Hiring the best talent can maximize the success of your company. Sometimes that means hiring a foreign national on a work visa. We prepared this booklet to help you navigate the complex U.S. employment-based visa options. This guide provides general information and we encourage you to contact us for more substantive guidance. At Sheppard Mullin, we stand ready to help you grow your company.

Table of Contents

  • Visa versus I-94
  • B-1 / B-2 Visitor Visa
  • ESTA Visa Waiver
  • E-2 Non-Immigrant Investor
  • E-3 Australia Free Trade Agreement
  • F-1 Student Visa
  • H-1B Professional Specialty Occupations
  • Singapore & Chile H-1B1 Free Trade Agreement Visa
  • J-1 Exchange Visa
  • L-1 Intra-Company Transferee
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability
  • P-1 Visa for Entertainment and Athletic Groups
  • TN Visa for Canada and Mexico
  • Permanent Residency (Green Card)
  • EB-5 Investor Program for Permanent Residency

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