepted, which is set at 65,000 each year. However, there are an additional 20,000 that are reserved for people with doctorates, and other types of advanced degrees from US colleges. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) begins to accept H-1B petitions from employers on April 1st. Once these petitions are approved by the USCIS, the foreign national can obtain the H-1B visa or change their immigration status to start their employment on October 1st.

One important note to keep in mind is that there are also many H-1B jobs that do not fall under the numerical cap set by the USCIS. Those jobs that are known as “cap-exempt H-1B jobs” are occupations that include people who work at schools and universities, doctors who have received J waivers, research institutions for the government and non-profit businesses. If you are seeking employment in the United States, or if you are an employer looking to hire an immigrant for your business, make sure you talk to a knowledgeable H-1B visa attorney. The Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., has a team of Ocean County visa lawyers who are available any time for a free initial consultation. Call us at 732-383-6242 to see what we can do for you today!