Immigration Work Visas: Glendale, Pasadena CA

At The Law Alliance A.P.C., we have significant experience obtaining business visas for our clients through proper legal channels, especially with the following employment visas:


H visas permit United States employers to employ foreign nationals temporarily in the United States. Aliens coming to the United States to perform services in a specialty occupation or as a fashion model of distinguished merit and ability are classified under H-1B category.

A maximum of 65,000 H-1B visas are issued every year. The H-1B visa is issued for up to three years but may be extended for another three years. Individuals cannot apply for an H-1B visa to allow them to work in the US. The employer must petition for entry of the employee.

Specialty occupation is defined as an occupation, which requires:

  • Theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge, and
  • Attainment of a bachelor's or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry

A specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of specialized knowledge along with at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. For example, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts are specialty occupations.

L Intra-Company Transferee

The L visa permits multinational companies to temporarily transfer high-level and essential employees from overseas to provide services in a similar capacity to a related entity in the United States, so long as the foreign company has previously employed them for at least one of the preceding three years. It also allows business owners and their senior staff to come to the United States to open New Office Subsidiaries.

O-1 Extraordinary Ability or Achievement

The O visa permits a foreign national who possesses either extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics or extraordinary achievement in motion picture or television productions to temporarily enter the United States to continue work in the applicable field.

P-1 Athletes/Artists/Entertainers

The P visa permits a foreign national who is either an internationally known athlete or an internationally recognized entertainment group to temporarily enter the United States to perform in the applicable field.

If you have an immigration concern involving employment visas, we can provide you with experienced, professional advice. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation. Our phone line is open 24 hours a day for your convenience. We are the Pasadena immigration service leaders and are looking forward to working with you.