The United States allows individuals from around the world to come into the country to pursue employment opportunities. Of course, there is a strenuous visa process that accompanies employment immigration and whether the employment is on a temporary or permanent basis, it is important that you have strong legal representation on your side. For nearly 20 years, Katona & Associates, PLLC has proudly helped companies and prospective employees from around the world form business relationships and navigate the obstacles of immigration law. Whether you are an employer or an employee, it is important that you have quality legal representation on your side. To discuss your situation with an experienced legal team, contact Katona & Associates, PLLC today.Our Employment Immigration Services
At Katona & Associates, PLLC, we have nearly 20 years of experience assisting businesses and their employees with a variety of employment immigration matters. Some of the areas of employment law we practice include the following:
There are many different types of temporary employment visas in the United States. Some of the visa categories that you may be eligible for include the following:
- H-1B: workers in a specialty occupation
- H-2B: temporary non-agricultural workers
- L: Intracompany transferees for executive, managerial positions, or individuals with specialized knowledge
- O: Persons with extraordinary ability or achievements in certain fields, including the arts and science
- P-1: athletes and entertainers to perform
- P-2: Artists and entertainers that perform as part of an exchange program
- P-3: Artist or entertainers that come to teach or educate under a cultural program
- Q-1: Participation in an international cultural exchange program
- R-1: Religious workers
Permanent work visas are based on preference categories. The preference categories for permanent employment in the United States include the following:
- EB-1: First preference, which is reserved for people of extraordinary ability in arts, business, science, athletics, education, and more.
- EB-2: Second preference, which is reserved for those who hold advanced degrees in their field.
- EB-3: Third preference, which is reserved for professionals, skilled workers, and some unskilled workers.
- EB-4: Fourth preference, which is reserved for “special immigrants”.
- EB-5: Fifth preference, which is reserved for those who invest $1 million in an enterprise that will employ 10 U.S. workers on a full-time basis.
Employment immigration matters can be complicated but Katona & Associates, PLLC is here to help. If you require strong legal guidance to help you navigate the employment immigration process, you can count on our skilled team of New York City immigration attorneys. For quality legal representation when it matters most, contact Katona & Associates, PLLC today.