Business Visa Attorney in San Diego, California: H-1B Visa & More

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Business Immigration Attorney

Are you a business professional seeking to enter the United States with a business or work visa? North County Immigration is your trusted partner in San Diego, California. Our dedicated business immigration lawyers are here to simplify the complex visa process, ensuring you have the best chance of success.

As experienced business visa attorneys, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that come with international business ventures. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, investor, or an employee transferring to the U.S., we can assist you in obtaining the appropriate visa to achieve your professional goals.

At North County Immigration, our team of expert business immigration attorneys specialize in providing tailored solutions for your specific needs. We’re committed to guiding you through the intricacies of immigration law, making the process as smooth as possible, and giving you the best chance to obtain your business visa.

With our in-depth knowledge and experience in business immigration law, we’ve helped countless individuals and businesses secure their visas and work authorizations. Our success is a testament to our dedication to your immigration needs.

Unique Dedicated Business Visa Legal Team Unmatched By Any Other Firm

Whether it is a Business Visitor visa, a TN, a Skilled Professional H1B visa, or a complicated Investor visa, North County Immigration has you covered.  Our vast experience, and proven track record, ensures that your business and employees will get the best representation you can hope for.  We specialize in obtaining visas for investors, athletes, and professionals in the tech, biotech, and financial services sectors.

Our business immigration division is led by former Wall Street Executive Daniel Robin.  Mr. Robin has over 20 years of experience in the business and financial sectors, as a former analyst at Goldman Sachs, a market-maker on five national options exchanges, and a former Director of one of the largest brokerages in the world.  A University of Michigan Business School graduate, he has a wide range of experience and expertise that has uniquely helped our business clients successfully obtain non-immigrant and immigrant visas. Leveraging his network, experience, and business acumen, Mr. Robin has provided numerous companies with unique strategic solutions to increase viability and success with their employment visa applications.

Combining Mr. Robin’s business acumen with Anna Hysell’s immigration expertise and government insight, North County Immigration’s business immigration clients receive the highest caliber of representation.  No other immigration law firm can provide such a comprehensive offering of in-house business skillsets, including business plan development, market analysis, expert evaluations, and more. North County Immigration’s business immigration division’s 92% success rate speaks for itself.

What are some business visas to work in the United States?

There are several business visas available for individuals who want to work in the United States. Here are some of the most common ones:

H-1B Visa: This visa is for foreign workers in specialty occupations, typically requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher. It is often used by professionals in fields like technology, engineering, and medicine.

L-1 Visa: The L-1 visa is for intracompany transferees. It allows multinational companies to transfer employees from their foreign office to a U.S. office. There are two types: L-1A for managers and executives and L-1B for employees with specialized knowledge.

E-2 Visa: The E-2 visa is for individuals who want to invest in and manage a business in the United States. It is available to citizens of countries with which the U.S. has a treaty of commerce and navigation.

O Visa: O visas are for individuals with extraordinary ability or achievement in fields like the arts, sciences, athletics, or business. It’s often used by professionals who have received national or international recognition.

TN Visa: The TN visa is for Canadian and Mexican citizens under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It’s available to professionals in certain occupations.

E-1 Visa: The E-1 visa is for individuals engaged in substantial trade between the U.S. and their home country. It is available to citizens of countries with which the U.S. has a treaty of commerce and navigation.

EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa: While not a traditional work visa, the EB-5 program grants U.S. permanent residency (a green card) to investors who create jobs by investing a significant amount of capital in a new commercial enterprise.

H-2B Visa: This visa is for temporary non-agricultural workers who are needed by U.S. employers. It’s often used for seasonal or peak-load labor needs.

E-3 Visa: The E-3 visa is specific to Australian citizens who want to work in a specialty occupation in the United States.

B-1 Visa: While not a work visa, the B-1 visa allows business visitors to conduct certain business activities in the U.S., such as meetings, negotiations, and attending conferences.

It’s essential to understand the specific eligibility requirements, application processes, and limitations for each type of visa. Consulting with an experienced immigration attorney is often a wise step to ensure a successful application.

California Business Immigration Lawyer

Ready to take the next step in your business journey? Contact North County Immigration today to schedule a case consultation with our skilled business immigration lawyers. Let us help you achieve your dreams in the United States. Your path to success begins here.

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What Our Client Say About Us

We learned a gal who worked for us needed some help. Anna, and her team, were awesome. They took care of the situation like she was family. North County Immigration handled the whole thing with professional guidance. A happy ending really calls for a detail oriented, experienced team. Highly recommend!!!

Anna M.

WOW! If you want a professional immigration lawyer, Anna Hysell of North County Immigration is your answer. Anna knows how the system works. If after an interview Anna can’t help you she will tell you so. If Anna determines she can help you Anna will follow the case to it’s successful conclusion. My employee is now a permanent resident. He is so happy he cried.

