Business Immigration


Business immigration is divided into immigrant visas (green card) and non-immigrant visas. Every employer or investor will need to make a decision which visa type is the most practical and beneficial for their specific business and need. Below, we have listed a list of available business visas. Please contact us to schedule a meeting with a Christmann Legal immigration attorney. We will walk you through your options and guide you through the business visa process.


Immigrant Visas (Green Card)

EB-1: Persons of Extraordinary Ability in the Sciences, Arts, Education, Business, or Athletics; Outstanding Professors or Researchers; and Multinational Executives and Managers

EB-2: Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or for Persons with Exceptional Ability in the Arts, Sciences, or Business

EB-3: Professionals, Skilled Workers, and Other Workers

EB-4: Special Immigrants (Religious Workers, Employees of U.S. Foreign Service Posts, Retired Employees of International Organizations, Alien Minors who are Wards of Courts)

EB-5: Business Investors


Non-Immigrant Categories (Temporary Visa)

E-1 (Treaty Trader) / E-2 (Treaty Investor)

H-1B: Specialty Occupations and Fashion Models

H-1C: Registered Nurse

H-2A: Agricultural Workers

H-2B: Non-Agricultural Workers

H-3: Nonimmigrant Trainee

I: Representatives of Foreign Media

L-1A: Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager

L-1B: Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge

O-1: Individuals with extraordinary Ability or Achievement

P-1A: Internationally Recognized Athlete

P-1B: Member of Internationally Recognized Entertainment Group

P-2: Performer or Group Performing under Reciprocal Exchange Program

P-3: Artist or Entertainer Part of a Culturally Unique Program

Q: Cultural Exchange

R-1: Temporary Religious Workers

TN: NAFTA Professionals

Charlotte Office

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1511 E 7th Street

Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: (704)817-0374

Greensboro Office

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1000 N Elm Street

Greensboro, NC 27409

Phone: (336)790-2101

Greenville Office

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304 Pettigru Street

Greenville, SC 29601

Phone: (864)236-4080

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