Employment-based immigrant visa applications must be filed by the company that is offering employment to a foreign national. Employees who are currently employed in the United States in some of the nonimmigrant visa categories usually transition into permanent employment situations when there is an immigrant visa available and they have met the requirements for approval of an immigrant visa category.
There are five immigrant visa categories authorized by law. If the foreign national meets the eligibility criteria, then he or she will be eligible to apply for a green card (permanent resident status). We can answer your questions about self-petitioning or sponsoring an employee in one of the categories below. Please call 866.441.1458 for an initial consultation with one of our lawyers, regarding:
Some of the more common visas include:
Each employment-based visa category has unique requirements in order for United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to approve it. Having a skilled and experienced immigration attorney assist you with preparing a petition in any of these categories ensures that the details are covered before you submit the application.
Upon approval, the foreign national employee or self-petitioner, in the case of an EB-1 applicant, will then be able to file for adjustment of status when a visa number becomes available for that particular category. Call us at 866.441.1458 or contact us online to advise you through this extremely complicated process before filing anything with either USCIS or the U.S. Department of Labor.