Immigration Compliance Group approaches each of its practice areas with
unparalleled focus, drive and innovation - accompanied by decades of
experience and proven success.
Today, Immigration Compliance Group has represented some of the world's
most celebrated personalities and brands, including actors,
filmmakers, producers, writers, animators, vocalists and musicians,
entertainment and advertising executives, film and television
production companies, video games industry, athletes, coaches and
broadcasters - people and industries of accomplishment and renown.
Our Attorneys and staff understand the unique needs and time lines
associated with our artists and entertainment practice. With our
staff's years of experience and background inthe field, we have been
able to maintain a 100% approvability rate with the US Citizenship and
Immigration Services (USCIS). Our track record is unmatched, our
results are unparalleled and our approach is aimed at building the
bridge between our clients' needs and their global entertainment
Our staff works hand in hand with the artist/principal applicant,
their representatives and the employer/sponsor to develop and design
truly compelling and convincing casework based upon each applicant's
extraordinary ability in their field of endeavor.
| Temporary Visa Categories |
There are several categories of temporary, nonimmigrant visas
available to those who wish to work in the USA. Those that are most
frequently acquired through our office are:
- O-1 Visas: For persons of extraordinary ability in
the arts, education, business, science, athletics or extraordinary
achievement in motion pictures and television field.
- O-2 visas: For persons accompanying an O-1 foreign
national to assist them in the artistic or athletic performance for a
specific event or performance.
- O-3 visas: For accompanying spouses and children.
- P-1, 2, 3 and P-S Visas: P-1: Individual or team
athletes or members of an entertainment group which is
internationally recognized. P-2: Artists or entertainers
who will perform under a reciprocal exchange program. P-3:
Artists or entertainers who perform under a program that is
- P-S: Persons accompanying a P-1 or P-3 performer or
athlete to assist in the artistic or athletic performance
- H-1 B Visas: For professionals in a specialty
occupation requiring a bachelor's degree, its foreign educational
equivalent, or equivalent in training or experience
- L-1 Visas: Multi-national corporation executives,
managers or specialized knowledge employees
- E-1 and E-2 Visas: International Traders and
Investors pursuant to special treaties
- TN (NAFTA): For Canadian and Mexican nationals under
the North American Free Trade Agreement
- I Visas: For journalists and information media
- J and Q Visas: Exchange Visitors. The J Visa is for
educational and cultural exchange programs designated by the US
Information Agency (USIA). The Q Visa is for international cultural
exchange programs designated by the USCIS
| The Process |
In order to obtain these visas, it is necessary that the
applicant's employer or agent file a petition with USCIS. This can
take a few weeks through expedited handling (Premium Processing) or up
to a few months through regular processing. Once approved, the sponsor
(agent or employer) is sent an approval notice. If the foreign
national is outside the USA, they are then ready to take the approval
notice to the US Consulate and present an application for a visa to be
placed inside their passport. The Consulate reviews the applicant's
visa application and the USCIS petition, and determines the
applicant's visa eligibility.
These visas are very well tailored for most of our clients and
their families who wish to live and work temporarily in the USA. They
enable spouses and minor, unmarried children of the principal visa
holder to travel, to attend school but not accept employment during
their temporary period of stay in the USA.
Following the granting of temporary status, we additionally work
with clients that wish to pursue permanent residency (green-card)
status in the USA and offer these services as well.
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Our strategic partnering approach with our clients has earned us a
reputation that speaks clearly to the necessity in today's global
marketplace of delivering sound immigration legal counsel coupled with
proactive business insight. This practical, focused approach enables
our clients to concentrate on the core competencies of operating their
business and produces rewarding and productive win-win results all the
We conveniently represent clients throughout the USA and abroad.
You may contact our office to schedule a one-time, risk free
consultation to discuss the specifics of your case, at no further
obligation. We look forward to designing an immigration program for
you that uniquely meets your specific needs and requirements - for you
and your clients.