Immigration

U.S. Visa Lawyer

Immigration Legal Services for Artists and Creative Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Government recently updated the requirements for EB-1A + EB-2/National Interest Waivers green cards, and O-1As for STEM fields and Entrepreneurs, in the interest of global competition and national security.

 Contact us to find out if you qualify.

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With unprecedented and fast-paced changes to the United States immigration and visa system for foreigners seeking business or artist/performance visas, it is more important than ever to have an experienced lawyer who knows the ropes and will avoid costly mistakes.

Your Virtual Advocate provides U.S. Visa and Immigration Legal Services from an experienced attorney. We improve your chances of obtaining an approved non-immigrant visa or green card through:

- Thorough assessments of your circumstances to recommend best visa options
- Advice, guidance, and review of evidence and documents before submission
- Full-service petition and visa services, from start to finish, for a flat fee

Dedicated to The Creators, Innovators and Entrepreneurs
All you need to know: Our near-perfect success rate says it all.

We’ve had great success obtaining U.S. visas for the musicians, artists, filmmakers, investors, designers and other creative entrepreneurs we’ve served.

HOW CAN I HELP?

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U.S. EMPLOYMENT AND ARTIST VISA SERVICES

What Clients are Saying about Your Virtual Advocate

"Julie is very knowledgeable and prompt in her work.  She was able to address all my queries on documentation preparation for my work. As per timeline, she dedicated time and completed work very promptly. I will like to work with Julie for future requirements, if any. Thanks Julie for your work on this requirement."

- Employee, L-1B Visa Renewal

"I considered other attorneys, but their customer service and attention to detail wasn't great. I felt like she cared about my case more."

- Artist, O-1/EB-2 Visa Client

"Julie made the process of getting P-3 visas for a large group of artists very easy. The petition was approved the first time and all my artists made it into the country for my event with no hassles. Will definitely use her services for this event next year.

- Event Planning Co., P-3 Artist Visas

"It was a pleasure to work with Julie. She patiently and informatively answered our questions with clear and actionable answers."

- Review Marriage-Based Green Card Application

DIGITAL NOMAD VISA

If you’re a digital nomad or “location independent” worker hoping to spend some of your freedom and adventure time in the United States, it is essential you follow U.S. immigration and work authorization laws. This means making sure you have the proper permission and documentation for the activities you have planned during your time in the U.S.

Factors to consider:

Who is paying your salary/wages?
Is it a U.S. company or a foreign company?
Are you working at a U.S. employer’s office location?
Are you working with clients based in the U.S.?
Are you soliciting work from U.S. clients as a freelancer?
If you are applying for a tourist visa, do you know what you are allowed to do on that visa, and how it relates to any work you plan to do while in the U.S. on that visa?  
How long do you intend to stay in the U.S.?

Why does it matter?

What you do now can affect your future travels to the United States.

It may seem harmless telling little white lies to customs and border patrol when you enter the U.S. (indicating you’re visiting a friend when you’re actually working for a U.S. employer or clients) or checking “no” instead of “yes” on an ESTA waiver or other visa application may seem harmless. (How will they ever know, amirite?)

BUT - Think about how the world you now live in allows you to be a digital nomad, and all the ways technology has made that possible. The U.S. government is quite capable of finding out what you’re doing while in the U.S., as well as things in your past from your applications. If you’re caught providing untrue information, your ability to travel to the U.S. will be more difficult or even impossible. What are some outcomes of willful misrepresentation?

  • No more ESTA waivers. Once you are denied an ESTA, you will be required to obtain a different type of visa from the consulate/embassy in your home country to allow you to travel to the U.S. This is a more complicated process than filling out an online form and paying a small fee. [Fees are higher, time to get approved is much longer, and it is more likely to be denied due to your original ESTA denial.]
  • Your dreams of becoming a U.S. permanent resident or citizen is at risk. Prior issues like short overstays, working without authorization, and insignificant white lies might be overlooked by the U.S. government to allow for non-immigration travel, but if you decide you want to stay in the U.S. and get a green card, you face a new set of issues that could make it impossible to get such a privilege.

The U.S. does not have a “remote worker” visa or “digital nomad” visa, like some countries have introduced. However, it does have a number of other possible visa options, including a Tourist/Business visa, that could work depending on your specific situation and goals.

Talk to us today. You can get the answers you need to make the decisions to live your nomadic dreams.

Important Facts about U.S. Visas 

You can submit a visa application up to one year in advance of your travels, but should apply at least six months in advance to avoid premium processing fees.
Even if you're not making money as an artist visiting the U.S., you'll likely require a visa, with exceptions in very limited circumstances. The question is whether you are an "Amateur" or "Professional."
If you perform in the U.S. on a tourist visa, you risk inability to obtain future U.S. visas or a green card.
Visa approvals are possible with timely, complete and accurate petitions upon initial submission.
An experienced attorney can guide Creatives through the complexities of U.S. immigration law.

Our Promises to Our Clients

Transparency
Upfront, all-inclusive flat fees. Clear communication. Truth and Honesty.

Accessibility
Always available. No matter the time zone. 24/7. Worldwide.

Convenience
Big city lawyering. Small town rates. Legal counsel at your fingertips on your schedule.

Innovation
Creative, actionable solutions that meet our clients' goals.

Commitment
Dedication to our clients' cases. We strive to achieve positive outcomes 100% of the time.

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