Alvin S.

I highly recommend Anna Hysell and her team! … They were compassionate and quick with all the paperwork. She told us exactly what she was going to do and never left us in the dark. We never felt alone through this process. Anna and her team are the best in the business!

Maria C.

I highly recommend North County Immigration for their services. As the owner of a nanny agency, I often come across applicants who do not have their work permits. I send them all to Anna because if there is any possibility for them to get a work permit in the US she finds the way. she is very professional and she runs one of the few reputable firms in North San Diego County.

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What Sets Us Apart

Former Government Attorney

Attorney Anna M. Hysell is a former Government attorney for both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Winning Complex Cases

We think like the interviewing officer or opposing government lawyer. We have earned a reputation for taking on and winning complicated immigration cases. 

Experienced Litigation Team

In a field with rampant fraud and incompetence, where many are taken advantage of, our experienced team protects the rights of our clients, ensuring that each receives fair and just treatment.

Commitment To Helping

We strive to listen to our client’s and minimize their stress. We work each day to ensure our client matters are handled properly and communicate the progress at the different stages of the matter.

Upfront Review Process

During your consultation, a full analysis is made including a review of all relevant documentation. The weaknesses in the case and how to overcome them are determined, as well as what evidence will be necessary and what the most efficient way is for the client to get the results they want.

Full Service Law Firm

The Law Offices of Anna M. Hysell is one of the top civil rights firms in the San Diego area. We strategically design our lawsuits to have an impact from the start and are not afraid to take on the most challenging cases. Our goal is to always achieve justice for our clients.

Case Results

Successful Deportation Defense for a Military Family

NCI helped a client with a prior successfully avoid deportation on the grounds of hardship as the defendant’s children’s mother was deployed.

Successful Asylum Claim from the Ukraine War

NCI helped an asylee seeking to escape the devastation and heartbreak caused by the unprovoked actions of the Putin Invasion of Ukraine.

B-2 Visa Extensions Granted to Keep a Family Together

NCI was able to get 6-month extensions approved for 2 minors to stay with their ill father in the United States while he undergoes medical treatment.

Removal Stopped

NCI was able to halt the removal of a Brazilian national that was scheduled to be deported out of Houston International on the grounds of due process violations.

Reunification of an Escondido Family

NCI successfully helped an Escondido woman and her mother overcome some legal challenges and gain immigration status, allowing them to reunite.

Removal Order Rescinded

NCI was able to help rescind a removal order for our client who had the unfortunate luck of previously receiving poor counsel. 

Business Immigration Attorney FAQs

How can a business immigration attorney help me secure a work visa?

A skilled business immigration attorney can provide expert guidance, assess your eligibility, and help you prepare a strong application. They ensure that you meet all the necessary requirements and improve your chances of obtaining a business visa.

What types of work visas are available for foreign professionals?

There are several work visa options, including the H-1B, L-1, E-2, O, TN, and E-3 visas, among others, depending on your qualifications and needs. A business immigration attorney can help you determine the best fit.

How long does it take to process a business visa application?

The processing time for business visas varies by type and can range from a few weeks to several months. A business immigration lawyer can provide an estimate based on the specific visa you’re applying for.

What is the difference between an E-2 and an EB-5 visa?

E-2 visas are for investors starting or managing a business, while the EB-5 program offers a path to U.S. permanent residency through substantial investment in a new commercial enterprise.

What are the key considerations for investing in the U.S. under the E-2 program?

An experienced business immigration attorney can help you navigate the intricacies of E-2 investment requirements, ensuring compliance and successful visa approval.

What happens if my work visa application is denied?

In the event of a visa denial, a business immigration attorney can help assess the reasons for denial and explore options for appealing or reapplying.

What are the requirements for employers sponsoring foreign workers?

Employers must meet specific requirements when sponsoring foreign workers, including labor condition applications (LCAs) and compliance with labor laws. A business immigration lawyer ensures these requirements are met.

Can a business immigration attorney help with green card applications?

Yes, business immigration attorneys can provide guidance on employment-based green card applications, helping you secure lawful permanent residency.

What are the consequences of visa overstay or visa violations?

Overstaying a visa or violating its terms can lead to serious immigration consequences. Consulting with a business immigration attorney is crucial to address such issues.

How can I bring my family with me on a business visa?

Certain business visas allow for dependent family members to accompany the primary visa holder. A business immigration attorney can guide you through the process.

What is the L-1 visa and how does it differ from the H-1B visa?

The L-1 visa is for intracompany transferees, while the H-1B visa is for specialty occupation professionals. A business immigration lawyer can explain the differences and help you choose the right visa.