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PLEASE NOTE:  We do NOT provide free assessments for USA immigration.  If you would like specific USA immigration advice or eligiblity then you need to take the $99.00 assessment on this website.  We do not answer general questions about USA Immigration over the telephone and we do not provide information by email to people who have not paid $99.00 for the assessment.  If you try to email us and you have not requested your $99.00 assessment then we will ask you to do so.  Once you have paid  $99.00 on this website for a USA immigration assessment,  we will conduct a full and proper USA immigration assessment and answer questions in relation to your assessment result and visa strategy.  We do not answer unlimited questions nor provide advice on how to complete a visa application.     Visa specific information is listed below.

Work Visas to the USA

  1. Temporary Work Visa (B1 in Lieu of H1B)
  2. Domestic Employee Visa (B1)
  3. Intra-company Transfer Visa (L1)
  4. Family of Intra-company Transfer Visa (L2)
  5. Specialty Work Visa (H1B)
  6. Singaporean Specialty Work Visa (H1B1)
  7. Family of Specialty Worker Visa (H4)
  8. Australian Specialty Work Visa (E3)
  9. Treaty Trader & Family Visa (E1)
  10. Treaty Investor & Family Visa (E2)
  11. Investor Green Card Visa (EB5)
  12. Person of Extraordinary Ability Work Visa (O1)
  13. Family of Persons with Extraordinary Ability Visa (O3)
  14. Entertainers Work Visa (P1)
  15. Family of Entertainers Visa (P4)
  16. Crew of Aircraft or Ship Visa (D1)

1.  Temporary Work Visa (B1 in Lieu of H1B)

B1 in Lieu of H1B visa is for a foreign (non-US) company having a contract with a US client to send employees to perform services in the US for a period of less than 1 year.

The employees must continue to be employees and paid by the foreign company while in the US. 

The following types of applicants can qualify to receive a B1 in Lieu of H1B visa:

  • Foreign professionals with specialized knowledge;
  • Scientists;
  • Engineers; 
  • Programmers; 
  • Research analysts; 
  • Management consultants; 
  • Journalists; 
  • Accountants;
  • Lawyers; 
  • Nurses; and
  • Other professionals with a bachelor's degree or higher.

B1 in Lieu of H1B visa application normally takes 1 - 3 weeks to process depending on the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.
 

2.  Domestic Employee Visa (B1)

B1 domestic employee visas are for employees of US citizens residing overseas and foreign nationals on temporary assignment in the US for not more than 4 years.

The requirements for a domestic employee visa are as follows:

Employee

  • Maintains a residence abroad that they have no intention of abandoning;
  • Demonstrate at least one year domestic work experience; 
  • Employed by the employer for at least one year prior to the employer's date of admission into the United States or if the employer-employee relationship existed for less than one year, the employer must demonstrate that they have employed domestic servants over a period of several years preceding the domestic employee's visa application.
  • Comply with home country’s laws for citizens going to work abroad (please note these laws vary from country to country); and
  • After arrival in the US, apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD), Social Security Number and Extensions of Stay with the USCIS.

Employer

  • Signed an employment contract with the employee which guarantees the employee minimum wage, medical insurance, free room & board and payment of travel expenses to / from the US;
  • Employer will be the only provider of employment to the domestic employee;
  • Must apply for IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN);
  • Withhold taxes and social security; and
  • Provide worker’s compensation insurance if required by the State of residence.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Schedule interview with US Embassy;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case; 
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Consult in regards to answers to questions on application forms; 
  • Preparation of application forms signed off by lawyer; and 
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

B1 domestic employee visa application normally takes 1 - 3 weeks to process depending on the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.


3.  Intra-company Transfer Visa (L1)

L1 intra-company transfer visas are for specific employees of foreign companies with subsidiary companies in the US.

The requirements for a L1 intra-company transfer visa are as follows:

  • US company to which the employee is being transferred must be a branch, subsidiary, affiliate or joint venture partner holding 50% or more shares of your non-US employer; and
  • Employee at the foreign company must be as a manager, executive or person with specialized knowledge and skills.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28
  •  Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

L1 visa applications normally takes 3 months or more depending on the caseload of the USCIS and US Embassy.


4.  Family of Intra-company Transfer Visa (L2)

L2 family of intra-company transfer visas are for the spouse and children to go to live or visit a L1 visa holder.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

L2 visa applications are filed concurrently with the visa applications for the L1 visa and therefore the applications normally take the same amount of time to process as the L1 visa application.


