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The immigration law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii of the Law Offices of KahBo Dye-Chiew offers counsel on all aspects of U.S. immigration. Whether you are a U.S. employer seeking to comply with U.S. immigration laws, looking for help with your employment visa or need legal counsel for maintaining permanent residency, a consultation with KahBo Dye-Chiew is your answer. She offers experience, patience and quality legal counseling to all of our clients, both big and small.
Business & professional immigration laws
Immigration law involves many different areas. The laws can be complex and are always changing. The following memorandums contain brief summaries of various aspects of immigration law and represent the areas of immigration law that the Law Offices of KahBo Dye-Chiew can provide you with extensive, and personal, experience:
All U.S. Employers are subject to immigration laws because they must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) for each new employee whom they hire – whether the employee is a U.S. worker or a foreign worker. Failure to complete this form accurately may result in civil and criminal penalties for the U.S. Employer. KahBo Dye-Chiew recommends that U.S. Employers conduct a self-audit of their I-9 Forms each year to ensure that these forms have been completed accurately. This memorandum is a useful checklist for U.S. Employers to use when they are performing this audit.
This memorandum provides a U.S. Employer with very quick reference for nonimmigrant employment based visas. The memorandum includes the following: (a) a list of the different types of employment based nonimmigrant visas which are available, (b) the specific requirements for each of these nonimmigrant visas, (c) whether the US Company must first obtain an approval from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service or whether the foreign employee may apply for the visa directly through the U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad and (d) the type of documentation that the foreign employee must provide to the US Company for the US Company to be able to complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (Form I-9) to comply with Immigration and Nationality Laws.
One of the most popular nonimmigrant employment visas is the H-1B visa. This memorandum describes the requirements and procedures and obligations of an employer in this process.
This memorandum provides a U.S. Employer with very specific instructions on how to assist a foreign worker in applying for permanent residence status (LPR status) or a green card through a job offer in the United States using the labor certification procedures called “PERM”.
The USCIS has begun conducting site visits to the business premises of employers who sponsor foreign workers in either H-1B or L-1 visas. The Office of Fraud Detection and National Security (FDNS) has been charged with determining whether such site visits are necessary and in conducting these visits. This memorandum discusses the site visits, the type of information that the FDNS is seeking and how to handle these inspections.
For Foreign Nationals Seeking Immigration Benefits:
In order to be able to work in the United States lawfully, a foreign national must obtain an employment visa. The United States has very specific requirements for each of the employment based visas. This memorandum provides a brief description of the different types of employment based nonimmigrant visas which a foreign national may qualify for.
One of the most popular nonimmigrant employment visas is the H-1B visa. This memorandum describes the requirements and procedures and obligations of an employer in this process. This memorandum can be used by the employee to explain the H-1B process to a potential employer.
This memorandum will provide a foreign worker with very specific instructions on how to apply for lawful permanent residency status or a green card through a job offer in the United States using the labor certification procedures called “PERM”.
For Alien Entrepreneurs – Immigrant Investors (EB5)
The EB5 Visa allows an investor and his or her family members to obtain lawful permanent residency status based upon his/her investment into the United States and creation of ten full-time positions. This memorandum discusses the requirements for an alien entrepreneur or immigrant investor to obtain such status and the need to maintain those requirements for a period of at least two years.
For Lawful Permanent Residents:
This memorandum, which is primarily for new permanent residents or green card holders, describes the obligations of permanent residency status in the United States.
A lawful permanent resident of the United States (LPR) must continually maintain his or her intent to live in the United States on a permanent basis. This memorandum is specifically for those individuals who are currently lawful permanent residents in the United States but who wish to spend an extended period of time outside the United States. This memorandum summarizes the considerations that the LPR must take into account so that they do not jeopardize their LPR or green card status.
The memorandums above only provide a very general description of the various immigration options available. Everyone’s legal situation and status is different. We are confident in our ability to answer your immigration questions. For specific analysis of immigration options available to you, please contact and schedule a consultation with the Law Offices of KahBo Dye-Chiew.
If you are planning to come to the United States for a short visit or an extended stay, you need to know the immigration laws that pertain to you. If you want to do business in the United States and are not a citizen, you need to ask the right immigration questions. Immigration laws are known for being complicated and, at times, confusing. This is why it is necessary to obtain suitable legal counsel from one who will have the correct answers to your particular situation. Prompt handling of all immigration issues and timely resolution of these matters is of the utmost importance to the Law Offices of KahBo Dye-Chiew. As an immigration attorney, Ms. Dye-Chiew personally manages each client and educates her clients on everything they need to know about their particular immigration situation. Each case is unique therefore she provides personalized attention and advice. If you have an immigration issue, put our experience to work for you today.
Contact us for assistance with any immigration issue
If you would like a consultation with the Law Offices of KahBo Dye-Chiew, an immigration law firm in Honolulu, Hawaii, call 866-510-7082, or send us any questions through our contact web form.