Our Services

Immigration Services done right.

Your Serotte attorney will listen closely to your needs and then identify the right vehicle to get you there. Whether you’re an employer wishing to hire a foreign worker, or an individual trying to remain in the U.S., we understand the nuances of each type of visa, and will work diligently to get you on your way.

Corporate Immigration

H1-B

Allows U.S. employers to employ foreign workers with a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent in a specific specialty.

H-3

Allows foreign nationals to receive training, in most fields, that is unavailable in their home country; also allows special education exchange visitors to participate in training programs.

E-1

Allows foreign nationals of a treaty nation to enter the U.S. solely to engage in international trade.

E-2

Allows individuals of a treaty nation to work inside the U.S. based on an investment in the U.S. company.

E-3

Allows Australian citizens to temporarily work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation until completion of a work assignment.

L-1

For employees of an international company with offices in the U.S. and abroad; allows foreign executives, managers and specialize knowledge workers to relocate to the U.S. location after certain terms are met.

J-1

For research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in internships or training programs, especially useful to obtain business training in the U.S.

F-1

For international students wishing to study and gain practical training in the U.S.; for undergraduate or advanced degrees.

B-1

For business-related activities, such as attending a conference or business meetings, but not for conducting business.

O-1

For individuals with extraordinary ability in various fields, such as science, business, athletics and arts.

Family & Individual Immigrations

Family Green Card

Green cards for spouses, parents, & other relatives; fiancé(e) visa

Citizenship

All aspects of citizenship and naturalization

B Visitor Visas

B-1 and B-2 visitor visas, change of status, extension of status

DACA

Deportation protection and work authorization

VAWA Green Cards

Permanent Residence for victims of violence by a family member

Writ of Mandamus

A lawsuit to compel USCIS to act on a petition

Diversity Green Card

Green cards for citizens of countries with low immigration rates to the U.S.

Business Individuals

B-1

For business-related activities, such as attending a conference or business meetings, but not for conducting business.

B-2

For persons entering the U.S. for pleasure or medical treatment.

F-1

For international students wishing to study and gain practical training in the U.S.; for undergraduate or advanced degrees.

M-1

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J-1

For research scholars, professors and exchange visitors participating in internships or training programs, especially useful to obtain business training in the U.S.

E-1

Allows foreign nationals of a treaty nation to enter the U.S. solely to engage in international trade.

E-2

Allows individuals of a treaty nation to work inside the U.S. based on an investment in the U.S. company.

E-3

Allows Australian citizens to temporarily work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation until completion of a work assignment.

L-1

For employees of an international company with offices in the U.S. and abroad; allows foreign executives, managers and specialize knowledge workers to relocate to the U.S. location after certain terms are met.

Other Visas

P-1

For athletes entering the U.S. to perform at a specific athletic competitions at an internationally recognized level of performance.

TN

Allows citizens of Canada and Mexico, as NAFTA professionals to work in the U.S. in prearranged activities for U.S. or foreign employers.

Form 1-192

A form of forgiveness waiver for certain individuals who are inadmissible under U.S. immigration law.

EB-5

Employment-based visa for owners of businesses or investment companies for investments that meet certain dollar limits and conditions.

H1-B1

Allows citizens of Singapore and Chile to temporarily work in the U.S. in a specialty occupation until completion of a work assignment.

Making the case for green card approval.

U.S. immigration laws provide a number of ways for individuals to apply for a green card to live permanently in the U.S. Are you a foreign national already in the U.S. but wish to adjust your status to become a lawful permanent resident? This means that you may apply for a green card without having to return to your home country to complete visa processing, though the eligibility requirements will depend on your immigrant category, such as family or employment.

Serotte Law offers decades of experience in helping foreign nationals obtain their green cards. We will work closely with you to understand your long-term objectives, taking into consideration your family situation or your employment status. We have successfully filed petitions for even the most complex cases.

Marriage and Family-Based Green Cards

If you wish to join your spouse, partner or another family member by obtaining a marriage and family green card, we have you covered. When you are outside the U.S. and want to obtain a green card, you must do so through the family visa USA process and consular processing, beginning by filing Form I-130 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). At Serotte Law, we care about your case. We know what’s personally at stake for you and your loved ones, and will work closely with you and your family members to successful resolution.

Employment-based Green Card Strategies

We have significant experience in working with both employers and foreign nationals on employment-based (EB) green card strategies, including EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 “preference based” categories as well as EB-5 investors green cards. This includes Extraordinary Ability, multinational executives and managers, National Interest Waivers, and Outstanding Researchers and Professors. Even if you didn’t get picked in the H1-B lottery, or your six-year limit is coming to an end, we may still be able to develop a strategy for you.

We’ll start the process by partnering with you from your Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) to USCIS, all the way through the attainment of your green card. If your ultimate goal is U.S. citizenship, Serotte Law will work with you to open doors.

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With offices in Buffalo, New York, Silicon Valley and Toronto, Serotte Law is strategically located to support employers who want to live and prosper in the U.S. Our experienced team has seen it all when working to keep people in the country. We focus on making it happen for our clients so you can focus on what you came to this country to do, grow your business.