5.  Specialty Work Visa (H1B)

You must first have a confirmed job offer from a sponsoring US employer in order to qualify for a H1B specialty work visa. We do not provide assistance in finding an H1B visa jobs. Therefore, please ask your US employer to contact us regarding a H1B visa application.

The following types of applicants can qualify to receive an H1B visa:


  • Foreign professionals with specialized knowledge;
  • Scientists;
  • Engineers; 
  • Programmers; 
  • Research analysts; 
  • Management consultants; 
  • Journalists; 
  • Accountants;
  • Lawyers; 
  • Nurses; and
  • Other professionals with a bachelor's degree or higher.

There is an annual limit 65,000 H1B visas available worldwide. H1B visa applications can only be filed beginning on April 1st of each year for a beginning work date of October 1st of the same year. H1B visas are in high demand and the limit is normally exceeded within the first few days after filing is allowed.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

H1B visa applications normally takes 3 to 6 months to process depending on the caseload of the USCIS and US Embassy.


6.  Singaporean Specialty Work Visa (H1B1)

You must first have a confirmed job offer from a sponsoring US employer in order to qualify for a H1B1 Singaporean specialty work visa. We do not provide assistance in finding an H1B1 visa jobs.  Therefore, please ask your US employer to contact us regarding a H1B1 visa application.

The following types of Singaporean citizen applicants can qualify to receive an H1B1 visa:


  • Foreign professionals with specialized knowledge;
  • Scientists;
  • Engineers; 
  • Programmers; 
  • Research analysts; 
  • Management consultants; 
  • Journalists; 
  • Accountants;
  • Lawyers; 
  • Nurses; and
  • Other professionals with a bachelor's degree or higher.

There is an annual limit 65,000 H1B visas available worldwide. However, 6,800 visas are reserved for H1B1 applications for citizens of Singapore and Chile under free trade agreements with the US. Normally, very few of the 6,800 visas are used by citizens of Singapore and Chile.

H1B1 visa applications can only be filed beginning on April 1st of each year for a beginning work date of October 1st of the same year. H1B visas are in high demand and the limit is normally exceeded within the first few days after filing is allowed.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

H1B1 visa applications normally takes 3 to 6 months to process depending on the caseload of the USCIS and US Embassy.


7.  Family of Specialty Worker Visa (H4)

H4 family of specialty worker visas are for the spouse and children to go to live or visit a H1B / H1B1 visa holder.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

H4 visa applications are filed concurrently with the visa applications for the H1B / H1B1 visa and therefore the applications normally take the same amount of time to process as the H1B / H1B1 visa application.


8.  Australian Specialty Work Visa (E3)

You must first have a confirmed job offer from a sponsoring US employer in order to qualify for a E3 Australian specialty work visa. We do not provide assistance in finding an E3 visa jobs. Therefore, please ask your US employer to contact us regarding an E3 visa application.

The following types of Australian citizen applicants can qualify to receive an E3 visa:


  • Foreign professionals with specialized knowledge;
  • Scientists;
  • Engineers; 
  • Programmers; 
  • Research analysts; 
  • Management consultants; 
  • Journalists; 
  • Accountants;
  • Lawyers; 
  • Nurses; and
  • Other professionals with a bachelor's degree or higher.

There is an annual limit 10,500 E3 visas available.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

E2 visa applications normally take 1 - 2 months to process depending on the completeness of the supporting documents and the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.


9.  Treaty Trader & Family Visa (E1)

Please click here to see the US State Department's current list of countries from which their citizens can apply for E1 visas.

The requirements for an E1 visa are as follows:


  • Invest in an existing company or set up a new company by placing money AND assets into the name of the company;
  • Investment in the company should be approximately between US $75,000 or more, but there is no specific amount of money required to be invested under US immigration law;
  • Treaty country national must control the company through at least 50% ownership or a managerial position; 
  • Company must be involved in international trade;
  • Company must generate enough income to support you and your family in the US and to employ some US nationals; and 
  • If you are not the person directly investing in the company, you must be the executive of the company or possess professional skills (ordinary skilled or unskilled workers do not qualify).

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide information list to applicants;
  • Review of information list for completeness and candidate weaknesses;
  • Prepare application forms signed by lawyer; 
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Meeting(s) with applicants to review sign off applications as attorney;
  • Organization of all supporting documents of applicant and sponsoring company;
  • Assist applicants at US Embassy when necessary;
  • On-going consulting as required; 
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and filing procedures; and
  • DOES NOT include setting up a company, assisting with buying a business in the US retaining accountants, or creation of other supporting documents (separate fee quote required).

E1 visa applications normally take 1 - 2 months depending on the completeness of the supporting documents and the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.


