Columbus Employment Immigration Attorney
Sam Shihab & Associates advises and serves U.S. employers who employ or seek to hire foreign professionals to work in the United States. Employers in the U.S. must obtain the appropriate visas before recruiting and hiring international employees. Let a Columbus employment immigration attorney with Sam Shihab & Associates assess your company’s employment situation and determine the visa or visas that best match your needs. Sam Shihab & Associates works on behalf of U.S. businesses, and we also work directly with qualified foreign professionals to obtain work visas and to provide immigration and visa solutions.
The H-1B visa lets U.S.-based businesses hire foreign nationals in specialty occupations that include engineering, science, medicine, and math. Employees must hold at least a bachelor’s degree and may work in the U.S. up to six years. Only 65,000 H-1B visas are approved each year – 20,000 more are reserved for professionals with post-graduate degrees – so an annual lottery is conducted to determine which employers receive visas. An experienced Columbus employment-based immigration attorney can help employers meet the deadlines and ensure that no mistakes delay or halt your employment plans.
L-1 visas allow U.S.-based employers to transfer executives, managers, or specialists from a company’s foreign branch or subsidiary to work in the United States. L-1A visas for executives and managers remain valid for up to seven years, and L-1B visas allow workers with specialized knowledge to work in the U.S. for five years.
TN visas permit Mexican and Canadian professionals to enter the U.S. on short-term business visits.
Foreign nationals may qualify for an EB-1 visa if they are executives, managers, “outstanding” researchers or professors, or if they have demonstrated an “extraordinary” ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or sports. Sponsoring employers must file a Form I-140 for professors, researchers, managers, and executives.
Sam Shihab & Associates helps U.S. employers and international workers find the right solutions to immigration-related questions and concerns. An experienced Columbus employment immigration attorney can help you make the right immigration and visa choices and guide you through the visa application process. We are located in Dublin and Columbus, Ohio and in Troy, Michigan, and we work for clients around the globe. Contact Sam Shihab & Associates by phone or email promptly to discuss your visa needs and options.