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New Jersey Q-1 Visa Lawyer

Obtaining a Visa for Cultural Exchange Visitors

A Q-1 Visa requires several application steps both on the part of the applicant and the prospective employer. As a New Jersey immigration attorney at The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C., I can guide you through the procedure so that you can temporarily work in the United States fulfilling the cultural aspects of the employment.

Q-1 Visa Application Steps

The prospective employer must file a Form I – 129 Petition which shows the cultural aspect of the temporary employment. The applicant must be 18 years or older and capable of handling the work requirements necessary. Once this is approved, the applicant must complete two separate applications and be interviewed in the U.S. Consulate office or Embassy located in the country where the applicant resides.

The applicant must show proof of residency in that country and that there is every intention to return to that country. The duration of this employment visa is no longer than 15 months.

Need help applying for a Q-1 visa?

As with all immigration applications, there are many errors that can be made, delaying your application or possibly causing a denial. I work directly with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Customs and Boarder Protection on a regular basis. I have helped people achieve citizenship, permanent legal residency and extensions on visas as well as deportation/removal challenges. I have lobbied Congress on immigration reform and stay completely current on the constant changes to legislation affecting the application process. My firm is here to help you achieve your goals.

If you want trusted legal advice, which results in approved applications, call my firm for an appointment. My staff is proud to serve you, and is being accessible and prepared to answer your questions promptly. I can assist you with your visa needs so you can begin your employment duties in the United States.