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Employment Based Visas

For foreign nationals seeking employment-based visas in US, the process can be complex and daunting.  It is important to have an attorney who is experienced and confident handling a wide variety of employment-based visas.  Sethi & Mazaheri is a full service Business and Employment Immigration law firm dedicated to representing foreign workers obtain work visas so that they may come to the United States to work temporarily or permanently. Our immigration law attorneys can help you evaluate if you qualify for a temporary or permanent work visa, present all possible visa options based on your employment history and abilities, and ultimately guide you through the process as quickly and effectively as possible. 


For clients who seek to obtain permanent legal residence or green cards, we offer representation for the full range of Employment Based visas, which includes the following: 


  • EB-1 Priority Workers: Aliens of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, business, education, or athletics; outstanding researchers or professors; and foreign executives/managers subject to transfer to the US.

  • EB-2 Persons of Exceptional Ability or Professionals possessing Advanced Degrees: Foreigners possessing exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business; foreign nationals that are advanced degree professionals; and qualified foreign doctors who will practice in an underserved area in the U.S.

  • EB-3 Skilled Workers: Aliens possessing bachelor's degrees, skilled workers who have had at least 2 years training and experience, and unskilled workers

  • EB-4 Special Immigrants: Foreign national religious workers; employees or previous employees of the United States Government abroad.

  • EB-5 The Immigrant Investor Visa:  Aliens seeking lawful permanent resident based on their investment in a commercial enterprise


For clients who seek a temporary work visa, our firm offers representation for the following short-term visas:


  • H1-B visa for workers in specialty occupations

  • L-1 visas for intra-company transfers from overseas to a U.S. affiliate

  • E-1 treaty trader visas for executive managerial or specialized knowledge positions

  • E-2 treaty investor visas for executive managerial or specialized knowledge positions

  • O-1 visas for persons of outstanding abilities at the top of their fields

  • J-1 for physicians 


At Sethi & Mazaheri, our firm will advise you of the different criteria and documentation needed for each type of visa and anticipate potential barriers to entry in order to make sure that your initial application has the maximum chance for favorable action. We also provide comprehensive assistance in obtaining labor certification for specialized positions. For a consultation regarding your employment visa application, please call now. 


Locations :

NY Office:

26 Broadway, 21st Floor

New York, NY 10004

Phone: 646-405-9846

NJ Location:

121 Newark Ave., 5th Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: 201-606-2267

VA Office: 

1727 King St., #300

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-791-9279

(Federal immigration practice only)

Sethi & Mazaheri
26 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004
Broadway New York 10004 USA 646.397.1287
9 Polifly Road, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hackensack New Jersey 07601 USA 201-606-2267
2050 Ballenger Ave., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria Virginia 22314 USA 703.791.9279