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U.S. IMMIGRATION SERVICES

We help people clear immigration hurdles so they can pursue their goals in the U.S.

David Immigration Law guides businesses, couples, families, and individuals from around the world with a diverse range of issues related to U.S. immigration law. Our clients benefit from a team with more than 40 years of combined legal experience and over a 99% application approval rate*. We proudly serve Australians, as well as people from all over the world.

Having navigated the U.S. immigration system ourselves, we know it is frustrating, time consuming, and confusing, and unfortunately prone to costly mistakes. We are committed to removing the stress from your journey and giving you confidence in your application success.

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U.S. Immigration Services

IMMIGRANT

I-130 Family Based Green Card

The I-130 petition is the main pathway used to bring a foreign spouse or other qualifying foreign family member to the United States. More>

I-140 Employment Based Green Card

The I-140 petition, also known as PERM, grants a foreign employee permanent residency in the United States.

Re-entry Permit for Green Card Holders

A Re-entry Permit for Green Card holders allows a lawful permanent resident or conditional permanent resident to apply for admission to the United States upon returning from a trip abroad during the permit’s validity without the need to obtain a returning resident visa from a U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate.

Employment Authorization

An EAD allows a qualifying applicant already in the United States to obtain non-visa related work authorization.

Advance Parole

Advance Parole allows a visa holder already in the United States undertaking the Adjustment of Status process to depart and return to the U.S. while maintaining their Permanent Resident application.

Green Card Lottery

The Green Card Lottery is the annual lottery program for U.S. Permanent Resident status (Green Card), which designates up to 50,000 immigrant visas annually, drawn randomly from qualified applicants.

I-485 Adjustment of Status

The Adjustment of Status application is the process for a qualifying applicant already in the United States to seek U.S. Permanent Residency.

Nonimmigrant

E-3 Visa for Australians

The E-3 Visa is the most common U.S. work visa for Australian citizens. It allows degree qualified (or those with equivalent work experience) Australian applicants to work in the U.S. in a Specialty Occupation. The E-3 is valid for 2 years, and renewable indefinitely. Dependents of E-3 Visa holders can apply for E-3D Visas and have work rights approved. More>

E-2 Treaty Visa for Investors

The E-2 Visa is used by entrepreneurs to grant lawful residence in the United States when either: (1) investing into an existing business in the U.S.; or (2) starting a new business in the U.S.

K-1 Visa for Fiancés

The K-1 Visa allows a foreign fiancé to enter the United States to marry a U.S. citizen, with 90 days to pursue an Adjustment of Status to lawful permanent residency. More>

B-1 Visitor Visa (Business)

The B-1 Visa allows holders to temporarily visit the United States for broad-based business related activities. More>

B-2 Visitor Visa (Tourism)

The B-2 Visa allows individuals to temporarily visit the United States for tourism. People who do not qualify to visit the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program, or want to visit longer than 90 days will typically seek a B2 Visa. More>

L-1A Visa for Intracompany Transfers

The L-1A Visa is for a qualifying foreign employee (intracompany transferee) who will work in either a managerial or executive position in the United States, and who already works in a managerial or executive position outside the U.S. for a related/qualifying entity. The maximum stay permitted is 7 years.

L-1B Visa for Specialized Knowledge Professionals

The L-1B Visa is for a qualifying foreign employee (intracompany transferee) who will work in a Specialized Knowledge position in the United States, and who already works in a Specialized Knowledge position outside the U.S. for a related/qualifying entity. The maximum stay permitted is 5 years.

F-1 Student Visa

The F-1 Student Visa is for full-time students at an accredited college, university, seminary, conservatory, academic high school, elementary school, or other academic institution.

O-1 Visa for Extraordinary Individuals

The O-1 Visa is used to bring a person to the United States who possesses a demonstrated record of Extraordinary Ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or motion picture or television industry at national or international level.

H-1B Visa for Skilled Workers

The H-1B is used for degree qualified applicants traveling to the United States for work in a Specialty Occupation. Capped at 80,000 visas per year and granted by lottery system. H-1B holders typically have a maximum of 6 years stay permitted.

ADDITIONAL

U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization

Certain people can qualify to become a U.S. citizen if they were born outside the United States (called Naturalization). We help ascertain if and when you qualify, prepare the application, and prepare you for the U.S. Citizenship Test.

Immigration Compliance Monitoring

We assist U.S. employers with strict compliance regulations for legal immigration and Department of Labor requirements.

I-94 Records Management

The I-94 is an electronically generated document issued to U.S. visitors and immigrants by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, showing the date or entry and length of permitted stay in the United States. We help companies track I-94 expiry dates for their employees and develop strategies for renewing I-94s as needed.

Request for Evident Submission (RFE)

A request issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for additional information to support a previously filed Petition. An application is at risk of being denied if these requests are not met.

