If you need help with a non-immigrant visa, we can help you. The Jackman Law Firm has a long, successful track record of helping people with these. A non-immigrant visa is a temporary visa that is given to foreigners who want to come to the United States for a period of time and for a specific reason. To be clear, these visas are not meant to allow people to stay permanently.
There are a number of different types of non-immigrant visas to select from depending on your particular situation. They are:
- F-1 and M-1 Student Visas: this is intended for international students who want to study at a school in the US
- B1 or B2 Visitor Visa: This is for someone who wants to come to the US for these reasons:
- Medical treatment
- Business reasons
- H-1B: this is also known as a Specialty Occupation Visa. This is intended for people who work in a specific field, such as tech or science or engineering.
- U-1: This is also known as a Victim of Crime Visa. This is for people who, like the name suggests, have been victims of crimes. One thing to keep in mind is that you must cooperate with local US law enforcement to get this visa.
- K-1 Fiancé Visa: This is for foreigners who plan to get married within 90 days upon entry to the United States.
- R-1 Religious Worker Visa. This is for people who are in the country on some kind of religious mission or religious work
- E-2 Investor: This is not only for people want to invest in the US, it’s also for people who plan to create a business in the US.
This is not intended to be an exhaustive, complete list of all of the visas. Those are just the ones we see most commonly at the Jackman Law Firm. If you have questions about which category you might fit into, feel free to give us a call to discuss.
Special Factor to Consider for Non-Immigrant Visas
There is something called the “dual intent doctrine” when it comes to non-immigrant visas. This will allow you to apply for permanent residence while you are in the US. This doctrine, as it’s called, is for these visa types:
- E-2, which is the visa for investors and people starting companies in the US
- H-1B, which is for people who are here for work reasons
- L-1, which is for employees who are being transferred to the US
There are a few others, such as for people who have an extraordinary talent or ability.
If you need assistance with a non-immigrant visa, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for help.