Ohio H Visas Attorney
Which non-immigrant visa is right for you?
The attorneys of our law firm -Robert Brown, Rishi Oza, Aleksandar Cuic,
Erin Brown, and Kathryn Russell - have more than half a century of immigration
experience, and when you contact us for a consultation, we will take the
time to help you explore all of your options. If you are planning to travel
to the United States for the purpose of filling a temporary employment
position, then you may be eligible for one of the non-immigrant work visas
included in the H visa category:
This visa type is intended for a broad category of "specialty occupation"
workers, which includes individuals whose job duties demand theoretical
and practical application of highly specialized knowledge that they have
achieved through a course of higher education. The H-1B is also provided
for individuals participating in cooperative research and development
projects involving the U.S. government and another government, as well
as fashion models of distinguished merit and ability.
In previous years, U.S. immigration law provided for two additional types
of visa, the H-1A and H-1C visas for registered nurses. These have been
discontinued since 1995 and 2009, respectively.
The H-2A visa is used for seasonal agricultural workers and allows certain
employers in the United States to bring alien workers into this country
to perform work on a temporary basis. The employer files a Petition for
Non-immigrant Worker, Form I-129 on behalf of the prospective employer,
to provide evidence that the job is seasonal, that there are insufficient
available U.S. workers who are willing to perform the work, and that the
importation of labor will not adversely affect U.S. workers.
Labor certification is a requirement for this type of visa.
The requirements for an H-2B visa are similar to those for an H-2A visa
except for the difference that the H-2B visa is intended for temporary
non-agricultural workers. The underlying employment position does not
have to be temporary but the need for the worker's services must be
temporary based on seasonal demands, one-time need, peak load need, or
intermittent need. The U.S. government places caps on the number of H-2B
visas every year - for example, the amount is set at 33,000 for the first
half of fiscal year 2013.
The H-3 visa is a non-immigrant visa that applies in two different situations.
Individuals who are coming to the U.S. for the purpose of receiving training
that is not available in their home countries and that is not of a graduate
or medical nature can use the H-3 visa. It is also used in cases of individuals
traveling to this country to take part in a special education exchange
visitor program for children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.
Take the First Step in Your Case
Contact us at Robert Brown LLC to speak with an
Ohio immigration lawyer from our firm and begin working on your petition for a non-immigrant visa.
We work with both individuals and employers, providing exceptional legal
support and dedicated representation throughout the entire process. Working
through the complexities of the immigration legal system can be a frustrating
and confusing task, but we are ready to put our 70 years of experience
to work for you.