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U.S. Immigration law presumes that every foreign national is an “intending immigrant”, unless they can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the admitting Immigration Officer that they are not. Therefore, the majority of foreign nationals need to obtain a nonimmigrant, temporary visa for the purpose of employment or schooling in the U.S. Such visas are also required for foreign business professionals and specialty workers with permanent residence outside the U.S. who are seeking to live and work in the U.S. on a temporary basis. Masuda Funai represents employers and individuals in obtaining, extending and renewing all types of nonimmigrant visas, as well as advises on the myriad issues affecting foreign nationals living in the U.S.

We understand all facets of nonimmigrant visas, a sampling of which includes treaty traders and investors (E-1 and E-2 visas); business and tourist, including entering the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (B-1/B-2 visas and WB/WT classifications); students and exchange visitors (F-1 and J-1 visas); and specialty occupation and training program participants (H-1B and H-3 visas). We also advise on temporary employment for skilled, unskilled and professional positions (H-2B visas), as well as intracompany transferees (L-1 traditional and blanket visas), individuals of extraordinary ability (O-1 visas), cultural entertainers (P-3 visas), religious workers (R-1 visas), and NAFTA professionals (TN visas).

In business, time is often a critical factor in measuring success. Our firm is known and valued for the ability to secure nonimmigrant worker visas quickly and efficiently, and in expedited time frames. We offer a proven track record of securing nonimmigrant work visas for individuals and professionals from virtually everywhere in the world. We understand the importance of accuracy and proper documentation as a means to avert the risks associated with detention and/or deportation, which can be disruptive for workers and their families and create serious financial and operational setbacks for business.