There are many opportunities to live and work in the United States based upon employment. To temporarily stay in the United States the following visas are a sample of those available:
B – visitor visa
H – professional visa
E – investor/trader business visa
L – intracompany transferee
O – outstanding ability in science, art or business
TN – professional visa for Canadian/Mexican citizens
Based upon some visas and upon the petition of a U.S. employer you may be able to obtain status as a permanent resident through employment.
Basic steps to obtain permanent residence through employment:
- Labor Certification–Application by the employer and certification by the Department of Labor that there are no qualified U.S. workers or Legal Permanent residents available to fill the position.
- Petition for Immigrant Worker to the Immigration & Naturalization Service
- Application for Adjustment of Status to Legal Permanent Resident.
The lawyers at Gunderson, Denton & Peterson can assist you in obtaining visas and permanent residence as well as other aspects of immigration.
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Do you have questions regarding compliance with the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA)? The Legal Arizona Workers Act also known as the Arizona Employer Sanctions Law went into effect in 2008. LAWA requires all employers to verify that their new workers are legal. It threatens potentially severe sanctions and penalties for employers who hire or employ unauthorized workers. If you have questions about how this law affects you and your business, please contact our office. The attorneys at Gunderson, Denton & Peterson can offer the counsel you need to comply with this law.
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