To lawfully work in America, foreign nationals must obtain a visa authorizing employment. There are many types of visas for non-immigrants some of which are geared toward unique circumstances. If you need to come to America, or if you would like to sponsor a foreign national to work here, we can assist you with determining the best visa for your need. We work with employers and individuals seeking to be lawfully employed.
American immigration law provides a variety of methods of obtaining lawful permanent residence (a green card) through employment here. There are five employment based (EB) categories each with its own peculiarities. If you need help with gaining a green card in through work in America, contact us to today. We will work with you to produce the best possible outcome.
EB-1: permits persons of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, athletics, and business to gain permanent residence. You must demonstrate that you possess such ability through documentation of national or international acclaim and recognition. On account of such extraordinary ability, a sponsor is not necessary and neither is an offer of employment. It is often possible to self-file your petition. This category also includes outstanding professors and researchers and managers/executives of multinational corporations.
EB-2: allows persons with advanced degrees (i.e., beyond a bachelor's degree) and have spent at least five years in the profession to immigrate and those who can show that they possess exceptional ability in business, the sciences, or the arts. In some cases, the labor certification process may be skipped by obtaining a national interest waiver.
EB-3: permits skilled workers who hold positions that require at least two years of training or experience, professionals (with a bachelor's degree), and unskilled workers filling non-temporary positions to immigrate. The labor certification process is required which can be lengthy and fraught with difficulties.
EB-4: allows a wide variety of persons to immigrate including certain broadcasters, former employees of the American government, religious ministers, special immigrant juveniles, and others.
EB-5: permits investors who plan to invest between $900,000 and $1.8 million (USD) or more in a new business that will employ a minimum of ten American workers on a full-time basis.