These include:

  • H-1B status for professionals under the “specialty occupation” category
  • L-1 intracompany transferee status for companies with parent, subsidiary or affiliate organizations abroad
  • TN status for nationals of Canada and Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
  • PERM labor certification for permanent residency for employees
  • EB-1 “extraordinary ability” or “outstanding professors or researchers” permanent residency
  • EB-2 “national interest waiver” permanent residency
  • O-1 visas for foreign nationals with “outstanding ability”; and P-1 visas for professional athletes
  • The firm also counsels employers and employees with regard to B-1 business visitor visas and entry on ESTA, the visa waiver program.

Typical professional occupational classifications include:

  • managers and executives
  • physicians
  • all types of engineers and related professions, including but not limited to software engineers, programmer analysts, aerospace engineers, system analysts, mechanical, electrical and structural engineers
  • accountants
  • lawyers
  • teachers
  • architects
  • various construction and other trades, technical, service and hospitality positions can in some cases qualify for TN status. Some may also qualify for PERM labor certification for permanent residency.

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