Business Immigration Law

An Experienced South Florida Legal Practice

Mr. Padilla's Business Immigration Law practice focuses on employment-based immigration, which includes nonimmigrant visas for temporary workers and permanent visas for permanent workers. A bulk of the immigration matters handled by Mr. Padilla and his team of legal professionals include visas and permanent residency for foreign national investors.

Comprehensive Business-Focused Immigration Services

The immigration practice includes advising foreign national individuals and businesses regarding the specific options and paths to immigrate to the United States. This involves providing counseling, planning and developing the appropriate strategy, filing the application with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and/or the applicable U.S. Consulate and, when necessary, providing litigation services, including filing appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and other immigration agencies.

The immigration and nationality law matters handled by Mr. Padilla and his team of legal professionals include advising clients regarding:

  • Employment-Based Visas
  • Investor Visas
  • Artist Visas
  • Work Permits
  • Visas for Intracompany Transferees
  • Permanent Residency (Green Cards)
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

Some of the most common nonimmigrant visas handled for clients include the following:

  • L-1A visas (transferred employees)
  • E-1 and E-2 visas (treaty traders and treaty investors)
  • H-1B visas (professional employees)
  • O-1 visas (artists and persons with extraordinary ability)
  • J-1 visas (trainees)

We also prepare petitions for U.S. permanent residency, known as immigrant visas, such as:

  • EB-1 visas (transferred employees and persons with extraordinary ability)
  • EB-2 visas (professional employees with advanced degrees)
  • EB-3 visas (professionals, skilled workers and other workers)
  • EB-5 visas (employment creation investors), including EB-5 regional centers

Over the last 15 years, Mr. Padilla and his team of legal professionals have represented and filed over 300 immigration petitions with USCIS and/or the applicable U.S. Foreign Consulate on behalf of foreign nationals from all over the world.

Santiago J. Padilla is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which provides members with a wealth of updated information regarding new legislation, governmental policy changes, immigration processing times and other general immigration matters. AILA also provides advocacy for its members in connection with legal topics of interest to its members and their clients. In certain cases, AILA has acted as liaison with respect to immigration issues that affect AILA members and their clients in an effort to obtain appropriate relief and assistance. For more information, see

Learn More About The Firm

We invite you to learn more about attorney Santiago J. Padilla and his business immigration practice. Call the Miami office at 800-483-7197 to schedule a consultation. You may also start the process by completing and submitting the firm's online contact form.