Helping Businesses Thrive in an Increasingly Global World
Many businesses seek to hire foreign national employees because they provide an invaluable diversity of skills, perspectives, and experience. Foreign workers can also benefit from opportunities that transcend their national borders. Williams Immigration can assist employers in the sponsorship process and help qualified candidates get the right visa to suit their individual circumstances.
A nonimmigrant worker is considered to be entering the United States on a temporary basis for a specific employment purpose. We offer services related to the following temporary work authorization categories:
Treaty Traders (E-1)
This classification is reserved for nationals of treaty countries, or countries that maintain treaties of commerce and navigation with the USA. These individuals enter the country for the sole purpose of engaging substantial trade between the USA and the treaty country.
Treaty Investors (E-2)
When nationals of a treaty country, countries that maintain treaties of commerce and navigation with the USA, enter the USA in order to develop and direct a business in which they have made a substantial investment.
Australian Professionals (E-3)
This category is reserved for Australian nationals coming to the USA to work in a specialty occupation position.
Specialty Occupation Professionals (H-1B)
Individuals who wish to enter a specialty occupation may be suited to this classification. They must meet specific requirements related to the complexity or uniqueness of the job, as well as the applicant’s level of education, certification, and/or recognition of expertise.
Chilean and Singapore Professionals (H-1B1)
This visa is reserved for nationals of Chile and Singapore to enter the US temporarily in order to work in a specialized occupation.
Reserved for individuals receiving training that is unavailable in their home country. Under this classification, a nonimmigrant can enter the USA to receive training that is not available in the individual’s home country.
Exchange Visitors (J-1)
This category is for individuals coming to the USA to participate in an exchange visitor program approved by the Department of State. Available categories include trainees, summer work travel, camp counselors, teachers, professor and research scholars among others.
Intracompany Transferees (L-1)
This classification allows an employer to transfer executives, managers, and employees with specialized knowledge—from a parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch overseas to an office in the USA. Also available for employees coming to the USA to start a new office.
Extraordinary Ability (O-1)
When foreign individuals are widely recognized for extraordinary abilities or achievements, they may qualify for the O-1 visa. The categories of achievement include the sciences, education, business, and athletics, as well as the arts, motion pictures, and television.
Cultural Exchange (Q-1)
Individuals may qualify for a Q nonimmigrant visa when they participate in a program that promotes the sharing of international cultures.
Religious Worker (R-1)
A foreign national may come to the US temporarily for employment within a religious vocation, such as a minister. The position must be at least part-time, and the religious organization must be a non-profit or tax-exempt organization.
Trade NAFTA (TN)
Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), qualified Canadian and Mexican citizens can enter the US temporarily to engage in professional employment in occupations such as accountants, engineers, and scientists, among others.
We provide our employment-based legal services to clients on a national and international scale. We can determine the best nonimmigrant classifications to suit your needs and help you with the application process. Additionally, we can assist employers who wish to sponsor employees for the employment-based green card.
If you are a US business seeking to hire foreign-born employees or you yourself are seeking to work in the US on a nonimmigrant visa, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to set up a consultation and let us help guide you every step of the way. We can offer assistance to employers nationwide.