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.

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Common questions answered about H-1B visas

So many people want to live in the United States permanently and create a life for themselves here because of the many opportunities there are. While there are a host of ways for immigrants to stay in the U.S. for a significant amount of time legally, it can still be difficult to figure out which kind of visa you need and whether you will be eligible for it.

One popular visa is the H-1B visa. This visa is reserved for those who have specialist skills that they can perform within a highly specialized occupation. This visa is primarily made available so that the United States can attract talented workers who are in high demand. If you think that you may qualify for the H-1B visa, you will likely still be uncertain about certain details, and you may have further questions. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about H-1B visas.

What is the H-1B visa?

The H-1B visa is a nonimmigrant work visa. This means that it only allows a temporary stay in the U.S. for work purposes, and does not give visa holders permanent residence.

What are the eligibility requirements?

You need to be qualified in a specialty skill that is demanded by a potential employer who is willing to sponsor you and you must have a U.S. bachelor’s degree or equivalent in that skill.

Do I need to be in the U.S. at the time of filing?

You do not need to be in the U.S. at the time of filing. If a U.S. employer offers you a job when you are in your home country, your prospective U.S. employer can file your H-1B visa petition without issue.

If you have received a job offer in the U.S. and you are a highly skilled worker, it is likely that you will be able to gain an H-1B visa if your employer is willing to sponsor you. Make sure that you understand the law and take appropriate action to be successful.

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