Our office, together with our partners, provides professional immigration legal services to both corporate and individual clients, with an emphasis on employment, family and consular processing issues. With more than 40 years of cumulative experience our areas of expertise include obtaining investor work visas for multinational companies (E-1 and E-2) and identifying and implementing visa options (L-1, H-1B, O-1, EB-1) for start ups, small businesses as well as publicly traded organizations.
We utilize our expertise to tailor a unique strategy for each client that will suit his/her family and business needs. Our goal is to meet the immediate visa requirements but also develop a long term “immigration” road map to ensure the client’s on-going success in the US markets.
There are two main categories for obtaining visa for the United States. A temporary work visas, which refer to a temporary residency in the United States, and a permanent visa, which allowa permanent residency (Green Card) to the United States.
The Visa Types for non-immigrant visas:
B-1 visa– The B-1 visa category allows foreign business persons to enter the U.S. for temporary periods of time to “conduct business” on behalf of their foreign employer.
L-1 Visa – The L1 visa allows an employee to enter the US for purposes of employment with a US office related by ownership to the overseas office. The L-1 visa holder is employed in an executive, managerial or specialized knowledge capacity in the US.
E-1 Visa- The E-1 Visa allows an individual to enter and work in the US based upon trade that exists between the U.S. and Israel, or any other country which has entered into the treaty with the U.S.
E-2 Investor Visa– the E-2 visa allows an individual to enter and work in the US based on an investment in a U.S. business. The majority of the shares of the U.S. company must be held by nationals of the treaty country.
H1B Visa – The H-1B visa is a visa that permits a US company to temporarily hire foreign workers in a “specialty occupation”. A specialty occupation is an occupation which requires a higher level of education and training.
O1A/O1B Visa – The O-1 non-immigrant visa category is for an individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, business, or athletics, arts, motion pictures or television industry.
The P visa category is appropriate for a group of artists entering the US, athletes and culturally unique artists.
F-1 Visa – F-1 Visa for (Academic Student) visas are used by students for Academic and Language training Courses.
M1 Visa – The M visa is used by a person who wishes to do a non-academic or vocational course. M-1 allows a visa holders to attend technical and vocational programs.
J-1 visa – The J-1 visa category, also known as the Exchange Visitor Visa. It is a temporary visa for the purpose of study- and or work for foreign visitors who are sponsored by an organization enrolled in an exchange program approved by the US Department of State.
K-1 visa – A k-1 visa is also called a fiance’ visa, allows the fiance of a US citizen to enter the US for a limited time.
U.S. immigration law provides variety of ways to become lawful permanent residents (Green Card) through employment in the US. These employment-based (EB) “preference immigrant” categories include:
Third preference (EB-3) – skilled workers, professionals, or other workers
U.S. immigration law provides ways to become lawful permanent residents (a Green Card holder) through Family Based Petitions I-130. In some cases, a U.S. citizen or a US Permanent Resident can sponsor the immigration of a family member to the U.S
We have been working with the law firm of Iftach Hanan & Co. for some time in the field of applying for foreign expert work licenses in Israel. As a leading company in our field, we carry out many projects that require the purchase of advanced machinery and upgrading the production system in our factories on a regular basis, while utilizing the services of foreign experts.
From the moment we turned to Adv. Iftach Hanan, we realized that we were already in a different place- a sense of service, professionalism, availability, and providing an efficient and quick response to any problem, issuing work permits on tight schedules, and doing everything possible for the sake of the project. Real professionals, great job!
Elbit Systems - Cyclone Ltd., is engaged in the production and design of aerospace parts for the military and civilian market for the best aircraft manufacturers in the United States, and most of its activities are for defense exports.
I would like to thank you and the firm's staff for their fruitful cooperation, and for your thorough, efficient and professional service.
Your guidance in the process of applying for visas has proven itself, particularly against the background of COVID-19 and in light of the complexities involved both with the suppliers abroad and with the authorities in Israel. I enjoy working with you, especially because of the courtesy and sense of partnership for which I am grateful.
For about two years, our company has been using the services of the Iftach Hanan & Co. law firm for the purpose of applying for long-term and short-term foreign expert work permits.
In light of the complexity that currently exists with the authorities abroad and in Israel regarding the issuing of work permits and the immigration of foreign experts, Iftach Hanan's services have proven themselves more than once to be professional, courteous and fast.
Therefore, I would like to thank Iftach and his dedicated employees for the availability, personal attention, and accompanying services pertaining to the above.
We at Coral Energy provide services to a large number of Israeli and international companies.
In recent years, we have been working together with the Iftach Hanan & Co. law firm, which specializes in applying for work permits and work visas for foreign experts who wish to work in Israel.
Adv. Iftach Hanan and the staff in his firm are well versed in immigration law to Israel and in the field of commercial immigration in particular. Their services include responsiveness at any hour of the day, efficient and fast work, and quick and efficient problem-solving.
Throughout our time working together, Iftach and his team have proven their integrity and reliability, professionalism, willingness to work non-routine hours, and impressive results.
We strongly recommend that you contact the Iftach Hanan & Co. law firm when dealing with immigration issues and applying for work permits and work visas for foreign experts and workers.