How Long Does it Take to Get a Work Visa?
Employment Immigration | Posted on September 15, 2022 at 2:29 pm by ozmentlaw
If you want to obtain a visa to work in Tennessee as a foreign national, the process can take some time. Below, our Nashville immigration lawyer explains how long you may have to wait. Individuals who wish to live and work in the United States can obtain a work visa to enter the country, but […]
What if I Lose My Passport and Green Card While Traveling Internationally?
Employment Immigration | Posted on July 15, 2022 at 2:00 pm by ozmentlaw
Losing a passport and green card overseas can create significant problems for returning to the United States. Nobody wants to be in a situation in which they have lost important identifying documents while traveling overseas, and this type of scenario can be especially complicated for a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. who loses a […]
Help your foreign employees obtain a work visa
Employment Immigration | Posted on October 26, 2017 at 9:17 pm by ozmentlaw
Help your foreign employees obtain a work visa As a business owner, there could come a point when you need to bring a foreign employee into the country. While this sounds simple enough, there is a lot that goes into this. If you don’t know which steps to take, you could end up doing more […]
How do I acquire permanent labor certification?
Employment Immigration | Posted on October 12, 2017 at 9:14 pm by ozmentlaw
How do I acquire permanent labor certification? Earning permanent labor certification in the United States is a process that has various requirements depending on the program in which the subject is working. The Department of Labor (DOL) oversees these programs and the issuance of labor certifications. It is the responsibility of the employer, not the […]
Preparing an I-129 petition for hiring a nonimmigrant worker
Employment Immigration | Posted on October 4, 2017 at 9:11 pm by ozmentlaw
Preparing an I-129 petition for hiring a nonimmigrant worker Perhaps you own a seasonal business; for example, you might raise and sell Fraser Firs, a very popular type of Christmas tree. You get along well during much of the year with a small staff of full-time employees. However, you always have to look ahead to […]
Who qualifies for the H1-B specialty visa and how to apply for it
Employment Immigration | Posted on September 8, 2017 at 8:37 pm by ozmentlaw
Who qualifies for the H1-B specialty visa and how to apply for it Nashville, as well as the United States as a whole, attracts many talented individuals who aspire to strike it big and get their very own taste of the American dream. For those fortunate enough to be uniquely skilled in an in-demand field […]
3 important steps for hiring a foreign employee
Employment Immigration | Posted on September 3, 2017 at 8:45 pm by ozmentlaw
3 important steps for hiring a foreign employee As your business grows, you may start looking across national borders for employees. While this is a natural consideration in this increasingly global market, you might have several concerns, especially in the current political climate. How do you make sure you follow all the rules and find the […]
What percentage of workers are immigrants?
Employment Immigration | Posted on July 21, 2017 at 8:00 pm by ozmentlaw
What percentage of workers are immigrants? The United States is often touted as the melting pot, a place for people from all countries to gather. That means that immigrant workers factor heavily in the workforce. Have you been wondering what percentage of workers are immigrants? The statistics change on a yearly basis, of course, but […]
How much do immigrants need to invest?
Employment Immigration | Posted on July 5, 2017 at 8:12 pm by ozmentlaw
How much do immigrants need to invest? One option for immigrants is to qualify as immigrant investors. However, the United States wants these investments to be substantial, so they’ve put minimums in the law. First off, the standard minimum is $1 million. This investment has to be made to a commercial enterprise that qualifies, but […]
What businesses need to know about changes to I-9 forms
Employment Immigration | Posted on March 15, 2017 at 9:19 pm by ozmentlaw
What businesses need to know about changes to I-9 forms As of January 22, 2017, there is a new version of the I-9 form that all employers must use when hiring a new employee to verify their ability to work in the United States of America. The new form must also be used when reverifying […]