Both domestic and international companies invest heavily in their most valuable resources: their employees. Attorneys in Armstrong Teasdale’s Immigration practice area protect this investment by securing temporary visas, permanent residence and U.S. citizenship for our clients’ foreign employees without disrupting their businesses.
Our team has extensive experience assisting corporate clients in obtaining U.S. permanent residence status for their employees by obtaining labor certification or petitioning the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to classify individuals as either outstanding researchers, individuals with extraordinary ability or as multinational executives or managers.
Our team also has experience in securing a variety of nonimmigrant visas including:
- E-1 / E-2 – Treaty Traders and Investors
- H-1B / H-3 – Professionals / Trainees
- L-1A / L-1B – Intracompany Transfer
- O-1 – Extraordinary Ability
- TN – North American Free Trade Agreement (Canadian or Mexican)
We also represent corporate clients on workplace compliance issues, including I-9 issues as well as audits conducted by the Department of Labor or the Department of Homeland Security. The Immigration practice area also assists corporate clients involved in mergers and acquisitions to ensure that the foreign employees involved in a corporate reorganization maintain their immigration status.
In addition, our immigration lawyers provide services to individuals on a variety of issues, including obtaining permanent residence status through marriage to a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. We also assist individuals in obtaining business visas, fiancé visas, travel documents, work authorization documents, and naturalization and citizenship processing.
Through Armstrong Teasdale’s membership in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, our team also assists corporate clients on a variety of outbound immigration matters. We work with local counsel around the world to help corporate clients seeking to transfer abroad employees who are either U.S. citizens or citizens of other countries residing in the United States by securing appropriate work and travel documents.
Our immigration team and other Armstrong Teasdale professionals are able to provide bilingual services in Dutch, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, Cantonese and French.