The United States is known to be a land of opportunity. Due to the geographical proximity and close ties that Canada has with the US, many Canadians want to take advantage of those opportunities. Whether it is for work, investment purposes, personal reasons and relationships or simply to enjoy a different lifestyle, many Canadians are hoping to move temporarily or permanently to the US. Similarly, Canadian companies who plan to expand their business south of the border sometimes need to send key employees or executives to the US to start the new US venture or to oversee new employees. US visas are divided into three main categories: family-based visas for Canadians having American relatives able to sponsor them, employment-based visas for Canadians with a job offer in the US, or investor visas for Canadians who wish to invest or start a US business. The immigration law group at Altro LLP assists these individuals and companies to obtain the US visas required in order to fulfill their cross border ambitions.
US immigration law is complex and rather restrictive. In other words, not everyone who wants to work or live in the US is eligible for a visa. Furthermore, immigration rules can differ depending on the nationality of the person applying for a visa. For example, Canadian citizens benefit from many advantages with regards to a number of US visas. Those benefits include shorter wait times, simpler application procedures as well as the availability of exclusive visas under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Treaty. Altro LLP has specialized knowledge regarding all the specificities of US visas for Canadian citizens.
Immigrating to the US and obtaining a visa involves dealing with multiple laws and rules as well as different and distinct government agencies. For example, people applying for a visa while inside the US must deal with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), whereas people applying from outside the US will have to deal with different agencies, including American consulates in their home country.
The immigration group of Altro LLP assists its clients through every step of the immigration process from the development of the immigration strategy to the visa application with the appropriate agencies and the preparation for interviews with the various agencies.
The Altro LLP team helps its clients who wish to invest to the US or move to the US for work or personal reasons.