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Corporations & Businesses

RGM Law, LLC provides a full range of U.S. business immigration law services to assist your company in managing its foreign national staffing needs. Our corporate immigration services include:

H-1B Professional
The H-1B visa category can be utilized by an employer who is seeking the services of a foreign professional in the United States in a specialty occupation.

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The position must require at least a Bachelor Degree in the field

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The position must meet the Department of Labor’s “prevailing wage” standards

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Has a maximum authorization of six years although extensions may be available

The H-1B category is subject to an annual numerical limitation and as a result is not always available.

O-1 Extraordinary Ability
The O-1 visa category can be utilized by individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ability in business.

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This category is intended for individuals who are at the top of their fields and have received national or international acclaim for their accomplishments.
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The individual is required to demonstrate that they meet the specific requirements by showing evidence of their accomplishments.
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The applicant must have an offer related to their field.

B-1 Business Visitor
The B-1 visa category can be utilized by individuals seeking to visit the United States to conduct a variety of business transactions.

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Does not permit employment in the United States and requires that the applicant illustrate continuing ties to their home country, a specific return date and permissible business activities in the United States.

B-1 authorization is generally granted for a short period of time based on the business necessity of the visit with the possibility of extensions.

L-1 Visa, Intracompany Transferee
The above category can be utilized by multi-national corporations who are seeking to transfer key staff temporarily from an international affiliate, subsidiary, parent or branch operation to their United States operation.

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The employee must have at least one year of qualifying employment in an executive, managerial, or “specialized knowledge” capacity in the past three years.
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Has a maximum of seven years authorization for managers and executives and five years for specialized knowledge employees.
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For managers and executives, the L-1 category can become the basis for permanent residency.

E-1 Treaty Trader And E-2 Treaty Investor
The E visa can be utilized by nationals of countries that have qualifying treaties with the United States and who are entering the U.S. to invest in a business or set up a qualifying trading operation. E visas can also be utilized by employees of multinational companies.‚Äč

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There are approximately 50 countries who have qualifying agreements with the United States.
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E-1 concerns international trade, while E-2 concerns investment.
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The visa is issued for five years and extensions are available so long as the trade or investment continues to qualify.

TN / NAFTA
The TN category can be utilized by citizens of Canada and Mexico who satisfy the NAFTA requirements.

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Provides temporary U.S. employment.
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Profession or occupation must be included in the NAFTA Appendix.
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The applicant must possess the appropriate credentials for the profession or occupation.
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Canadian citizens may apply directly at a port of entry into the United States.
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Mexican citizens may apply directly at a U.S. consulate.
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The applicant will only be admitted for an initial period of three years and extensions may be granted.

J-1 Exchange Visitor
The J-1 visa can be utilized by aliens traveling to the U.S. with the purpose of cultural or educational exchange.

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Can be issued to students, researchers, professors, teachers, au pairs, camp counselors, physicians, trainees, and international and governmental visitors.
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An alien on a J-1 visa can bring his spouse and children with him to live in the U.S.

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