Hiring A Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer?
You Need Bolour/Carl Immigration Group
We have been representing those needing visas to enter the United States for more than 25 years. From individuals simply looking to immigrate and obtain a green card for permanent residency to entertainment, business or work visas, and special investment visas, we can help with your needs, whatever they may be.
Unfortunately, and especially in California, U.S. immigration cases have become more complicated over the last few years. Trying to get through the system and do things without the help of an immigration attorney is virtually impossible at this point, no matter what your end goal is.
No matter the reason you wish to enter the United States, you need an immigration law firm on your side that knows your rights and how to get your own individual case through today's more complex immigration issues.
Immigration Matters That Our Law Offices Handle
At Bolour/Carl Immigration Group, we deal with helping individuals, employees needing work permits, and companies with special immigration needs. Below are just a few of the different types of United States immigration visas we can help you to obtain.
Non-immigrant visas are the most common type of visa that most people will apply for. These are temporary visas that will allow you entry into the country for a specific period of time and for a specific purpose. For example, you will need a non-immigrant visa to travel to the U.S. for a vacation or business trip. You may be given a visa that is valid for a few weeks or one that is valid for several years, but it will limit any individual entry into the country to a specific period of time such as 30 or 60 days.
This list is not complete, but non-immigrant visas may be granted for any of the following reasons:
- Diplomats and government officials
- Au pairs, nannies, and domestic employees
- Exchange visitors
- Athletes, artists, and entertainers
- Visitors for medical treatment
- International organization employees, such as NATO
- NAFTA professional workers
- Media journalists
- Temporary workers
- Religious workers
- Those involved in specialty occupations with specialized knowledge
If you have questions about obtaining a visa for any of the above reasons, you should contact the law offices of Bolour/Carl Immigration Group to obtain more information on the requirements and processes for each individual situation.
As the name implies, immigrant visas are for those who wish to live permanently in the United States. There are, of course, special requirements which may include one or more of the following:
- Sponsorship by a family member
- You Are The Spouse or fiancé(e) of a U.S. Citizen
- You Are The Spouse or fiancé(e) of a lawful permanent resident
- Adoption of a child
- Sponsorship by a prospective employer
- Special immigrant for employment purposes, such as translator, working on behalf of the U.S. government, religious worker
- Diversity Visa Program, which provides visa for immigrants from countries with low immigration rates. These immigrants do not need to be sponsored.
The process will also include payment of some fees, submission of certain documents, an examination by a physician, and a personal interview with an immigration official.
Employment And Business Visas
Employment visas differ from temporary employment-based non-immigrant visas in that they are meant for people who will be working within the United States on a permanent basis for U.S. corporations, or universities. They may also be required for business professionals, investors, and entrepreneurs seeking entry to the United States.
Very specific rules apply to these types of visas and labor certification is required followed by an approved petition from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. You will most certainly want to speak with a Los Angeles immigration attorney prior to trying to obtain one of these visas on your own.