The L-1B Visa is an intracompany transferee classification for employees with qualified specialized knowledge. It provides the employee with a visa to work in a U.S. company affiliated with the foreign company in the employee’s area of expertise.
USCIS release regarding an increase in petition fees for H-1B and L-1 visas.
The L-1A, Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager, Visa allows a U.S. employer to transfer a non-immigrant employee from an affiliated/sister office in another country to an office inside the U.S.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that gives U.S. employers the opportunity to provide temporary positions to foreign workers in specialty occupations.
Most visitors to the United States are destined for theme parks, bit cities, or to visit family. Such visits usually only require a simple only application be filed before flying to the U.S. for the visitor to receive their visa. However, for those who wish to travel to the U.S. to do business, they are required to obtain a business visa first. There are several types of business visas available, and it is important to understand which one you might qualify for, so you can expedite the process by only applying for the right visa.
The U.S. offers a unique pathway into the country that not many other countries share: The Immigrant Investor Program (EB-5 Program).
There are many potential pathways to getting a visa that will allow an immigrant to live, work, and/or study within U.S borders. One of the more popular options is the H-2B visa that is temporarily issued to non-agricultural workers from over 50 countries.
For many years, the U.S. saw more immigrants from Mexico than from any other country, which has caused widespread debates in U.S. politics. However, since 2005. the number of immigrants from Mexico has decreased by nearly two-thirds. By contrast, the number of immigrants from China and India has been on the rise.
The controversy over United States businesses sending jobs overseas and denying those jobs to Americans is well known. However, there are instances where citizens from other countries have the ability to bring their business and jobs, to the U.S. The EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program is designed to accomplish just that while also offering the foreign national access to a visa.
The H-1B filing period is quickly approaching! On April 1st, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting petitions for H-1B visas with a start date of no earlier than October 1st, 2015.