The immigration lawyers at Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law have more than 20 years of experience helping foreign nationals from all over the world work and live in the United States.

We provide comprehensive immigration support to individuals looking to work and live in the US, assisting with everything from temporary work visas to US permanent residency (Green Cards) and US Citizenship.

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Work Authorization

Are you looking for a Temporary Work Visa? We can help.

Depending on your country of citizenship, education level, and employment opportunities, there are many possible employment-based nonimmigrant visa categories that provide temporary work authorization to work and live in the US.

H-1B Visas for Specialty Occupations, DOD Cooperative Research & Development Project Workers, and Fashion Models

Foreign nationals who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability, can apply for the H-1B Visa.

O-1 Visas for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability

Foreign nationals who possess extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who have a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements, can apply for an O-1 Visa.

Other Temporary Work Visas

We also help foreign nationals with all other relevant temporary work visas, including:

  • CW-1 Visas for CNMI-Only Transitional Workers (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • E-3 Visas for Specialty Occupation Workers from Australia
  • H-1B1 Visas for Specialty Occupations from Chile & Singapore
  • H-2A Visas for Temporary Agricultural Workers
  • H-2B Visas for Temporary Non-Agricultural Workers
  • H-3 Visas for Nonimmigrant Trainees or Special Education Exchange Visitors
  • I Visas for Representatives of Foreign Media
  • P-1A Visas for Athletes
  • P-1B Visas for Members of an Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group
  • P-2 Visas for Individual Performers or Part of a Group Entering to Perform Under a Reciprocal Exchange Program
  • P-3 Visas for Artists or Entertainers Coming to Be Part of a Culturally Unique Program
  • R-1 Visas for Nonimmigrant Religious Workers

International Traders & Investors

Do you have substantial trade or investments in the US? We can help.

If you are a foreign national from a country with which the US maintains a treaty of commerce, and you either conduct substantial trade with or have substantial investments in a new or existing enterprise in the United States, you may qualify for an E Visa.

E-1 Visas for Treaty Traders

Foreign businesses from treaty countries that conduct substantial trade with the United States are able to obtain an E-1 registration for their business that enables them to send qualifying employees to the US on E-1 Visas.

E-2 Visas for Treaty Investors

Foreign citizens and businesses from treaty countries with substantial investments in the United States are able to obtain an E-2 registration for their business that enables them to send qualifying employees to the US on E-2 Visas.

Business Owners

Looking to expand your business into the United States? We can help.

If you are a foreign company that has not yet established operations in the United States, you (or certain employees of your company) may qualify for an L-1 Visa.

L-1 Visas for Business Expansion into the United States

Foreign businesses that are looking to expand their footprint into the United States can do so under the L-1 Visa for Intracompany Transfers, which allows for the start-up of a new business and the transfer of qualifying employees to the US to establish, set up, manage, run, and/or work in the new office.

US Permanent Residence (Green Cards)

Looking for a Green Card through employment sponsorship? We can help.

If you’re a foreign national looking to live and work in the United States as a permanent resident, we can help.

A permanent resident is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a “green card.” Take a look at the possible paths to permanent residence through employment for you.

Looking for a Green Card through US family sponsorship? We can help.

The US immigration system allows for the sponsorship of certain qualifying immediate family members of US citizens and US permanent residents.

If your spouse, parent, adult child, or adult sibling is a US citizen or US permanent resident, US permanent residency through a family member may be an option for you.

Green Cards for Spouses

If you are a Canadian citizen married to a US citizen, they can petition on your behalf for a green card and permanent residence.

Green Cards for Family

If you are a Canadian citizen and a qualifying family member of a US citizen or permanent resident, they can petition on your behalf for permanent residence.

K-1 Visas for Fiancés or Fiancées

If you are a Canadian citizen engaged to a US citizen, your fiancé or fiancée can petition on your behalf to obtain a K-1 Visa to enter the US for the purpose of marriage.

US Citizenship & Naturalization

Are you looking to become a US citizen? We can help.

Contact Richards and Jurusik Immigration Law today if you have questions about your eligibility for naturalization, or you are in need of assistance with the naturalization process. We routinely help qualifying persons apply for US citizenship—even attending interviews with our clients.

