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Balch & Bingham's Immigration Practice provides business immigration services to individuals and corporate entities of all sizes. Our practice group has full time immigration attorneys who specialize in the field and are attuned to the ever-changing and complex landscape of U.S. immigration. Our clients include public utilities, financial institutions, health care providers, religious institutions, universities, non-profit organizations, and individuals like doctors, engineers, university professors, information technology professionals, scientists, entrepreneurs, foreign investors, professional performers and other highly trained specialists. We manage all details of an immigration case and rely heavily on attorneys in our other practice groups including tax, health care, corporate, compensation and employee benefits, labor and employment, to ensure all aspects of a case are handled by expert attorneys. To ensure that we provide cutting edge and compliant legal services, we keep up to date on all U.S. immigration laws, pertinent Congressional legislation and relevant government agency policies, and we utilize best practice approaches. Our experience includes the following:

Employer Immigration Compliance

  • I-9 policy development, compliance and training
  • I-9 Audits and/or Investigation by ICE or other Government Audit and Investigations
  • Electronic I-9 creation and retention
  • Selection of compliant Electronic I-9 vendors
  • Internal I-9 audits in order to correct and remediate I-9 violations
  • Registration and use of E-Verify, including E-Verify requirements for Federal Contractors under FAR
  • State and Local immigration laws and regulations
  • Contractor I-9 Compliance and FAR E-Verify flow-down requirements
  • Labor Condition Application audits by DOL
  • Office of Special Counsel Investigations
  • Immigration compliance related to mergers, acquisitions, reductions in force and corporate restructuring
  • U.S. export control laws relating to the transfer or export of defense related-articles or technology to employees that are not U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents

Immigration Services for Foreign Nationals and Employers

We provide end-to-end case management services to ensure that foreign national employees obtain and maintain lawful immigration status throughout the duration of their employment and stay in the United States. We utilize the latest software for case management in order to track all aspects of a case and to allow us to service our clients in a cost-effective and collaborative manner. These services include:

  • Temporary Admission to U.S. by Visa Exempt Persons 
  • Non Immigrant Visas
    • Temporary Visitors:
    • B-1 & B-2 Visas
    • Visas for Students and Trainees: F, M, J and H-3 Visas
    • Visas for Business Personnel: H, L, E, E-3 (Australia), O, P, Q and R (Religious Worker) Visas
    • Family-Related Visas for Fiancées, Spouses and Children of U.S. Citizens and LPR’s
    • Transit, Crewmen: C, D
    • J-1 home residency and other waivers
    • Consular Processing of Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Immigrant Visas
    • PERM Labor Certification Applications for Employment Based Immigration
    • Immigrant Visa Petitions Based on Employment (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4)
    • Immigrant Visa Petitions for Investors and Entrepreneurs (EB-5)
    • Immigrant Visa Petitions Based on Family Relationships
    • Permanent Residence Application with Related Work and Travel Authorizations
    • Consular Processing Immigrant Visa Petitions
  • Naturalization Process Applications