Why You Need an Immigration Attorney To Help With a Work Visa

Do you want to work in the U.S., but you’re not a permanent resident? There could be a great job opening as an engineer, doctor, professor, or other career path. Before you immediately look past the opening, assuming you’re not eligible as a non-resident, you might have an option. You may need to obtain a work visa. This will allow you to live and work in the U.S. legally – and temporarily. However, like all processes related to immigration, obtaining a work visa can be complicated and requires the assistance of an immigration attorney.

Learn how an immigration attorney can answer your questions and help you through the process.

What Is A Work Visa?

A work visa allows foreign workers to obtain legal employment in the U.S. temporarily, and without gaining permanent residence status. The length of the employment will depend on the type of visa that is issued. There are many different categories of work visas that apply to various types of jobs, including specialty occupations (engineers, doctors), free trade agreement professionals, agricultural workers, educators, and more.

Why You Need an Immigration Attorney

Obtaining a work visa requires input and action from both the employer and the employee, and approval from the Department of Labor before filing a petition with USCIS. Because of the various complex steps, it’s essential to hire an immigration lawyer to help you through the process and make sure the requirements and approvals are met.

A lawyer can first help the employer file a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. After this is approved, then the immigration attorney can help the employee obtain the work visa.

An attorney will ensure the worker meets all USCIS-mandated requirements. Then, a lawyer can help the employee submit a visa application and all necessary documents. Finally, an attorney can help the worker prepare for an in-person interview. Having an experienced immigration lawyer on your side can help you prepare for the interview, understand what to expect, and relieve some anxiety surrounding the process.

After the employee is granted a work visa, the process doesn’t end there. Once in the U.S., the worker must comply with all conditions of their work visa. If any conditions are not met, their visa may be revoked and they could be denied re-entry to the U.S.

An immigration lawyer can help employees understand what rules must be followed. If they fail to comply with one of the requirements, then the lawyer can advise on what steps to take to avoid losing their work visa.

Why Hire Us

Are you interested in applying for a job in the U.S. as a non-resident? It’s important to take the right steps to obtain a work visa – including hiring an immigration attorney.

When you need an immigration attorney, let the experts at Johnstone Adams LLC represent you.

Our experienced immigration lawyers assist businesses and individuals with visas, I-9 forms and compliance, audits, and other immigration matters throughout Alabama, Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle. We provide each client with personal access to a team of senior lawyers who thoroughly understand the complex web of immigration laws and the enormous impact these laws can have on a person’s life or a business’s bottom line.  Our goal is to help you!

Ranked in the 2022 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 12 practice areas, we have experts in many areas of law to give our clients top-notch representation. In business for more than a century, our firm can mix its experience with the ability to evolve with the changing times.

To get started. contact us at 844-682-7682 or info@johnstoneadams.com.

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