Employment-Based Immigration Process
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Are you seeking to obtain permanent residency based on employment? Our
immigration attorneys in Baton Rouge can assist you through the immigration process.
Three phases are included in the employment-based immigration process:
The labor certification - Also called Program Electronic Review Management (PERM), labor certification
will come from the Department of Labor. The sponsoring business must prove
that there are no available candidates in the United States who are willing,
available, competent, and ready to perform the necessary job.
The visa petition - If you receive an approved PERM labor certification, you will then need
to file the visa petition, which must be submitted to U.S. Citizenship
and Immigration Services (USCIS).
The application for permanent residence - The final phase of applying for permanent residency is to apply for
an immigrant visa or to adjust the status of the employee. In these steps,
a great amount of documentation will be required by USCIS.
Categories of Workers - Five Preferences
Acceptance into the country as an employee is based on preference. Employment
first preference (E1) is the category that includes priority workers who
have the approved Immigrant Petition for Foreign Worker, Form I-140.
Individuals placed in the employment second preference (E2) category are
professionals who hold advanced degrees and are persons of exceptional
ability. Skilled workers, professionals, and unskilled workers are placed
into the third category, which is employment third preference (E3).
Employment fourth preference (E4) includes certain special immigrants.
The applicant must be the beneficiary of an approved Petition for Amerasian,
Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, Form I-360. The last category, employment
fifth preference (E5), includes immigrant investors who are engaging in
Filing for Legal Residency
As you file the necessary fees and fill out the visa application, our firm
can help you perform the necessary steps. We are here for you and want
to help you achieve success.
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schedule a case consultation with our firm today!