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Employment-Based Immigration Attorney in San Jose

Get a Work Visa With Guidance From an Experienced Attorney

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.

Types of Employment Visas

In the U.S., many work visa options are available. They all fall under the category of temporary or permanent employment visas, also known as nonimmigrant visas or immigrant visas. Nonimmigrant visas allow you to work in the United States for a specific employer and you must leave the country before the expiration date of your visa. An immigrant visa will allow you to work and live in the U.S. as a permanent resident or green cardholder. Both types of visas have differing requirements and application processes as well as benefits when it comes to spouses and children.

Every year, there are about 140,000 employment visas available for qualified foreign nationals. It is common for American businesses to seek skilled workers from foreign countries for employment, and at Terkiana, Inc. Immigration Attorneys, our services cover both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.


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.


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:

  • 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.

Is an Employment-Based Immigrant Visa Right for You?

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

  • People with extraordinary skills and abilities
  • Professors and researchers with outstanding credentials, experience, and acclaim
  • Multinational executives and managers

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.

We are ready to help with all of your employment immigration needs. Give us a call at (415) 233-4242 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our experienced employment-based immigration lawyer in San Jose.

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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