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San Jose Nonimmigrant Visa Lawyer

Temporary Visas for Professionals, Athletes, Students, and Religious Workers

Coming to the U.S. on a temporary basis requires what’s called a nonimmigrant visa. Whether it’s for tourism, medical purposes, education, or employment, a nonimmigrant visa is granted for a limited period of time. Attorney Jay Terkiana, our San Jose immigration lawyer, is foreign-born and came here on an F-1 student visa for his education. After graduating from Saint Louis University in 2007, he got an H-1B (specialty occupations) visa and eventually became a permanent resident.

Nonimmigrant visas are not meant to be a pathway to permanent residency; but they can sometimes lead to that, as Jay’s own personal experience shows. Jay knows the system inside and out and does his utmost to apply that experience to help our clients obtain their nonimmigrant visas.


Contact us online or call (415) 233-4242 to set up a consultation with a nonimmigrant visa attorney in San Jose.
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Types of Nonimmigrant Visas Available

There are many categories of nonimmigrant visas available for professionals, athletes, students, and religious workers. Terkiana, Inc. Immigration Attorneys is dedicated to helping clients fulfill their nonimmigrant visa needs, which could be difficult without experienced guidance.

Common Nonimmigrant Visas Are:

  • H-1B visa: Professionals in specialty occupations, such as accountants, architects, engineers, doctors, and teachers
  • L-1A andL-1B visa: Managers, executives, and specialists like architects, engineers, doctors and even teachers who work for a business abroad and are needed for that business in the U.S.
  • O-1A orO-1B visa: People with extraordinary skills or talents, such as those with significant awards or accomplishments in business, academics, athletics, or the arts.
  • P visa: Athletes coming to compete in the U.S., as well as artists and entertainers coming to perform
  • TN-1 visa: Mexicans and Canadians with college degrees and working in professions such as accountants, doctors, engineers, and scientists under NAFTA agreements.
  • E-3 visa: Australians in occupations requiring a college education and specialized knowledge
  • R-1 visa: Workers in religious occupations, and ministers.

Speak With a Nonimmigrant Visa Attorney in San Jose

As noted above, nonimmigrant visas are meant for those not intending to permanently immigrate. Our clients sometimes need help obtaining them in the first place or sometimes they need help getting extensions to allow them to stay longer. There are many variations of the type of help people need with nonimmigrant visas. But, whatever our clients’ needs are on the subject, San Jose nonimmigration visa attorney Jay Terkiana aggressively puts his own experience as an immigrant himself to work for them. If you have a nonimmigrant visa matter, we are eager to help you out. Reach out to our firm today!

Available 24/7! Call attorney Terkiana at (415) 233-4242 for any nonimmigrant visa questions.

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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