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San Jose Employment-Based Immigration Lawyer

Get a Work Visa With Guidance From an Experienced Attorney

At Terkiana, Inc. Immigration Attorneys, our employment-based immigration services cover both employment-based immigrant visas and nonimmigrant visas. It is quite common for American businesses to seek skilled workers from foreign countries for employment. Generally, this is done by obtaining nonimmigrant visas for those workers. Nonimmigrant visas establish legal residency for a limited period of time, after which the worker must return home. Employment-based immigration visas are could lead to legal permanent residency in the United States.

Our San Jose employment-based immigration lawyer, Jay Terkiana, is well-suited to helping employers and individuals. As an immigrant himself, he first gained employment in the U.S. on a temporary basis from an H-1B visa. He was able to get extensions and, ultimately, permanent residency status. He understands the issues that clients may come across and he is passionate about aggressively advocating on their behalf.


Need help deciding which visa is right for you? Contact us online or call (415) 233-4242 for a case evaluation with an employment-based immigration attorney in San Jose. Services available in Hindi and Punjabi.


Working in the United States

Every year, there are about 140,000 employment visas available for qualified foreign nationals. If you want to work temporarily in the U.S., it is common to do so via a nonimmigrant visa. A prospective employer may file a petition with USCIS on your behalf. If you wish to work and live in the U.S. permanently, if you are eligible, you may do so via an employment-based immigrant visa. Both types of visas have differing requirements and application processes as well as benefits when it comes to spouses and children.

Common Temporary Nonimmigrant Visas

If you are seeking temporary work in the U.S. our employment-based immigration lawyer in San Jose can help you with the some of these visas:

  • E-1 Visa: Treaty traders
  • E-2 Visa: Treaty investors
  • H-1B Visa: Specialty occupations
  • L-1A: Intracompany transferees in managerial or executive positions.
  • O-1: extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business, athletics, and motion picture or TV production
  • R-1: Religious workers
  • TN: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) temporary professionals from Mexico and Canada

Learn more about the eligibility and requirements for these visas on the nonimmigrant visas page.

About Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

For those interested in working and becoming lawful permanent residents of the United States, employment-based immigrant visas are available.

Employment-based visas could be considered for those who are:

  • People with extraordinary skills and abilities. This may apply to many fields, such as education, sports, the arts, the sciences, and business. They don’t need a specific job offer, but they do need to be planning on continuing their work in the field in which they excel.
  • Professors and researchers with outstanding credentials, experience, and acclaim. For this, a A specific job offer is required, and the prospective employer must file with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker).
  • Multinational executives and managers. A job offer is required, and a Form I-140 must be filed by the prospective employer as above.

There are 5 preference categories. Some of them require applicants to already have a job offer from an employer in the U.S. Other visa categories require approval of labor certification with the Department of Labor (DOL). Learn more about this on the employment-based immigrant visa page.

Talk to an Employment-Based Immigration Lawyer in San Jose

If you are seeking an investment or employment-based visa, please contact our firm. At Terkiana, Inc. Immigration Attorneys, we have over a decade of experience in immigration law and have a thorough understanding of the processes. Having experienced legal guidance on your side can be very valuable in ensuring that there will be no delay in your application. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today. Our San Jose immigration attorney is ready to guide you.

Call (415) 233-4242 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our employment-based immigration lawyer in San Jose. We are ready to help.

Why Choose Jay Terkiana?

  • Personal Attention

    Attorney Terkiana is involved with every individual case and his clients can reach him on his cell phone via call, text or email.

  • Focused & Customized Service

    We are not a Visa mill pumping through thousands of cases. We pride ourselves on providing personalized service to every client.

  • Over a Decade of Experience

    Attorney Terkiana went through the immigration process himself and has been successfully handling cases for 10+ years.

  • Proven Track Record

    Successfully handled thousands of immigration cases including individuals, start-ups, small businesses & large corporations.

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