The H-1B process involves two steps. First, the employer submits a Labor Condition Application (LCA) to the Department of Labor (DOL) for certification. Second, the employer files a petition with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to obtain H-1B classification for the alien.
L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visas
The L-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa provided for in the Immigration & Nationality Act which is available to aliens who seek to enter the U.S. temporarily to continue work for the same employer or its affiliate or subsidiary.
O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker Visas
The O-1 non-immigrant visa category is for foreign nationals of “extraordinary ability” in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; certain individuals accompanying or assisting them; and their family members. This O-1 visa category is reserved for those individuals who have risen to the very top of their fields of endeavor and can provide documentary evidence to substantiate this claim.
P-1 Artists and Athletes Visas
The P categories, P-1, P-2 and P-3, are non immigrant visa options for those foreign nationals who will be coming to the US to perform in athletics or entertainment.
TN Visa for Canadian Citizens
To be eligible for a TN visa, the applicant must prove he or she has no intent not to immigrate, participates in “Activities at a Professional Level” requiring at least a baccalaureate degree or appropriate credentials demonstrating status as a professional, and must be employed in one of the 65 approved careers.