California Law Firm for Employment-Based Visas
Legal representation and counsel on immigration matters for businesses and individuals
At the Law Office of Jennifer S.F. Lim, we assist employers with their immigration matters in a wide range of industries, including research, finance, information technology, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, fashion and sports equipment. If you are hiring an employee from overseas, are concerned about complying with the immigration regulations and navigating the complex immigration and consular process, our firm has a track record of success. We have helped businesses in securing non-immigrant, temporary employment visas for international employees. We have also helped many foreign national workers obtain permanent resident status (“green cards”) in the United States through employment or investment.
Experience, dedication and skill lead to results
Our law firm is experienced and dedicated to finding solutions for helping our clients achieve their objectives of working in the United States temporarily or living here permanently. We are knowledgeable in the whole spectrum of non-immigrant visas and immigration matters including:
- A-1 & A-2 diplomatic visa
- B-1 visitors for business
- B-2 visitors for pleasure
- E-1 treaty trader
- E-2 treaty investor
- E-3 specialty occupation visa (for Australians)
- F-1 academic student and F-2 for the spouse or child dependent
- H-1B specialty occupations
- H-1C nurses in healthcare shortage areas
- H-2B temporary or seasonal workers: skilled and unskilled
- I foreign media visa
- J-1 exchange visitor
- L-1A executive or managerial transferee visas
- L-1B specialized knowledge worker
- O-1 extraordinary ability in arts, education, business, sciences or athletics
- P-1 athletes and group entertainers
- Q-1 cultural exchange visa
- R-1 religious worker visa
- TN NAFTA Professional (TN visas for Canadian and Mexican professionals)
We will meticulously assess your situation in order to provide you with an individualized strategy that will maximize your chances for a successful application.
Individualized attention and thorough preparation for each immigration case
Every visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which the visa applicant has to match precisely or fulfill. Mistakes on your application can mean delays or even denial of your case. That is why it is necessary to retain an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney who is well-versed in the applicable law and can advise you on the type of qualifications, documentation and evidence for obtaining a successful result. Because immigration laws and policies change often, we keep abreast of the latest developments and laws which affect your eligibility to apply for a visa and ability to successfully secure your visa.
Legal counsel for complying with immigration regulations
Whether your company employs thousands of employees or only one employee, you are still required to comply with the immigration regulations for verifying employment eligibility. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enforces INA provisions addressing employment eligibility, employment verification and nondiscrimination. The consequences of an employer hiring unauthorized workers or failing to properly document and retain the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) for their employees, can result in civil and criminal penalties and fines. For access to the requirements and the Form I-9 on the USCIS website, you can click on the following link: Form I-9 information.
We thoroughly examine acceptable forms of documentation, confirm your employees’ citizenship or eligibility to work in the United States, and help you conduct self-audits of your 1-9s each year to ensure they been completed accurately. Our attorneys also provide you with personalized immigration counsel so you can take proactive measures against discrimination lawsuits arising from improperly handled 1-9 forms under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).