Immigration

If Corporate Immigration is on Your Agenda, Then Daniel Serna Law PLLC Will Provide You with a Solution

Whether you handle corporate immigration for an energy company, bank, industrial or oil development firm, research institute, or high-tech manufacturer, Daniel Serna knows what you and your company need and can deliver a solution.

Corporate immigration is a sensitive legal concern for any small, large, growing or multinational business. Visas and permanent residence related to an international relocation can be smooth for you and your employees, keep projects on track, develop more business, and maintain legal compliance for your company in the United States. When the stakes are high, trust an experienced law firm for the immigration needs and concerns of your business. That’s the solution that Daniel Serna Law can provide.

Daniel Serna Law is a team of immigration lawyers that understands the corporate immigration needs of your industry. We combine the skills and credentials of a large firm with the personal attention you and your international employees deserve.

YOU DESERVE

Experienced Attorneys in Immigration Law

Immigration Policy, Strategic Planning and Compliance Experience

Advanced Online Resources and Direct Contact

Seamless Integration of U.S. and Global Visa Services

Flexibility to Meet Tight Deadlines and Resolve Problems Quickly

Full Availability by Phone, Email, or In Person

Who We Are

Daniel Serna Law is a business immigration law firm combining personalized service and comprehensive capabilities to meet the global immigration demands of multinational corporations.

From our base in San Antonio, Texas, we handle global immigration for companies worldwide dealing with the U.S. State Department, Citizenship & Immigration Service, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and immigration authorities in other countries. We have online capabilities to process applications quickly and monitor changes in the law while keeping you up to date on current immigration regulations.

These are the Strengths that Daniel Serna Law has to Meet Your Immigration Law Needs:

Our diverse clientele includes multinational corporations, large-cap companies, oil and gas businesses, religious institutions, musicians, high tech manufacturers, hospitals, universities, small businesses, and individuals.

Our global client base spans across Mexico, Japan, South Africa, Germany, France, England, Spain, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Slovenia, Guatemala, Colombia, India, Canada, U.K., Argentina, Russia, Pakistan, Italy, Serbia, and other countries.

We are experienced with U.S. non-immigrant visas and permanent residence, citizenship services, employment eligibility (I-9) verifications, global visa services, immigration court hearings, and Board of Immigration appeals.

We can assist with corporate compliance, US Department of Homeland Security I-9 audits and inspections, worksite matters, and notices of inspection.

TEMPORARY WORK VISAS

Daniel Serna Law is experienced in filing a broad range of temporary work visas at the U.S. embassies and consulates around the world and in changing visa status within the United States.

There are many visas and you may be asking yourself which visa is right for you or what strategy is best for you and your family? Which one is best for your employee? Which is best if you are an investor? How long is it good for? What do you need to qualify? How can you become a legal permanent resident or a U.S. citizen?

Types of Temporary Work Visas:
  • Business visitors (B-1)
  • Visas for professional positions requiring a bachelor’s degree (H-1B, TN and E-3)
  • International executives (L-1A)
  • Specialized knowledge transferees (L-1B)
  • Investors, executives, key employees and supervisory employees (E‑1 and E‑2)
  • Outstanding ability in business, arts, science and athletics (O‑1 or P‑1)
  • Members of the Media (Media Visa)
  • Physicians under an exchange program (J‑1)
  • Religious workers (R‑1)
  • International students (F‑1, M‑1 and OPT)
  • Fiancées and Spouses of U.S. citizens (K‑1 and K‑3)
Daniel Serna Law offers comprehensive, efficient, and tailored solutions specific to each of our client’s needs for recruiting and hiring the best talent from anywhere in the world. Daniel Serna Law has experience in processing U.S. visas that include:

H-1B Specialty Occupation
L-1A & L-1B Intracompany Transferees
E2 Treaty Trader Visas
TN NAFTA – Canada and Mexico Profession Based Visas
R-1 Religious Worker and Organization Visas
P-1 Professional Athletes and Teams, and Entertainment Industry Visas
O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas, and many others

PERMANENT RESIDENCE

Obtaining permanent residence or a legal permanent resident “green card” status allows an individual to work, study, and live in the U.S. without the time limitations of a temporary work visa.

For many individuals with extraordinary talents or specialized knowledge, the first step typical of the green card process is through employment. Either a PERM Labor Certification Application or an I-140 immigrant petition may be used based on having an extraordinary ability, acting as an outstanding researcher or professor, being an international manager or executive, or serving the U.S. national interest.

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs), by law, are allowed to sponsor qualifying family members for visas that can provide permanent residence including parents, spouses, children, and siblings. Family immigration is a complicated and lengthy process that can be difficult to navigate both inside the United States and around the world through U.S. Embassies and Consulates abroad. Daniel Serna Law is passionate about uniting and reuniting families abroad with their U.S. and Permanent Resident Relatives in the United States. Daniel Serna Law assists and guides families through the diverse process and applications including:

  • Immigrant Petitions and Family Based Visas
  • Adjustment of Status and Obtaining Green Cards
  • Consular Processing at U.S. Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
  • DACA “Dreamer” Applications – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Spousal (K-3) and Fiancee (K-1) based visas
  • Other Family Based Immigration Options

EB5 INVESTORS AND IMMIGRATING THROUGH INVESTMENT (E-2 VISAS)

Daniel Serna Law specializes in providing individual foreign investors on how to immigrate to the United States under the EB-5 Investor Category. We are dedicated to advising foreign investors on how investment offers the opportunity to immigrate to the U.S. whether for themselves, their family, or key employees. Our firm will assist foreign investors in obtaining their immigration objectives through investment transactions like the EB-5 immigrant visa.

NATURALIZATION AND U.S. CITIZENSHIP

Daniel Serna Law believes in helping all our clients obtain citizenship as a final step in their immigration journey. The process can be arduous, but our firm is ready to guide you through the entire naturalization process, from beginning, to interview, to the ceremony while doing everything in our power to ensure you obtain U.S. Citizenship and accomplish your naturalization goals.

Some individuals may not understand or know the true benefits between a Legal Permanent Resident or “Green Card Holder” and a U.S. Citizen, but some of those benefits include:

  • Ability to Travel Without Ever Losing Your Residency Status
  • Ability and Right to Sponsor Family Relatives for Permanent Residence
  • Right to Have a U.S. Passport
  • Right to Vote in a U.S. Elections
  • Right to Serve on a Jury
  • Right to Apply for and Receive Government Benefits

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY I-9 INSPECTIONS AND WORKPLACE COMPLIANCE, E-VERIFY

Due to Form I-9 inspections and a trend towards increased U.S. Department of Homeland Security enforcement, our firm offers services to U.S. employers to help them incorporate their immigration objectives, personnel, and recruitment efforts as a centrally-managed legal compliance issue. Our firm can assist businesses with the expertise, guidance, and compliance advice needed in all matters related to verification and anti-discrimination regulations governing the hiring and retention of foreign-based employees. We also provide internal audits and guidance to avoid federal employer sanctions for Form I-9 and other employment-related violations.

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