Going on Holiday in America: The B-2 Tourist Visa

With summer just around the corner, you might be thinking about visiting the United States on holiday. Depending on a number of factors—like the purpose of your visit, the length of your stay, and your country of citizenship—you may need to apply for the B-2 Tourist Visa before you can enter the country. What is the visa, how do you qualify, and what does it let you do? Let's go over the specifics. What's Your Read More

The 2017 New American Awards

Sánchez-Roig Law Firm, P.A. is honored to support Catholic Legal Services of Miami (“CLS”). Bruce Solow is President of the Board of Directors of CLS and Rebeca Sanchez-Roig is a Board Member. Founded in 1998, CLS provides a full range of immigration-related legal services, and focuses exclusively on helping poor immigrants, refugees, and impoverished people obtain asylum, establish legal residency, become citizens, Read More

The US Visa Waiver Program: Who Qualifies?

Are you planning to enter the United States to visit family, meet with business partners, or catch a flight to another country? If you're staying for under three months, you may qualify for the US Visa Waiver Program. The program allows you to enter the country without the need for a visa application. Your eligibility will depend on your country of citizenship and a number of other factors. Here's what you need to Read More

5 Handy Alternatives to the H-1B Visa

If you have an employer willing to sponsor your visa application, the H-1B Visa can be a great immigration option. It works well for professionals who want to work in the United States, and for American companies that need to find highly specialized knowledge in a foreign employee. Unfortunately, US Congress has maintained a “cap” or limit on the annual number of H-1Bs that may be issued each year. The cap currently Read More

A Brief Introduction to the H-1B Visa

While there are many types of visas available to help people come to America, few are as popular for employment-based situations as the H-1B. The H-1B visa is an excellent option as it makes it easy for both the immigrant and the employer to accomplish their goals. This is a temporary visa, but it does have options for extensions, which can be extremely important for employment visas. Please keep in mind that the Read More

Studying in America: An Introduction to the F-1 Visa

The United States can be a wonderful place to study, provided you have a visa to help you across the border. International academic students must typically apply for the F-1 Visa before they can pursue their studies in the US. While the visa has several eligibility requirements, they are all rather straightforward. You can read this primer on the F-1 Visa to understand what the visa is for, who can apply, and what Read More

Studying in America: An Introduction to the J-1 Student Exchange Visa

Exchange programs encourage the transfer of knowledge and skills between different cultures. Of course, they can also provide participating students with valuable education and experience. If you're a student or teacher looking to enter the United States through one of these programs, you will likely apply for a J-1 Visa for Exchange Visitors. What is it? Beneficiaries can use the J-1 Visa to pursue an exchange Read More

Getting the Scoop: The I-Visa for Foreign Members of the Media

USCIS offers some employment visas that cover a range of fields and areas of expertise, but others are dedicated to specific professions. The I-Visa for Foreign Members of the Media is one such example. If you represent a media company outside of the United States, the I-Visa could be helpful in several situations. Are you filming a documentary or news event in the United States? Is your company producing or Read More

Immigration for Athletes: The P-Visa

If you're an athlete looking to play or perform in the United States, the P Visa may be the best way to achieve temporary nonimmigrant status. It could allow you to participate in an upcoming tour, sports season, or athletic event in the US, as long as a US employer can sponsor your application. Here's what you need to know about the P Visa for athletes. Eligibility Athletes or athletic teams should Read More

A Brief Overview of Temporary Work Visas

Are you looking for a way to enter the United States for the purpose of employment? Temporary work visas grant you nonimmigrant status, allowing you to work in the US on a temporary basis. You typically need to have your prospective employer sponsor you, or file a petition on your behalf. Take a look at some of the main temporary visa classifications to understand the wealth of options available to you. E-1 and Read More