10.  Treaty Investor & Family Visa (E2)


Please click here to see the US State Department's current list of countries from which their citizens can apply for E2 visas.

The requirements for an E2 visa are as follows:


  • Invest in an existing company or set up a new company by placing money AND assets into the name of the company;
  • Investment in the company should be approximately between US $75,000 or more, but there is no specific amount of money required to be invested under US immigration law;
  • Treaty country national must control the company through at least 50% ownership or a managerial position; 
  • Company must be involved in service type business;
  • Company must generate enough income to support you and your family in the US and to employ some US nationals; and 
  • If you are not the person directly investing in the company, you must be the executive of the company or possess professional skills (ordinary skilled or unskilled workers do not qualify)

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide information list to applicants;
  • Review of information list for completeness and candidate weaknesses;
  • Prepare application forms signed by lawyer; 
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Meeting(s) with applicants to review sign off applications as attorney;
  • Organization of all supporting documents of applicant and sponsoring company;
  • Assist applicants at US Embassy when necessary;
  • On-going consulting as required; 
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and filing procedures; and
  • DOES NOT include setting up a company, assisting with buying a business in the US retaining accountants, or creation of other supporting documents (separate fee quote required).

E2 visa applications normally take 1 - 2 months depending on the completeness of the supporting documents and the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.


11.  Investor Green Card Visa (EB5)

Citizens from any country can qualify to apply for an EB5 visa. 

The requirements for an EB5 visa are as follows:


  • Invest $500,000 in a commercial enterprise in a targeted employment area that will benefit the US economy and create at least 5 full-time US jobs; or
  • Invest $1,000,000 in a commercial enterprise that will benefit the US.economy and create at least 10 full-time US jobs.

There is an annual limit 10,000 EB5 visas available worldwide.

EB5 visa applications normally take 3 - 6 months depending on the completeness of the supporting documents and the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.



12.  Person with Extraordinary Ability Work Visa (O1)

You must first have a confirmed job offer from a sponsoring US employer in order to qualify for an O1 person with extraordinary work ability visa. We do not provide assistance in finding an O1 visa jobs.  Therefore, please ask your US employer to contact us regarding an O1 visa application.

O1 visas are for persons with extraordinary ability in one of the following areas:


  • Science;
  • Education;
  • Business;
  • Athletics;
  • Arts;
  • Motion Pictures; and
  • Television.

The requirements for an O1 visa depends on the field in which you are working. Please contact us directly for further information in this regard.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

O1 visa applications normally take 2 months or more to process depending on the completeness of the supporting documents and the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.


 

13.  Family of Person with Extraordinary Ability (O3)

O3 family of person with extraordinary ability are for the spouse and children to go to live or visit a O1 visa holder.

Our service includes the following:

  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

O3 visa applications are filed concurrently with the visa applications for the O1 visa and therefore the applications normally take the same amount of time to process as the O1 visa application.


14.  Athletes & Entertainers Work Visa (P1)

P1 athletes and entertainers work visas are for groups of internationally recognized foreign athletes and entertainers including their support staff to come to the US for a specific competition or performance.

The requirements for an P1 visa depends on the field in which you are working. Please contact us directly for further information in this regard.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

P1 visa applications normally take 2 months or more to process depending on the completeness of the supporting documents and the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.


15.  Family of Athletes & Entertainers Visa (P4)

O4 family of athletes and entertainers visas are for the spouse and children to go to live or visit a P4 visa holder.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Prepare application forms including USCIS attorney representation Form G-28;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents;
  • Assistance filing documents with USCIS and US Embassy; 
  • Consult on questions relating to the interview and procedures; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

P4 visa applications are filed concurrently with the visa applications for the P1 visa and therefore the applications normally take the same amount of time to process as the P1 visa application.


16.  Crew of Aircraft or Ship Visa (D1)

D1 crew of aircraft or ship visa is for crew members employed on a ship or aircraft and includes the following:


  • Pilots;
  • Flight attendants;
  • Seamen; and 
  • Employees on board a ship whose services are required for normal operation.

You must reapply for the D-1 visa each time you enter the U.S. as it is only valid for a single entry.

Our service includes the following:


  • Provide free initial opinion of applicant’s chances for approval;
  • Schedule interview with US Embassy;
  • Provide list of supporting documents in English tailored to your case;
  • Prepare necessary supporting documents; 
  • Consult in regards to answers to questions on application documents; 
  • Prepare application forms signed by lawyer; and
  • Telephone or video conference to discuss supporting documents and answers in regards to potential US Embassy officer interview questions.

D1 visa applications normally take 1 - 3 weeks to process depending on the caseload of the US Embassy in the country of residence.

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