Employee, Employer and US Immigration Rights for Foreign Investors and Workers
On October 21, 2015, MUSIAD USA organized the 2nd Trade Seminar in its New York office. MUSIAD USA's President Mustafa Tuncer made the following opening remarks; "The aim of the trade seminars is to bring awareness to investors and current firms located in the USA. Therefore, this week we invited Ayhan Ogmen, the founder of Ogmen Law Firm, to explain investor and employment visa types to attendees."
Mr. Ogmen stated that getting an immigrant work permit is invaluable for many U.S. immigrants. He also said ''If you are an immigrant and want to obtain permission to legally work in the United States, you will want to apply for an employment authorization document (EAD), otherwise known as the work permit. Several factors will determine the best route you should take for obtaining a permit. Therefore, when someone applies for work visas or investor visas, getting professional legal advice is crucial." Lawyers could advise the best suited option for those who apply for work visas in the USA. Mr. Ogmen briefly explained some of the most important work permits:
|B1||Business Visitor||For business people making sales, conducting negotiations, attending meetings and seeking investments.||6 months|
|H1B||Specialty Occupation Worker||For individuals having the equivalent of a US bachelor degree (Foreign degrees and/or work experience may be found to be equivalent to a US bachelor degree).||6 Years|
|L1A||Intra Company Transferee||For executives or managers who have worked for at least one year in the past three for a foreign parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch office of the US company that will employ them.||7 Years|
|For specialized knowledge employees who have worked for at least one year in the past three for a foreign parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch office of the proposed US employer.||5 Years|
|E1||Treaty Trader||For staff to direct and develop import / export trade between the US and the treaty country.||Indefinite (2 - year increments)|
|E2||Treaty Investor||For staff to direct and develop investments made in the US by a treaty country national/company||Indefinite (2 - year increments)|
|Permanent residence||First Preference Priority Worker||For international managers and executives. Also for aliens with extraordinary ability and outstanding Professors/Researchers.||Permanent|
|Permanent residence||Second Preference Priority Worker||Professionals with advanced degrees or those with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business.||Permanent|
|Permanent Residence||Third Preference Worker||Professionals with basic degrees, and skilled workers. Also "other workers" who have less than two years of relevant experience.||Permanent|
|'TN1'||Canadian Professional||For Canadian professionals and managers.||Indefinite (1 year increments|
Due to high levels of interest, Mr. Ogmen also explained investor visa types for attendees. He informed the audience that every case and every client's business are different. The choice of which visa is most appropriate has to be a decision made after an enormous amount of interaction and consultation with each client. This choice varies by type of business, industry and the personal circumstances and long-term goals of each client.
The seminar was followed by a networking reception.
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