Immigration

Experience

  • Construction

    Represents an international construction company with regard to highly specialized and managerial intra-company personnel transfers. Recent accomplishments include a substantial

  • Manufacturing

    Represents one of the world's leading pump manufacturers on all immigration-related matters, including processing L-1A and L-1B visas through the Company, L-1 Blanket Program for its

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Overview

Whether you are a corporation, investor or start-up company seeking proper work permits and visas for training and hiring employees in the U.S., an organization seeking to coordinate with foreign immigration specialists to transfer U.S. employees abroad, or a business seeking to ensure immigration compliance, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by the complex, rapidly changing requirements and processes.

Through comprehensive knowledge of the legal, political and business context in which immigration and naturalization concerns arise, Munsch Hardt’s Immigration Practice enables clients to operate successfully in a world where capital and business opportunities have no borders. Our team’s understanding of the bureaucratic intricacies and our frequent interaction with U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Labor and State, as well as their counterparts around the world, assure our attorneys’ ability to effectively represent the clients. 

We work with companies and individuals to address visa and work authorization needs of U.S. and global personnel, including professionals, managers and executives, treaty investors/traders, essential workers, persons of extraordinary ability, corporate trainees and students. And, on any given day, our team is working with companies and their employees active in the construction, education, energy, engineering, health care, manufacturing, media, telecommunications, technology and transportations industries. Areas of emphasis include the following:

  • Business visitor/pleasure visas (B-1/B-2)
  • Trainee visas (H-3)
  • Consular applications and renewals
  • Treaty trader/investor visas (E-1/E-2)
  • I-9 compliance and employer sanctions issues
  • I-131 advance paroles and reentry permits
  • I-140 immigrant petitions
  • I-485 adjustment of status
  • I-539 extensions/change of status
  • I-765 employment authorizations
  • Intracompany transferee visas (L-1)
  • Religious worker visas (R-1)
  • National interest waivers
  • Professional visas (H-1B)
  • Student visas (F-1)
  • Temporary worker visas (H-2B)
  • PERM certifications
  • Trainee and exchange visas (J-1)
  • Performer visas (artists, athletes, entertainers) (P)
  • Obtaining U.S. permanent residence through employment, investment or family relationships (EB-5)
  • TN NAFTA work authorizations
     
  • N-400 applications for naturalizationbull;N-600 applications for certificate of citizenship
  • Extraordinary ability visas (scientists, artists, athletes and others) (O)
     
  • Short and long-term planning of both permanent and temporary international transfers of personnel for corporate clients
  • Coordination of outbound immigration work with foreign law firms
 

Munsch Hardt’s team works closely with clients on the front-end to develop and execute innovative immigration management programs to ensure client objectives are met on time and under budget; however, our practice extends well beyond developing strategies to streamline the immigration process for inbound and outbound employees. We also counsel corporate clients on hiring and termination decisions concerning foreign nationals, immigration compliance, employer sanctions and anti-discrimination issues.

While our Immigration teams is highly-skilled at handling major employment-based transactions, and possesses unique knowledge and experience with global visa work, we also enjoy the opportunity to assist individual clients with family-based immigration, including green card and naturalization applications.

Why We're Different

At Munsch Hardt, we know that handling immigration matters involves much more than completing and processing forms – you’re putting your livelihood in our hands, and that’s a responsibility we take seriously. Our team is meticulously thorough in every aspect of each immigration case. We’re committed to going above and beyond to remove the anxiety from the situation, personally guide you through every step of the process and help you reach its conclusion as quickly and seamlessly as possible.

Our lawyers are available around the clock to address clients’ questions and concerns. It is because of this dedication to excellence that Munsch Hardt is ranked by Chambers USA –Texas and named the 2017 “Immigration Law Firm of the Year – Texas” by Corporate INTL magazine. These prestigious awards recognize leading advisers from around the world and commemorates firms for providing excellent service and expertise to their clients throughout the year.

Our attorneys are extensively published in trade journals, quoted in news articles and participate in speaking engagements. In addition, our Immigration attorneys publish a monthly eNewsletter for clients, highlighting the latest developments in Immigration law. To view recent issues of the eNewsletter, please click here