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Employer & Skill-Based Visas

Employer & Skill-Based Visas

Employment Immigration Lawyer in Charleston, SC

Employer and skill based visas offer some of the most regulated and complicated visas offered by the USCIS. These visas are steeped in rules, requirements and exceptions. Pitfalls abound and these visas are ripe for errors in application preparation which can lead to denial or numerous Requests for Evidence (RFE). Our mantra, "With immigration, nothing is as simple as it first appearsâ„ " has more meaning with these visas than with any other type.

E-verify is an employment eligibility verification process for employers who hire out workers from foreign countries as well as for employers who directly hire foreign workers. Also it has been expanded to require U.S. companies to verify that their workers are legal for U.S. employment. The program is an internet based system run by the U.S. Department of Homeland security (DHS).

Some of these visas are of the shortest of periods and very limited in nature and scope;

Other types of visas are designed for business with treaty participants;

The majority of the business visas are categorized for individuals based upon their notoriety, education and work experience level, making them eligible for Permanent Residency on a preference system;

Similarly, a significant majority of business visas are reserved for those foreigners entering on a temporary basis. During every fiscal year, starting on October 1st, the U.S. Immigration system allows a limited number of temporary employment visas. They are issued in chronological order in which the petitions were filed until the annual limit is reached in each group. These visas cover a wide range of programs;

In addition, many companies desire to shift employees from abroad to the U.S. and utilize the following types of visas;

Finally, specific visas exist for persons of unique talents in select areas. The goal is to permit access to foreigners in athletics, business, education, sciences, the arts & entertainment and religion;

If you have questions or concerns about qualifying for any of these visa programs and the application processes, speak with an Charleston Immigration Attorney from our firm today.

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