Bringing The Right People To Your Business
Your enterprise can be a source of prosperity and mobility for your loved ones. That enterprise also requires the skill, integrity and insight of trusted and capable individuals to thrive. The immigration lawyers at Shanze Partners PLLC, Attorneys at Law, assist companies in the greater Seattle area and across the Pacific Northwest seeking to employ individuals who are not U.S. citizens. Our business immigration services can help you and your prospective hires navigate the complex network of laws and executive orders which regulate the American immigration system. You can expect to work directly with one of our bilingual attorneys, who will provide you with the updates you need to stay informed throughout the immigration process.
Our Business Immigration Services
Whether you are aiming to recruit trusted professionals from overseas, or are an investor or entrepreneur looking to establish your own business operations in the United States, Shanze Partners PLLC, Attorneys at Law, can help. We assist clients with both permanent immigration and temporary non-immigrant visas, including:
- E-1 Visas: A temporary visa for those engaged in “substantial trade” in the United States, as well as their immediate families
- E-2 Visas: A temporary visa (which can be indefinitely extended) for those with significant investments in the United States, who are aiming to establish businesses or offices in the U.S. An E2 Visa is also called a “Treaty Visa,” as it is available to citizens of the countries with which the U.S. has trade treaties, including (but not limited to) Bangladesh, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand
- EB-5 Visas: A visa for those who made a capital investment of between $800,000 and $1,050,000 in a U.S. business, which enables eligibility for permanent residence after two years
- H-1B Visas: A temporary visa for highly-educated individuals working in highly-specialized occupations
- L-1 Visas: A temporary visa that enables multinational companies to transfer certain employees to their offices in the United States. This includes L1-A Visas, for executives or managers, and L1-B Visas, for employees with specialized industry knowledge
- I-140 petitions for permanent residency: Which include those filling for an EB-1 Visa (for recognized, extraordinary ability in a workers’ field of employment), an EB-2 Visa (for those holding an advanced degree or with demonstrated exceptional ability), or an EB-3 Visa (for professionals, skilled workers, or unskilled workers unavailable in the United States).
The requirements for obtaining a temporary work visa or permanent residency in the United States can be complex, and change as debates over U.S. immigration policy continue. We can guide you or your employees through the process of understanding which category of visa is appropriate, and ensure you receive timely, responsive guidance throughout the application, approval and compliance processes.
Other Immigration Services
While our business immigration services form the core of our practice, we can also assist employees and their families with a range of other immigration matters. These include:
- Family immigration: For the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, or for the spouses or dependents of U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents
- I-539 applications: To extend or change an individual’s nonimmigrant status
- I-485 applications: To register Lawful Permanent Residence in the United States, or to adjust permanent residence status
- N-400 applications: To become a naturalized U.S. citizen.