Immigration Options for Professional and Specialty Employees

This visa program, known as the H-1B visa, allows for a limited number of professionals to come to the United States to work for up to three years. The job they are taking in the U.S. must require at least a bachelor’s degree and it must be in a specialty occupation. Unlike some other employment-related visa programs, the H-1B classification requires that the employer of the foreign profession obtain labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) before proceeding with the visa request.

How Foley Law Offices Can Help Professional Employees

Searching for a lawyer for a professional employee visa in Boston? Foley Law Offices is exclusively an immigration law firm, and as the lead Boston immigration attorney at the firm, I can assure you that my team is knowledgeable and experienced in filing petitions for labor certification with the DOL. My firm is able to submit applications for individuals working in fields like architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts. The H-1B employment visa program also covers highly regarded fashion models. In addition to filing the petition with the Department of Labor, I can gather all required documentation, including:

  • Evidence that the job is a specialty occupation
  • A copy of the person’s U.S. bachelor’s degree required by the specialty occupation or a copy of a foreign degree determined to be equivalent to the U.S. degree and other educational qualifications
  • Licenses or other official permission to practice the occupation
  • A copy of the contract (if any) between the employer and the employee or a written listing of the terms of an oral agreement that represents the terms of employment

Contact an Experienced Immigration Lawyer Today

Need an attorney for professional employee visa in Boston? My office has extensive experience managing the paperwork and the filing deadlines for complex visa applications. Past clients have said how much they appreciate the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the process is being handled correctly. Read testimonials from these clients to learn more about how I have helped professionals gain their work visas, or – to learn how I can help you acquire an H-1B visa –contact my office today.