Because of the special relationship between Canada and the U.S., Canadian citizens have special benefits under U.S. immigration law. Unlike citizens of most other countries, Canadians may apply for certain visas at the border. Canadians are also eligible for a TN or NAFTA work visa for certain forms of employment.
Since its inception Millar & Hayes Immigration Lawyers has been dedicated to the idea of U.S. immigration cross-border facilitation. We are one of the few U.S. law firms to focus significant energy on helping Canadians seeking to enter the United States. With so many Canadians applying for visas and permanent residence each year, the United States / Canada border represents much more than an imaginary boundary between two nations. Every year tens of thousands of Canadians seek entry into the United States with the intent to work or live. These are our clients.
When possible, we cross the border with you. We offer the presence of a U.S. immigration lawyer directly at the border crossing should your case require it. Because we have successfully handled these situations so many times before, an ideal outcome is much more likely. Because we also have offices in Seattle, WA we have the unique ability to easily and fully follow up your case with immigration courts and USCIS facilities in the United States as well.
Every day we handle business cases such as B visas, L petitions, H1-B visas, O and P visas, TN visas, E visas, and more. Contact us to find out what immigration options could best serve you and your business. Your business immigration interests will be safe under our guidance.
We specialize in visas for investors, with a great deal of experience with E-2 and EB-5 cases in particular. Contact us if you are interested in gaining a visa or lawful permanent resident status (green card) through investment in a U.S. business. We are happy to connect you directly to an investor visa specialist.
As a result of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian citizens benefit when coming to the U.S. to engage in certain professional activities. The TN visa allows a Canadian professional to work in the U.S.. Call or email with any questions you have. We are always happy to let you speak directly with a NAFTA expert.
Family-based visas are available to unite U.S. citizens and permanent residents with their relatives. Through enormous experience, our firm has developed specialty practice areas with K-1 Fiancé(e) visas, spousal visas, 'green card' (Lawful Permanent Residence), and citizenship cases. Contact us to find out how to obtain immigration benefits through family.
A nonimmigrant waiver is a document granted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) that allows entry into the United States for those deemed otherwise as inadmissible. Any Canadian possessing a criminal record (or who has been denied entry into the U.S.) should contact us to determine their eligibility to benefit from a waiver.
Millar & Hayes works with these case types every day. Our offices keep abreast of the changes in the constantly evolving field of U.S. immigration law and we provide our clients with creative strategies by considering all options available to meet their goals. We schedule detailed consultations by telephone, email or in person. Our cohesive team of lawyers and support staff have enormous expertise in all aspects of U.S. immigration and are specifically experienced in overcoming the barriers to U.S. immigration from Canada. We can meet with clients on either side of the border and can also represent them in-person at the border crossing. We have experience with the consulates in Canada and their quirks and preferences. We have extensive experience with both typical and unusual problems presented by Canadians wishing to immigrate for both business and personal reasons.
If you are serious about getting legal assistance, scheduling a consultation is the best place to start. Spend up to a full hour with a U.S. immigration lawyer to discuss the details of your case, get answers to your questions, work through complex issues and supporting documents and plan an immigration strategy for obtaining benefits. To make the process as easy as possible, our reasonable consultation cost is deducted from your legal fees should you decide to move forward with your case.