This guide to getting into America shows how to obtain the best visa for your purpose - for work, investment, study or residence. It explains the steps required to immigrate, how long the process takes and the chances of success. The books also points out the obstacles and provides solutions.
Table of Contents
1. The history of US immigration; 2. Understanding the background and basics of visas; 3. Using a B-1 visa; 4. Travelling for pleasure: the B-2 visa; 5. Entering the US as a fiance(e); 6. Temporary working visas; 7. Sending staff to a new business in America; 8. Staffing an existing US business; 9. Five ways to obtain a green card; 10. Obtaining student visas; 11. Visas for the privileged, media, athletes, entertainers, cultural exchanges, religious workers and tycoons; 12. Naturalisation: Becoming an American citizen; 13. Thoughts for human resource managers and employees; Appendices: i. Immigration forms and other documents; ii. Visa categories; iii. Important addresses; iv. Suggested document lists; v. Typical citizenship questions; vi. Sample forms
Henry G. Liebman is managing partner in Coe, Nordwall & Liebman, Attorneys at Law in Seattle, Washington. His firm specialises in providing legal services to international clients, and he is manager of the firm's international and immigration law practice.