Business Immigration Attorney

Recruiting International Employees

Maribel A. Piza and her skilled staff are experts in obtaining temporary employment-based visas for a wide range of clients, from large corporations and educational institutions to healthcare entities, small businesses, and notable foreign nationals. Drawing on a broad spectrum of industry experience, they create customized immigration plans that cater to the specific requirements of each client, ensuring thorough preparation for every case. Additionally, their extensive work with various organizations positions them to strategize effectively for the hiring and relocation of international staff, while staying up-to-date with the latest immigration regulations.

Permanent Residence

We assist a wide range of clients, including multinational companies, academic and research bodies, medical organizations, small enterprises, and prominent individuals in navigating the complex procedure of obtaining permanent residency, or “green cards.” The detailed and technical aspects of this process necessitate the involvement of professionals who are knowledgeable across various sectors and experienced in aiding a vast array of foreign nationals.

Investors & Entrepreneurs

Maribel A. Piza, with her wealth of experience, specializes in supporting investors and entrepreneurs with their U.S. immigration needs through both permanent and temporary visas. Strategic foresight is essential, and Maribel provides the expert guidance necessary for foreign businesses contemplating an expansion into the United States.

Worksite Compliance

Our team, proficient in immigration regulations, diligently keeps abreast of policy changes to guide clients through the regulatory framework. This includes counseling human resources on managing employment-authorization documents for all workers, including foreign nationals, and handling immigration audits and site visits.

Explaining the Visa Application Process

Applying for an employment-based visa involves intricate steps and procedures. At Maribel A. Piza, P.A., our team is equipped to steer you through every phase of the application.

We emphasize the importance of enhancing your visa approval prospects and offer seasoned advice for a smooth application process:

  • **Begin promptly**: Start the application process well before your planned travel date to ensure enough time for document collection, form completion, and unforeseen challenges.
  • **Comprehend the criteria**: Familiarize yourself with the specific requirements of your targeted visa category. Understanding these criteria is key to assembling the necessary documents and making a compelling case.
  • **Professional guidance**: Leveraging the expertise of immigration professionals like us can significantly bolster your chances of a successful visa application. We offer bespoke advice, leveraging our comprehensive understanding of immigration law to suit your individual circumstances.
  • **Complete documentation**: Accuracy and completeness in your documentation are paramount. Any gaps or inaccuracies can cause delays or denials. We’ll assist in preparing a full and convincing application package for submission.
  • **Interview readiness**: If your visa requires an interview, we’ll help prepare you with practice sessions and strategies to effectively articulate your intent and eligibility.

With these strategies and our expert assistance, you’re better positioned to secure your employment visa and advance towards your immigration objectives.


Asked Questions

What types of employment visas can businesses utilize?

Businesses can use a range of employment visas, both temporary and permanent. Popular categories include H-1B for specialty occupations, L-1A for intra-company transfers, and EB-5 for investors.

What does the employment visa acquisition process entail?

Securing an employment visa typically requires submitting the necessary forms to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and may also involve obtaining a labor certification from the Department of Labor (DOL) among other requirements.

What is the expected timeframe for obtaining an employment visa?

The time it takes to process an employment visa can vary widely by visa type. It usually spans from a few weeks to several months.

Is legal representation necessary for employment visa applications?

While not mandatory, it is advisable to engage a knowledgeable business immigration lawyer for any U.S. immigration application. An attorney can help ensure accurate form completion, submission within deadlines, and provide advice throughout the process.

What are the legal considerations when employing foreign nationals on work visas?

Employers are bound by specific legal requirements when hiring foreign nationals, such as adhering to prevailing wage standards and demonstrating that the employment of foreign workers does not adversely affect U.S. workers.