Each year, at least 140,000 foreign national workers are granted green cards to enter, re-enter, live, and work in the United States. Could you qualify for an employment based visa? A qualified immigration attorney will show you the most likely successful path to a green card; perhaps it is by way of an employment based visa.
Employment Visa Preferences
The United States encourages and helps certain professionals qualify for employment based visas (E visas) because those who qualify add something needed to the U.S. economy or culture.
There are three preference categories, wherein it doesn’t matter your particular area of expertise. The higher preference you qualify for, the easier it is to obtain an employment based visa. Visas are available for those most qualified, who are needed by U.S. employers (who can’t find qualified American workers.)
First, Aliens with Extraordinary Abilities (Arts and Sciences only, NOT Business); Outstanding Professors and Researchers; Multi-National Executives and Managers
Second, Professionals with Advanced Degrees; Aliens of Exceptional Ability in Sciences, Arts, or Business with special handling for College and University Professors
Third, Professionals, Skilled Workers (special schedule for Nurses and Physical Therapists); Other Workers
There are two additional preferences for specific industries. The fourth preference is for religious workers and the fifth, investors. (Please see our page for a more detailed description)
Employment Based Qualification Analysis
Your immigration lawyer will carefully analyze the best path for you or your employee. Can job certification be avoided? Should several applications, in the various categories, be filed? Is there a non-immigrant path to pursue until the Green Card becomes available?
Where to Get Help with an Employment Based Visa and Green Card
Would you, a loved one, or someone you know like to immigrate to or visit the United States. Our highly trained and experienced immigration lawyers can help find the most likely successful path for immigration.
We focus our practice on immigration law, current immigration policies, and helping people just like you, every day. We will listen to your concerns and answer your questions; you are not alone.
Your next step is to contact our office: 513-791-1673, Thomasjr@geygan.com or filling out the form below.
We will gently walk you through your immigration issues, guiding you and your family, and even aggressively representing you in court and before the Department of State, as needed.