Employment Visas

Silicon Valley Business Immigration Attorney

We at Litwin & Smith represent employers in most of the various industries represented around the Silicon Valley San Francisco Bay Area, across the U.S., and Global Companies around the world. We represent large and small business clients. We are a nationally recognized premiere immigration firm. We are very successful in preparing and obtaining nonimmigrant employment visas for employers and subsequent immigrant visas and green cards for their employees. We prepare hundreds of such petitions each year. We offer excellent service at a competitive price. Of course, price isn't everything. Timeliness, responsiveness, professionalism, and expertise are all part of providing an employer quality guidance and representation. We are renown for our expertise, availability, responsiveness, timeliness, and professionalism.

Helping Employers and Employees with Business-Related Visas

Our Silicon Valley business immigration lawyers assist software engineers, electrical engineers, biogenetic engineers, executives, managers, students, treaty investors, treaty traders, entrepreneurs, small to mid-sized companies, and multinational corporations to meet their immigration needs. Our law firm offers more than fifty years of experience in utilizing United States immigration and naturalization laws to serve our clients' needs.

Contact an experienced immigration attorney at our Santa Clara - South San Francisco - San Francisco area law firm to learn how we can help you, your company, or your prospective foreign worker obtain employment authorization.

Bay Area Employment Visa Lawyer

We have experience helping employers and employees obtain the working visas they need to further their business capabilities. Our lawyers can help you understand and identify the most appropriate visa to meet your needs. The H E L O visas are the most common employment-based non-immigrant visas (temporary work visas).

  • H visas : Temporary work visas for professionals (H-1B visas), agricultural or seasonal workers (H-2A and H-2B visas), and trainees
  • E visas: For treaty traders (E-1 visas), treaty investors (E-2), and Australian business professionals (E-3)
  • L visas : For intra-company transfers of foreign executives, managers, or employees with specialized knowledge
  • O visas: For foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics

In addition to our unequaled experience handling the HELO employment visas, we are unsurpassed at preparing for filing petitions for religious workers (R visas), foreign exchange students (F visas), foreign exchange workers (J visas), professionals in technology and biotech industries, and other professionals.

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Obtain a Green Card Through Employment

We are very successful in preparing customized labor certifications and subsequent immigrant visas and green cards for employees; including those that require special attention. We prepare many of such petitions each year among the hundreds of those we prepare. Currently, the Department of Labor (DOL) is randomly auditing about 40% of the PERM labor certification filings. Although, we cannot guarantee our PERM filing will not be audited by the DOL. Our PERM filings are seldom audited. Maybe that is because we prepare our filings with an audit in mind. We perform all the steps along the way as if preparing for an DOL Audit Response. Unlike, most firms who only prepare an audit file after they receive an audit notice. Or just maybe it's our reputation for paying attention to all the details that results in our lack of audits.

The PERM labor certification (LC) is the first in a three-step process in the majority of employment-based, permanent resident (commonly referred to as "green card") cases. We enable our clients' goals of immigrating to the United States and obtaining permanent residency status ( green card ) - and ultimately, citizenship. Our lawyers guide clients through all aspects of employment-based immigrant visa applications, including labor certification through PERM.

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California Employment-Related Immigration Attorneys

Our success rate helping employers and employees with labor certifications is exceptionally high because of our creative approaches to applications, our expertise, and our hard work. We stay up to date on all the complex changes in immigration law and guide our clients capably through the process.

We also assist immigrant employees' children with the change of status that they need to remain in the U.S. after reaching age 21 as students or workers. We are able to advise families of immigrant employees on strategies to follow in pursuit of all their immigration needs.

Contact Litwin & Smith for Business Immigration Services

Contact a business immigration lawyer from the law firm of Litwin & Smith. We serve employers and employees. We can help you and your employees avoid delays in the processing of employment visa applications and ensure compliance with immigration laws.

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