The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services have implemented options for individuals who wish to travel to the U.S. for business purposes. These processes give opportunities to an array of professions as well as family and employees of those applying. These options are simply for work opportunities. If you are searching to adjust your status through a work visa you will want to contact an immigration attorney for more guidance on the path you should take.
TN VISA- NAFTA PROFESSIONALS
Trade National Visas (TN Visas) serve as a source of legal opportunity for those wishing to obtain opportunity to work in the United States. The North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) arranged special economic and trade relationships for the United States, Mexico, and Canada. This allows qualified Mexican and Canadian citizens to be granted temporary entrance into the United States for the purpose of engaging in business activities at the professional level. Commonly known professions that qualify include:
- Medical Experts
- Management Consultants
In order to qualify, there are requirements that vary between Mexican and Canadian citizens seeking this entry. Through a TN Visa, family such as spouses and children may qualify to accompany the employee or employer moving to the United States. The process a family member will need to follow is known as TN Dependents (TD Status).
At the Law Office of Alex Martinez, our immigration attorney, Alex Martinez will work towards granting you a desired outcome. The process is made clear, simple, and quick through the guidance of a skilled immigration attorney.
An E2 Visa is made available to individuals of an eligible United States treaty country to gain entrance to the U.S. for business purposes. An E2 Visa allows people looking to invest a solid amount into a United States business to temporarily live in the United States for work.
You may individually file for this benefit or an employer may do it on your behalf. There are qualifications implemented for employees applying for an E2 Visa such as:
- Be a national of a country the United States maintains treaty with
- Be actively investing or have previously invested a significant amount of capital into a United States business
- Be seeking to enter the United States only for purpose of developing and directing an investment enterprise.
To properly understand these qualifications, it is recommended to consult with an immigration attorney. Attorney Alex Martinez- Immigration Attorney in the Rio Grande Valleyhas over 10 years of experience and has brought wanted outcomes to many individuals. His work ethic and clarity will be a key factor in the success of your case.
An E1 Visa is an option made available to individuals who wish to gain entry to the United States in order to engage in international trading business. If you wish to gain entry for this category of work purposes, you may be eligible for an E1 Visa.
An E1 may allow you to travel to the United States and bring any dependents or essential employees along with you. Immediate family may qualify such as a spouse or unmarried children under the age of 21. If you wish to bring essential employees, they will be evaluated under required characteristics that will determine the vital level of their role.
In order to qualify, the following are general characteristics the United States and Immigration Services require:
- Be a national of a country the United States maintains treaty with
- Carry on a considerable amount of trade
- Carry on principle trade between the United States and treaty country
Our immigration attorney at The Law Office of Alex Martinez will evaluate and explore any options in regard to your case. Alex Martinez will guide you through each obstacle and assures you a more promising outcome.
VAWA- Violence Against Women’s Act
It has been known throughout the United States that many victims of domestic violence decide to avoid speaking out due to no legal status. In some instances, the abuser has promised legal status to the victim and threatens deportation in order to buy the victim’s silence. If this is anything like your situation or the situation of someone you know, there are options placed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for domestic violence victims.
The Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) is the process in which victims of these cases can seek legal status through being subjected to any sort of abuse. This process can be completed without the abuser being notified. This opportunity is not only granted to woman, but men as well. You may qualify if you are the spouse, parent, or child of a United States Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident.
- You must be legally married to a US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident if abused by spouse
- You entered marriage with good faith if abused by spouse
- You are the parent of a US Citizen child who is at least 21 years of age when the petition is filed if abused by son or daughter
- You are a child to a US Citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident if abused by parent
- You suffered battery or any sort of physical or mental abuse by a US Citizen if abused by child
- You suffered battery or any sort of physical or mental abuse by US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident if abused by parent or spouse
- You have resided with your abuser
- You are a person of good moral character
While these are the general requirements for a VAWA process, it is still recommended to consult with an expert on your case. The Law Office of Alex Martinez has successfully handled many VAWA procedures and brought light to many individuals that lost hope. Our immigration attorney will guide and serve you through this process in order to grant you desired legal status and freedom from abuse.
The process of a U-Visa is sought by individuals who have been victims of mental or physical abuse and are willing to assist with the criminal investigation while in the United States. This option was implemented to benefit both law enforcement in prosecuting and investigating crimes as well as allowing immigrants to gain legal status.
Qualifying for a U-Visa process may be complicated to understand. Seeking expert advice is highly recommended to clarify personal circumstances. Some general requirements of a U-Visa process include:
- You are the victim of qualifying criminal activity.
- You have suffered substantial physical or mental abuse as a result of having been a victim of qualifying criminal activity.
- You have information about the criminal activity. If you are under the age of 16 or unable to provide information due to a disability, a parent, guardian, or next friend may possess the information about the crime on your behalf.
- You were helpful, are helpful, or are likely to be helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime. If you are under the age of 16 or unable to provide information due to a disability, a parent, guardian, or next friend may assist law enforcement on your behalf.
The crime occurred in the United States or violated U.S. laws.
Crimes Eligible for U Visa
• Assault with a weapon
• Sexual assault
• Sexually abusive acts
• Illegal detention
• Sexual exploitation
• Fraud in hiring foreign labor
• Manipulation of witnesses
• Female genital mutilation
• Obstruction of justice
• Unlawful restraint
• Involuntary servitude
• Hostage taking
• Domestic violence
At the Law Office of Alex Martinez -Immigration Attorney in the Rio Grande Valley, Mr. Martinez has brought success to victims of crimes in the United States. While being afraid to embark on this process might be the case, end results will benefit your legal status and well-being. When contacting Alex Martinez, you are sure to feel safe, reassured, and positive through your entire path to residency.
The VAWA Cancellation of Removal is designed for victims of domestic abuse to defeat their deportation charges. If the Cancellation of Removal is successful, the order results in the victims gaining Lawful Permanent Residency.
To qualify for this relief, some general qualifications the applicant must prove include:
- Victim must prove they have been subjected to extreme physical or mental suffering by a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or parent
- Victim has been physically present in the United States for a minimum period of 3 years prior to VAWA Cancellation of Removal process
- Victim’s removal will cause extreme hardships and bring a high level of emotional despair to family
There are additional requirements that must be met to begin this process. At The Law Office of Alex Martinez, Mr. Martinez will point you in the right direction through your application process and carefully explain all details of your case. You will be led with care towards a successful outcome in your VAWA Cancellation process.