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Sacramento Immigration Attorney

Our office specializes in obtaining visas for professionals, business owners, and families. We are conveniently located in Midtown Sacramento, California. We serve clients throughout California, the U.S. and abroad.

Kanter Immigration Law offers affordable expert legal advice regarding:

  • Temporary Work visas – H-1B, H-2B, L-1, O-1, and R-1
  • Permanent resident status – “green cards”
  • Sponsoring employees for residence and PERM labor certification
  • Extraordinary ability and national interest waiver visas (EB-1 and EB-2)
  • E-2 treaty investors and EB-5 immigrant investors
  • TN and TD visas under NAFTA
  • F-1 student visas and J-1 trainees
  • Family visas including K-1 fiance(e), K-3 and V visas
  • Waivers of inadmissibility
  • Naturalization and citizenship
  • Expedited requests
  • Processing times and policy changes
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

For employers and HR Professionals: We provide clear and comprehensive compliance advice for employers on job classification, prevailing wage, recruitment and maintenance of employee status.

Sponsoring Employees for Permanent Residence A Summary for Employers: PERM Process

Immigrant status, or permanent residence in the U.S. (the “green card”), allows an employee to live and work in the U.S. and apply for U.S. citizenship after five years. Employer-sponsored immigrants fall into three… (continue)

U.S. Visa Processing

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. State Department have rigorous standards in reviewing applications and visa requests. Choosing the wrong visa category or filing an incomplete application can result in denial or long delays in visa processing. We work diligently on behalf of U.S. employers and international investors in a variety of global industries, including:

  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Health Services and Medical Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Higher Education and Research
  • International Trade
  • Arts and Entertainment

For employees: We provide legal strategy for all family members and answer questions on processing times, how to prove work history, travel permits, mortgages, drivers’ licenses, and other issues.

For foreign investors: We offer a comprehensive strategy for obtaining and maintaining E-2 status and permanent residence at affordable rates.

For family petitioners: We provide up to date counseling on the best strategies to immigrate family members or allow them to come to the U.S. with temporary visas.

Requirements for an H-1B Specialty Worker

H-1B specialty worker visa petitions are filed with Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) by U.S. employers seeking the temporary services of persons whose work requires a bachelor’s or higher degree in a “specialty occupation.” Acceptable positions include most jobs in computer science, architecture, engineering, the sciences, medicine and health, education, business management, accounting and law. H-1B status usually is granted for three years and extensions can be … (continue)

Visa Options for Business Owners and Investors

Business owners or investors who are interested in long-term visas to conduct business in the U.S. have several options under the U.S. immigration laws. Immigrant status, or permanent residence in the U.S. (the “green card”), allows the business owner to live and work in the U.S., and to apply for U.S. citizenship after a period of five years. Many potential investors are aware of the “million dollar investor” … (continue)

E-1/E-2 Treaty Trader or Investor Visas

The U.S. has commercial treaties with a number of countries that permit citizens of those countries to establish a business in the U.S. and reside here on a long-term basis. If you are a citizen of a treaty country and own at least 50% of a U.S. company, you may qualify for status as an E visa holder. Treaty traders (E-1 visa holders) are… (continue)

Professional Sacramento Lawyer

Attorney Ann Kanter is a State of California Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law with over 35 years of experience in immigration law. Her firm has received several awards and recognition by other lawyers and immigration professionals, including the highest AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell’s legal rating service.

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Kanter Immigration Law Office
517A 19th Street
Sacramento, CA  95811
(916) 443-6918


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