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Are You Looking to Apply for A Non-Immigrant Employment Visa?

In order to qualify for a non-immigrant employment visa, your potential employer must usually file a non-immigrant petition on your behalf with United States Custom and Immigration Services. Non-immigrant employment visa applications are complex and require in depth knowledge of the process. A San Francisco non-immigrant employment visa attorney can help you with your case.

Non-Immigrant Employment Visa Legal Help

A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must obtain a visa. A non-immigrant visa is for a temporary stay. Temporary worker visas are for people who want to come to the United States for employment lasting a set period of time, and are not considered permanent. A skilled non-immigrant employment visa attorney can help discuss your options.

How an Attorney Can Help

An attorney can often resolve your particular legal issue faster and better than trying to do it alone. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, while avoiding costly mistakes or procedural errors. You should seek out an attorney whose practice focuses on the area of law most relevant to your issue.

Tips on Approaching an Initial Attorney Consultation

  • Use the consultation as a means of gaining a better understanding of your legal situation.
  • Ask the attorney how many cases similar to yours he/she has handled. An attorney's experience and knowledge can speak to their expertise (or lack of) in addressing your situation.
  • Your attorney should be able to articulate roughly how long a case like yours will take to resolve and what sort of procedures to expect.
  • Determine how comfortable you are working with the lawyer and/or law firm.

Tips on Hiring an Experienced Lawyer with Immigration Cases

The more experienced a lawyer is in legal practice, the more likely he/she will be able to bring about a successful resolution to your issue. Since experience matters, lawyers who've been practicing law for many years (with a successful track record) tend to be in high demand. You should look for information about a lawyer's experience and ask questions during the initial meeting. It's a very good idea to ask the lawyer how many years he/she has been practicing law and the expected outcome of your case.

Common legal terms explained

Plaintiff - a person or party who brings a lawsuit against another person(s) or party/parties in a court of law. Private persons or parties can only file suit in civil court.

Judgment - A decision of the court. Also known as a decree or order. Judgments handed down by the court are usually binding on the parties before the court.

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