Business immigration law US

At our law office, we work with entrepreneurs who are in the USA or plan to visit the USA, and who wish build a business or a start a subsidiary of their company in this country. Some of our clients-entrepreneurs already hold a U.S visa, such as B visa (tourist/business visitor), F visa (student), or H visa (work visa).

We constantly work with entrepreneurs and business owners who decided to run a business in the USA and specifically in San Francisco or Silicon Valley.

Many entrepreneurs, after researching the best place to start their business, come to California. We are here to guide you through all steps of the legal immigration process from opening your company to getting visas to your key employees.

We touch on many aspects of your future business in the USA, though we primarily consult on how to start the business from legal and immigration point of view. We are excited to work with you!

L1 Visa – intercompany transferee

L1A Visa for Managers and Executives:

The United States L1 visa is a non-immigrant visa which enables a foreign company that does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the United States with the purpose of establishing an office in the United States or with the...

Blanket L-1 Visa Petitions

Large and well established organizations may satisfy the required intracompany relationship in advance of filing individual L-1 petitions by filing a blanket petition. Eligibility for blanket L certification may be established if:

The petitioner and each of the qualifying organizations are engaged...

O visa

At our law office we often work with immigrants who are very educated, talented professionals and experts in their industry.

Employers who want to bring those talented people to the USA to work here often start with an H-1B visa.

Unfortunately, due to high demand for those visas and lottery,...

HOW WE WORK ON YOUR O-1A VISA CASE

  1. You meet with Natalia Malyshkina in-person or via Skype or phone to determine your eligibility for O-1A or O-1B visa.
  2. We discuss all visa options, create a backup plan for you.
  3. We sign a contract and receive the retainer.
  4. We schedule a 1.5 hour meeting to determine the strategy of your case

O-1A Visa Attorney Review Of Self-Filed Petition

At our law office we often work with immigrants who are very educated, talented professionals and experts in their industry.

Many of those clients have been in the USA for a very long time and have local education such as Master’s and PhD degrees from acclaimed USA universities.

Those clients...

H-1B Visa Consultations for people on OPT

A word of encouragement for students on OPT and those who want to work on an H-1B visa. Business immigration busy season is coming up. We usually give a lot of consultations starting December on how to get an H-1B visa. We strongly encourage people to talk to a business immigration lawyer early on...

H-2A and H2-B Visas

Positions that are not specialty occupations, or for which the candidate lacks the qualifications/experience for an H-1B visa, may be filled using an H-2B visa.

H-2A Visa for Temporary Agricultural Workers

H1B Transfer of Employers

Changing employers while on H1B visa?  (H1B transfer)

If you are here in the United States on an H1B visa US government allows you to change employers at any time while your H1B visa is valid. All you need is to find a new employer, the new employer must be willing to go through the same process...

H1B Visa

Nearly 233,000 H1B visa petitions were received for fiscal year 2016!

2016 H1B visa CAP was reached!

For fiscal year 2016 H-1B visa update click here

U.S. businesses commonly use the H-1B program to employ foreign employees in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise...

H-1B Amendment

The general rule for H-1B visas is that any time there is a material change in employee’s employment, the H-1B petition must be amended or a new petition should be filed.

There was a grey area on whether or not you should amend the H-1B petition (As opposed to simply filing a new Labor Condition...

H-1B employer fires you. H-1B layoff

What to do if your H-1B employer fires you. H-1B layoff.

New Immigration Rule:

Starting January 17, 2017 a 60 day grace period given to H-1B workers following a layoff becomes an official law.

Click Here for USCIS website announceament.

Green Card Through a Job

The main ways to immigrate based on a job offer or employment are listed below:

Green Card Through a Job Offer:

You may be eligible to become a permanent resident based on an offer of permanent employment in the United States. Most categories require an employer to get a labor certification and...

EB-1 Visa and green card

Green Card Through Self Petition or How to Get a Green Card Without Having a Job Offer

 Generally, Green Card applicants have several options to explore:

  1. Diversity Visa Lottery (also known as Green Card Lottery or DV Lottery)
  2. Green-Card through a job offer
  3. Green Card through investment
  4. Green

E2 investor visa

The E-2 nonimmigrant classification allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business.  Please note that E2 visa requires...

B-1 VISA

What work can I do on B1 (Temporary Business Visitor) visa?

*For International Entrepreneurs

What work can I do on B1 (Temporary Business Visitor) visa?

*For International Entrepreneurs

The law specifically provides that if you are in the U.S. on a B1 visa, you can participate in business...

H-3 VISA

H-3 Nonimmigrant Trainee or Special Education Exchange Visitor

H3 Trainee visa is better than J-intern or J-trainee visa for some visitors because: there is no skill list and per-country lists, which may subject you to Two-Year-Home-Residency-Requirement. Always talk to an experienced immigration...

Unshackled

Options for Foreign Founders

At our law office, we work with entrepreneurs who are in the USA, or plan to visit the USA, and who wish to build a business or a start a subsidiary of their company in the USA. Some of our clients-entrepreneurs already hold a U.S visa, such as B visa (tourist/business...

News and Notices

California Secretary of State News and Notices

Posted November 13, 2012:

Changes to California Business Entity Filings: Effective January 1, 2013, there are changes to California business entity filing requirements, relating to entity and agent addresses, future file date requests, and copy...

Avoid Fraud and Phishing Scam

Avoid Fraud and Phishing Scam

California Secretary of State issued an alert that official–looking emails offering fraud compensation awards are being sent to Californians. These emails are not from the Secretary of State and may be part of an identity theft scam. Here you will find resources for...

Our Small Claims One-Stop Package

California Small Claims Courts

California Small Claims Courts handles Civil cases asking for $10,000.00 or less. It is a special court where disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively. Rules are simplified and the hearing is informal.

There are no lawyers, no rules of evidence, and no...

Name Changes

 In California you have the legal right to change your name or gender. Our office can help you legally change your name or your gender.

Most government agencies currently require a court order as official proof of a name or gender change. Government regulations fight against fraud, such as...

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