Employment visas

Putting our expertise to work

We leverage our unrivaled legal expertise to develop innovative and effective solutions to deliver exceptional service to every client.


Employment authorization and work visas

A core service since 1980, BAL has the proven processes, quality controls, proprietary technology and strategic thinking to ensure your talented employees are in place to change the world.


Permanent residency

BAL helps you navigate legal complexities, internal policies and competitive environments to ensure your permanent residence program maintains a sustainable advantage in recruiting and retaining talent.



From analyzing the impact of acquiring another citizenship to investigating the various paths to citizenship, we’ve helped thousands of individuals obtain citizenship in a new country.


Business visas

We deliver fast, compliant solutions to ensure your employees are able to travel with confidence.


Sports and entertainment visas

BAL brings specialized expertise to the immigration needs of athletes, artists, musicians and entertainers, so they can deliver their next exceptional performance.


Temporary workforce visas

The most experienced H-2A and H-2B legal experts deliver a proven approach to support temporary staffing opportunities.

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A world of immigration expertise

BAL has focused exclusively on immigration law for more than 40 years. Our landmark work has literally changed global immigration law. We’ve supported nearly 2 million people in their immigration journeys, across countries using all types of visas and permanent resident applications.

Significant cases in BAL’s history


Hill v. United States Immigration and Naturalization Service

Successfully argued that sexual orientation was not sufficient cause for the INS to exclude admission into the United States.


Mindseye v. INS

Secured expansion of the definition of “professionals” who qualify for H-1B status.


Chintakuntla v. INS

Overturned the systematic denial of Employment-based Second Preference (EB-2) immigrant visa petitions by the INS.


Moulton v. Neufield

Won settlement allowing those in H-1B status to reclaim time spent outside the U.S.


Matter of Symantec

Won decision redefining “additional recruitment” steps needed for PERM labor certification.


Matter of O.A., Inc.

USCIS issues policy memo adopting an Administrative Appeals Office victory by BAL clarifying EB-2 post-baccalaureate experience requirements.

Exceptional service, without exception

Our approach delivers the best of BAL to clients ranging from multinational Fortune 500 companies moving thousands of employees each year to businesses with a single immigration case.