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U.S. Immigration Law & Visa Services
Find Out More About Visas and U.S. Immigration Law
The following are useful links for more information on immigration, regulations, visa and consular processes, and U.S. tax information.  For more detailed advice, it is best to contact an attorney:            American Immigration Lawyers Association                   Immigration Law Articles, Information Resource          Immigration Forms, Regulations and Information             U.S. Customs and Border Protection               U.S. Internal Revenue Service   Consular and Visa Information, Visa Wait Times
The following is a list of some of the main category of temporary non-immigrant visas available for work, study and investing in the United States.  This is not an exhaustive list.  For more detailed advice and information on possibilities for permanent immigration to the U.S., contact us.

B-1    Temporary Visitor for Business
B-2    Temporary Visitor for Pleasure/Tourism
E-1    Treaty Trader
E-2    Treaty Investor
F-1    Student Visa
H-1B  Alien in a Specialty Occupation
J-1     Exchange Visitor
L-1     Intracompany Transferee (Executive, Managerial and
          Specialized Knowledge Personnel)
O-1    Alien with Extraordinary Ability in Arts, Science or Business
  P-1     Internationally Recognized Athlete or Member Internationally 
                                                   Recognized Entertainment Group

Information Regarding the Visa Waiver Program

Nationals of Visa Waiver Countries who are coming to the U.S. for tourist or business reasons for 90 days or less may do so without a visa, if they posses a biometric passport, register on-line through the new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), and meet the standard VWP conditions.

  • Information on the ESTA Program, click here
  • Visa Waiver Program quick reference hand-out, click here
  • For a Visa Waiver Program travel guide, click here
  • To see if your German passport is valid for travel without a visa, check here
  • For a list of the countries that are eligible for visa waiver travel and for further information, check the U.S. State Department website or U.S. Customs and Border Protection website.


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