CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Know the basics of immigration visas

Coming to the United States on an employment visa is a complex matter. There are strict limits to some classifications that fall under this general umbrella. It is imperative that you understand some basic points about the program if you or a loved one is considering coming to the country using an employment visa.

There are five types of employment visas – H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, L-1A, and L-1B. The H-2A, L-1A and L-1B don’t have annual limits. The H-1B has an annual limit of 65,000 per year with another 20,000 slated for people with at least a U.S. master’s degree. The H-2B has a limit of 66,000 per year. Once these limits are reached, no more applicants are allowed to come in on this visa.

On top of the number of people who are admitted into the country on this type of visa, there are also time limits for people who are approved. There are initial approval periods and renewals; however, they all have a maximum number of years that the person can remain here.

  • H-1B: 3 years initial, 6 years total
  • H-2A: 1 year initial, 3 years total
  • H-2B: 1 year initial, 3 years total
  • L-1A: 3 year initial, 7 years total
  • L-1B: 3 year initial, 5 years total

Once you decide that you want to come here on an employment visa, you have to determine the type you will need. You must also find an employer who is willing to meet the requirements set by the employment immigration programs. There are also certain limitations as to what your spouse and children can do here if they come with you when you immigrate.

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