Our immigration law firm provides regulatory compliance services to help employers navigate various immigration-related regulations, including assistance with I-9 compliance and employment eligibility verification training, I-9 corporate policy drafting, I-9 internal audits and risk assessments, Social Security No-Match Letter guidance and policy drafting, and E-Verify policy drafting.
Additionally, Stevenson Silva LLP offers guidance to clients subject to export control regulations, such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), with an emphasis on the issues involving dual and third country nationals (DN/TCN), foreign visitors, citizenship status discrimination, and the prevention of personnel-related deemed export violations. We offer consultation and policy evaluation on ITAR and EAR export control compliance, can assist with specific personnel issues that might arise with the hiring of a foreign worker, and can aid clients in response to export compliance-related investigations.
Investors and Entrepreneurs
We have assisted hundreds of foreign investors and entrepreneurs who have opened new businesses in the U.S. or expanded existing foreign business to the U.S. Stevenson Silva LLP assists not only in the immigration of business owners, their families, and their employees, but also assists in coordinating the establishment of business entities, the transfer of assets and personnel, and the protection of assets, particularly regarding the protection of intellectual property. Additionally, we have experience in assisting both individual investors and investor groups with navigation of the EB-5 Investor Program.
We routinely provide consultation, preparation, and filing services for E-1 Treaty Trader, E-2 Treaty Investor, EB-5 Immigrant Investor, L-1A Executive or Managerial Intracompany Transferee, and EB-1 Multinational Executive or Manager applications and petitions.
Researchers and Academics
Stevenson Silva LLP lawyers have assisted many researchers and academics with their immigration needs. With clients that include accomplished professors, postdoctoral researchers, research scientists, and even researchers requiring Department of Defense, Department of State, or other agency security clearances, we are well equipped to help those involved in research and higher education immigrate to the U.S. Furthermore, our immigration practice includes two doctoral degreed lawyers who are highly sensitive to the needs of academics and academic researchers.
Our firm provides consultation, preparation, and filing services for EB-1 Outstanding Professor or Researcher, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, Special Handling Labor Certification, EB-2 National Interest Waiver, and J-1 Waiver applications and petitions.
Foreign Physicians and Healthcare Professionals
Stevenson Silva LLP can assist with the immigration of foreign physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, and is uniquely experienced regarding Physician J-1 Waivers and Physician National Interest Waivers. We have successfully obtained J waivers for many International Medical Graduate (IMG) physicians subject to the two- year home residency requirement through Interested Government Agency (IGA) sponsorship, either through state Conrad 30 programs or a federal agency program.
We provide consultation, preparation, and filing services for J-1 Waivers, O-1A Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, EB-2 Exceptional Ability, EB-2 Advanced Degree, National Interest Waivers, and PERM Labor Certification applications and petitions.
Artists and Entertainers
Stevenson Silva LLP lawyers have helped hundreds of artists and entertainers, as well as many performance troupes and technical crews, come to the U.S. to work, perform, and even to permanently immigrate. Our clients have included musicians, actors on both film and stage, dancers, composers, directors, documentary crews, and even cultural arts programs.
We routinely provide consultation, preparation, and filing services for EB-1 Extraordinary Ability, EB-2 Exceptional Ability, O-1A Extraordinary Ability, O-1B Extraordinary Ability in Film, P-1 Athlete or Entertainer, P-2 and P-3 Artistic Exchange, I Foreign Media Representative, Q-1 Cultural Exchange Program applications and petitions.
Family-Based Immigration and Naturalization
Stevenson Silva LLP can assist individuals with a variety of family-based immigration matters, as well as naturalization. Whether seeking permanent residency through marriage to a U.S. citizen, applying for a fiancée abroad, petitioning for permanent residency for a foreign relative, or applying for U.S. citizenship through naturalization, we can help to determine the best option available to you and your family, and work with you to achieve a timely and successful resolution. Our attorneys can also represent you or a family member involved in immigration detention and removal proceedings.