Employment Based Visas
The Immigration and Naturality Acts authorizes a total of 140,000 employment-based visas per year. At the Law Office of Luis Mariano Garcia, P.A., our attorneys have the expertise necessary to determine which of the employment-based visas best suits your need.
There are several Permanent Employment Based Visas (EB). These visas are granted with preference towards highly specialized occupations. The preferences are determined as follows:
First Preference (EB-1)
Individuals with extraordinary abilities such as Nobel Prize winners, exceptional educators and multinational executives.
Second preference (EB-2)
Individuals with advanced degrees.
Third preference (EB-3)
Skilled and professional workers.
Fourth preference (EB-4)
Foreign religious workers and current and past employees of the U.S. government.
Fifth preference (EB-5)
Those who wish to start a business in the U.S. that could create job opportunities for citizens.
Non-Immigrant Work Visas
Several non-immigrant work visas allow foreign nationals to come to the United States to work on a temporary basis. These include:
L-Visas (Intracompany Transfers)
Allow companies with multinational interests to transfer foreign employees to the U.S.
Used by U.S. companies to hire foreign nationals or students for positions that require special skills, knowledge or executive experience.
For foreign nations who are active in trading with the U.S. or who actively invest in a U.S. company that creates jobs.
These are just a few of the temporary work visas available. At Luis Mariano Garcia, P.A. , we work closely with our business clients to determine which visa will best suit their employment needs. If you are interested in sponsoring a foreign national for a permanent or temporary work visa, please contact us to schedule an appointment.