Rose Immigration Law Firm works extensively with companies that utilize large-scale, sophisticated IT systems and with consulting companies that assign IT professionals across the United States.
H-1B and Other Visas: Most programmer analysts, systems analysts, software engineers, and technical support specialists qualify for H-1B. However, when H-1Bs are in short supply, or the foreign IT specialist does not qualify for H-1B, the attorneys at Rose Immigration Law Firm will automatically evaluate other visa options. For example, Australians might qualify for E-3 status; Mexicans and Canadians might meet the TN (NAFTA) requirements. We have even done O-1 extraordinary ability petitions for some IT specialists.
We know that with the IT industry, more than any other, time is of the essence. We give these cases top priority so that an employer does not lose a good candidate or the project where candidates are to be placed.
Permanent Residence: Many computer professionals fall within the EB-3 category for permanent residence. EB-3, unfortunately, always requires a labor certification, which involves an extensive government review process to confirm that there are no qualified U.S. workers available to fill the position.
Given the periodic visa backlog for countries such as India and China and the unpredictability of the potential visa backlog for other countries, we assist clients in the computer industry to identify the visa classifications that will avoid the backlog and allow the computer specialist to get down to the business of designing software and computer systems as soon as possible.