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Selected Business Visa Options for Spanish Nationals
08/14/2012
Brent T. Huddleston, Larry B. Pascal

The U.S. immigration system is divided into three basic categories: (1) nonimmigrant, or temporary visas; (2) immigrant visas, or “green cards”; and (3) U.S. citizenship. When first considering a temporary or permanent move to the U.S., one must first assess the temporary visa categories that could be appropriate for the trip to the U.S. There are dozens of temporary visa categories to consider, and each category has its own intended purpose and eligibility criteria. Some visa categories are only available for nationals of certain countries.

This paper provides an overview of the United States Immigration System for Spanish nationals looking to move to the U.S. for employment. Topics include:

  • H-1B Category for Specialty Occupations
  • L-1 Category for Intracompany Transferees
  • E-2 Category for Investors and Essential Employees

To read the full paper, click on the PDF linked below.

PDF - Business-Visa-Options-Spanish-Nationals.pdf