Citizenship can be obtained through birth in the US, birth to a US citizen, or through naturalization. In some cases, you might already be a US citizen.

Do I qualify for US Citizenship?

Find out whether you meet the requirements to apply for US citizenship.

How do I apply for US citizenship?

Learn about USCIS Form N-400, which is used to apply for US citizenship through naturalization.

Can you help me apply for US citizenship?

Richards and Jurusik have extensive experience helping people like you apply for US citizenship.

Our Immigration Resources

Is the job title important for a TN visa application?
Is the job title important for a TN visa application?
Job titles vary from employer to employer and are not always indicative of the duties performed. Job titles often come from an employer's internal job classification system. Some job titles can complicate the visa process, while others tie in nicely. When it comes to TN visa status, the job title is a factor that should be carefully assessed before making a TN visa application. We discuss the importance of a job title for TN visa application purposes here.
Are you allowed to “telework” on a TN visa?
Are you allowed to “telework” on a TN visa?
Many positions can be done remotely allowing for "telework." This is most common in the IT industry but has become more commonplace in other professions. When it comes to TN visa status, "telework" is possible under certain circumstances. Read more about teleworking while on a TN visa here.
Can I obtain TN visa status for a fellowship or internship?
Can I obtain TN visa status for a fellowship or internship?
Entry into many professions can begin with fellowships and internships. Under the USMCA (NAFTA), TN visa status is available to both interns and fellows that will be working in the United States at a professional level under a TN visa profession. We discuss working in the United States under TN visa status on a fellowship or internship here.
What is an “investment” for the E2 Investor Visa?
What is an “investment” for the E2 Investor Visa?
E2 Visa status is investors coming to the United States to develop or direct the operations of a business enterprise in which they have invested a substantial amount of capital. One of the main considerations when determining qualifications for the E2 visa is an investment. We discuss what is considered an "investment" for the E2 Investor visa.
Do Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians qualify for TN visa status?
Do Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians qualify for TN visa status?
Professionals in medical and allied professions not listed under the USCMA, often look at closely related professions to try and obtain TN visa status. Medical Sonographers and Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians often look to the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists for TN visa status. We review the TN profession of Medical Lab Technicians and Technologists, the requirements, and who qualifies here.
How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?
How do I bring my household belongings to the USA?
After you have been approved for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa allowing you to work and live in the United States, you might have household belongings you wish to bring with you. Prior to moving any belongings to the United States, there are procedures you need to be aware of before moving your belongings. Find out about the process of bringing your belongings to the United States here.
USCIS makes March 20, 2020 Signature Flexibility Policy Permanent
USCIS makes March 20, 2020 Signature Flexibility Policy Permanent
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued yet another extension to assist applicants, petitioners, and requestors respond to agency requests through Oct.  23, 2022. In addition, USCIS made March 20, 2020, Signature Policy Permanent. Read more about this USCIS update here.
As an employer, how do I verify employment eligibility?
As an employer, how do I verify employment eligibility?
The E-Verify system was created to allow employers to confirm the employment eligibility of both US citizens and noncitizens to work in the United States. Employers are able to use the E-Verify system to verify employment eligibility. Learn more about the E-Verify system here.
What investment amount is “substantial” for an E2 Visa Investment?
What investment amount is “substantial” for an E2 Visa Investment?
E Visa status is available to nationals of countries that maintain treaties with the United States for commerce and navigation. The E2 Visa is specifically for those coming to the United States to develop or direct the operations of a business enterprise in which they have invested a substantial amount of capital. One of the main considerations when determining qualifications for the E2 visa is whether the investment is considered "substantial." In order to determine the substantiality of an investment, a proportionality test is used. We discuss what is considered "substantial" and the "proportionality test" here.
USCIS to begin Phase Two of Premium Processing for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 Petitions
USCIS to begin Phase Two of Premium Processing for Certain Pending EB-1 and EB-2 Petitions
On July 15, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), provide an update on the expansion of premium processing for certain pending Form I-140 Petitions for Alien Workers. Beginning August 1, 2022, USCIS will begin accepting Form I-907 requests for Premium processing for the following: