Woods Rogers’ Immigration attorneys help businesses navigate the complex and often arduous immigration process. We practice business immigration and compliance law, including E-Verify, I-9 compliance, workplace audits, and work visas. We assist companies in protecting their rights and in seeking extraordinary workers from around the world. Our services include preparing and submitting documents required by the USCIS and Department of State, collecting supporting documents, and providing guidance throughout the process.

Non-Immigrant Work Visas

Some of the common non-immigrant visas we handle are the H-1B (specialized knowledge), L (intracompany transfer), TN (Canadians and Mexicans), E-1 and E-2 (treaty traders and investors), and O (extraordinary ability).

We have experience in:

  • Counseling corporations on the immigration impacts of acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, and reorganizations, including opinion letters regarding continuous employment eligibility
  • Counseling U.S. legal permanent residents during their temporary assignments abroad, on international relocation, the citizenship process, and complex family matters, including marriages to foreign nationals
  • Drafting immigration and relocation policies and corporate recruiter manuals
  • Advising investors and escrow agents on all aspects of EB-5 program and regional centers investment opportunities
  • Counseling and compliance in connection with employment eligibility verification, E-Verify, electronic I-9 programs, “no match” letters, DOL audits, and ICE raids
  • Assisting hospitals, medical research organizations, and academia with temporary visas, J-1 Conrad waivers, and permanent residence for foreign medical graduate physicians, nurses, therapists, pharmacists, and researchers
  • Assisting multinational companies with blanket L status, business immigration strategies, intracompany transfers, and temporary assignments abroad, including global relocation and secondment policies
  • Assisting foreign performance artists and entertainers with temporary visas and permanent residence
  • Processing outstanding researcher and outstanding professor petitions for universities, colleges, and private industry
  • Assisting start-up and foreign companies with the establishment of U.S. operations, corporate entity formation, and recruitment of talent

Immigration and International Transactions

The Immigration Law group assists with a variety of immigration and international issues, including:

  • Business visitors (B-1)
  • College/university students (F-1 and the OPT offshoot)
  • Commerce control list assessment
  • Crime victims/witnesses (U-1)
  • DACA
  • Employment authorization (I-765)
  • Extraordinary individuals (O-1, O-2)
  • Fiancée/fiancé (K-1)
  • Foreign visa requirements and procurement
  • Intracompany transfers (L-1)
  • Investors (E-1, E-2)
  • ITAR list assessment
  • Labor condition applications
  • NAFTA (TN)
  • Specialty workers (E-3, H-1B, H-1B1)

Family & Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

Woods Rogers Immigration Law group provides services for both family and employment-based immigration visas.

Our employment-based immigration expertise includes:

  • EB-1 (extraordinary individuals and intracompany executives)
  • EB-2 (advanced-degree individuals)
  • EB-3 (college-degree individuals and blue-collar workers)
  • EB-5 (individual investors and regional centers)

For families, this includes sponsorship of a spouse, child (natural, step, or adopted), parent, or sibling and assistance with:

  • Adjustment of status from nonimmigrant to immigrant status (I-485)
  • Department of Labor prevailing wage determinations, recruitment, and PERM certification
  • Financial threshold requirements
  • Medical exams
  • National Visa Center (prelude to actual immigrant visa interviews outside the United States when applicable and includes select family members following to join)
  • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) issues and renewals
  • Removal of conditions on lawful permanent status (I-751)
  • Waivers of impediments to the immigrant visa desired (I-601)


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