Assistance with Consulate Appointments

We work with businesses and individuals to develop the best strategy for U.S. Consulate appointments, and help secure them or make changes if needed.

I-539 Nonimmigrant Change of Status

An I-539 allows nonimmigrant visa holders to extend their stay or change to another nonimmigrant visa.

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B-1 & B-2 Visas for Visitors

The B-1 and B-2 Visas allow foreign nationals to visit the United States for tourism and business purposes. The B-1 Visa allows holders to temporarily visit the United States for broad-based business related activities of commercial or professional nature. The B-2 Visa allows individuals to temporarily visit the United States for tourism. People who do not qualify to visit the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program, or want to visit longer than 90 days will typically seek a B2 Visa. You are not permitted to accept work or employment in the U.S. when traveling on a B-1 or B-2 Visa.

B-1 Temporary Business Visitor

The B-1 Visa allows certain individuals to enter the United States for business activities for typically up to 6 months (and maximum 1 year with extension). You will typically apply from outside the U.S. and attend an in-person interview at a U.S. consulate in the country where you live. Common reasons for travel include:

Attending a conference or convention

Negotiating a contract or selling an estate

Consulting with business associates

Participating in short-term training

Transiting through the U.S. from a non-Visa Waiver Program country 

B-2 Temporary Visitor Visa

The B-2 Visa allows people to visit the United States for tourism, pleasure, or visiting for typically up to 6 months (and maximum 1 year with extension). You will apply from and attend an in-person interview in the country where you live. The most common B-2 activities include:

Tourism, vacation, holiday

Visiting friends or relatives

Medical treatment

Amateur musicians and athletes (not paid)

Short recreational course of study (non credit)

to assess your eligibility for a B Visa.

Our process.

David Immigration Law provides complete advisory and application preparation services for businesses and individuals on many U.S. immigration matters. With more than 40 years of combined legal service, we have a proven track record for success – over 99% of our applications have been approved*. Our goal is to reduce your stress, speed up your outcome, and eliminate problems caused by common application errors.

Step 1:
Phone Consultation

Schedule your initial call. Attorney Andrew David will outline your options, assess eligibility, develop a strategy and help you decide the best course of action.

Step 2:
Work Confirmation & Engagement

After receiving your electronically signed Letter of Engagement, you can expect your case to be initiated within one business day. Our goal is to achieve your immigration solution as quickly as possible.

Step 3:
Case Preparation

You will benefit from our streamlined system for gathering relevant documents and information to support your case. Your case will be prepared promptly, and you will have the opportunity to ask any questions along the way.

Step 4:
Interview & Outcome

Attorney Andrew David will walk you through what to expect at your interview (if relevant), and go through your final case before submission. You can trust that we will put forward the strongest case possible for your unique situation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following answers are for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. You should consult a licensed U.S. immigration lawyer to get specific advice for your situation prior to making decisions.

Can I qualify for an E-3 Visa without a 4-yr degree?

Yes. An E-3 Visa requires an applicant to have a 4-yr bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience, or a combination of both. This generally translates to 3 years of work experience for every 1 year of tertiary study. So, an applicant without any tertiary education would require a minimum of 12 years of work experience in the same career field they are applying to work in.

Does an E-3 Visa require an employer to sponsor me?

No, it only requires an employer to formally offer you a job. The job should require a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience, and the salary needs to meet or exceed the prevailing wage.

Can any U.S. company hire me for an E-3 Visa?

Yes, as long as they are a legitimate trading entity/business.

How long does it take to get an E-3 Visa?

Comparatively speaking, the E-3 Visa is the fastest U.S. work visa to obtain. It generally takes David Immigration Law less than 2 weeks to prepare an E-3 Visa application. Overall processing time depends on whether you are applying at a consular or embassy location, or filing internally within the U.S, and can range from a few weeks to a few months.

Who can be a financial sponsor for an I-130 family-based Green Card application?

Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident living or domiciled in the U.S. who earns U.S. income that meets or exceeds the U.S. poverty guidelines or equivalent through U.S. assets.

How long do I have to marry my U.S. fiancé after I enter the U.S. on a K-1 Visa?

You will have 90 days to marry your U.S. citizen petitioner and file to Adjust Status to become a U.S. permanent resident.

How long do I have to enter the U.S. on my K-1 or Immigrant Visa?

You can enter the U.S. at any point in time as long as your visa is valid.

How long does it take to get a K-1 Visa?

Processing times for K-1 Visas are always in flux and subject to change. In general, you can expect to wait approximately 10 months once your application is submitted.

How long does it take to get an I-130 and Immigrant Visa approved?

Processing times for I-130 petitions and Immigrant Visas are in flux and always subject to change. In general, it takes USCIS approximately 12 months to process the I-130 application. You should also prepare for an additional 6 months to go through the remaining stages required for USCIS to issue the Immigrant Visa you will need to enter the U.S.

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