Living in the United States, either permanently or temporarily in order to work or obtain an education, is a dream to many who reside outside of the United States. We want you to live your dream and are available to help you facilitate the immigration process through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, that part of the Department of Homeland Security that regulates immigration. Dealing with your immigration matter by yourself can involve a lot of paperwork, time, confusion, frustration and delay if you are not familiar with all the relevant government regulations regarding your case.
We provide a variety of immigration services. Please read below for more information. Let us help you with your immigration matter. Get your consultation now.
In family-based immigration, you are able to obtain lawful permanent residence after being petitioned by a relative. Moreover, once you are a lawful permanent residence, you can apply to become a U.S. citizen. Please click on one of the following links for more information:
Green Card Through Relatives (By Consular Processing or Adjustment of Status)
In employment-based immigration, you may obtain either lawful permanent residence, or a temporary work visa, through an employer. You may also obtain lawful permanent residence through investment in a business.
Temporary Work Visas
There are a variety of visas that allow one to work in the United States on a temporary basis, either for themselves or for an employer. These temporary work visas include, for example, E-2 visas, H-1B visas, O-1 visas and P-1 visas. One feature of all of these non-immigrant visas is that the beneficiary of the visa must have no intent to immigrate to the United States (with the exception of the H-1B visa, which is a dual intent visa – please review our H-1B visa section below for more information), and therefore must return to the country in which they are a national.
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Green Card Through Employer/Investment
There are five employment-based (EB) categories (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4 and EB-5 available to obtain a green card through employment. A person may fit into one or more of these categories depending on their particular situation. Some of these categories allow the alien to petition themselves (i.e., EB-1 aliens of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; EB-2 applicants applying for a national interest waiver, discussed below, and EB-4 and EB-5 categories), while the rest require a prospective employer to petition for the worker.
Some of these categories require a job offer (i.e., EB-1 outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational executives and managers; and the EB-2 and EB-3 categories). Additionally, for some of the employment-based categories (EB-2 and EB-3), an employer must go through a process known as labor certification, discussed below, before they can file the appropriate petition.
An exception to the job offer, and therefore the labor certification requirement, for the EB-2 category is if the alien qualifies for a national interest waiver, discussed below. Additionally, if the alien qualifies for a job in an occupation listed on the Department of Labor’s Schedule A, discussed below, no labor certification is required (currently for EB-2 and EB-3 categories). The EB-5 category does not require a job offer or employment – it is related to job creation. This category is for investors, and allows one to obtain an investor immigrant visa.
Once the petition is filed in the appropriate EB category is approved, and a visa is available based on the alien’s priority date, the employer (in categories requiring employer to file) or the alien (in categories allowing for self-petitioning), can file an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status to obtain their green card. Please click on one of the following links for more information: