Fort Lauderdale Employment Based Immigration Lawyer
Call (954) 566-2606: Small mistakes such as failing to submit the appropriate forms, fees or documentation can seriously delay and even jeopardize the whole immigration process.
Working in the U.S. opens up a world of opportunities for hardworking and talented people from across the world. Employment based immigration not only benefits the individuals, but businesses also, as they can draw from a broader and wider pool of talent to find workers who best meet their needs.
However, employment based immigration can also be complicated, and often requires coordination of employee, employer and various government agencies. This is the reason why prospective employees and employers turn to experienced employment based immigration lawyers. Our lawyers can assist you at each step of the immigration process, and ensure that everything goes smoothly, and you are able to fulfill your dream of living and working in the United States.
Non-immigrant Employment Visa
If you are planning to come to the U.S. to fill a temporary position, then you will need to apply for one of the non-immigrant employment visas. The future employer will need to file a sponsorship application with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), specifically the form I-129, six months in advance of the planned date of employment.
After approval, the petition is sent to the U.S. Consulate or Embassy abroad where you will obtain your visa. Before the employer can file the petition, they will have to obtain labor certification to prove that the position that you intend filling cannot be filled by hiring someone from the U.S. labor pool.
Our employment based immigration attorney can help temporary workers secure different types of visas:
- O Visa: Individuals with extraordinary ability or skill in their professions
- P Visa: Artists, athletes and entertainers
- L Visa: Transfer of employees of multinational corporations
- H Visa: Temporary agricultural workers
Our attorneys consult with the clients to select the most appropriate type of visa, and they work closely with the clients and their future employer to carry out the whole process.
Permanent Employment Based Immigration
The application process for a permanent employment based immigration is similar to that of a non-immigrant employment visa. The employer receives labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and submit a petition on the prospective employee’s behalf, which in this case is I-140. Immigrant petition for alien worker. In case of an EB-1 worker visa petition, the U.S. government accepts the petition directly from the worker, because the workers in this category are in high demand in the economy.
Different types of employment based visas:
- EB-1: Individuals with extraordinary ability in their field
- EB-2: Individuals who possess exception ability, professionals holding advanced degrees
- EB-3: Skilled workers, professionals, others
- EB-4: Special immigrants such as retired employees of international organizations and religious workers
- EB-5: Business investors meeting certain criteria
Our Fort Lauderdale employment based immigration attorney will endeavor to determine your best option for qualifying for the right type of visa that allows you to work legally in the United States. We serve clients from across the industries in qualifying for employment based immigration status.
Speak with an Employment Based Immigration Lawyer Today
Whether you are planning to come to the U.S. for a limited period of employment, or you intend applying for adjustment of status to permanent resident status, you should get in touch with our employment based immigration lawyers.
We can answer your questions relating to the process of applying for lawful permanent residence based on an offer of employment. We also provide businesses insights for both short term and long term planning to maintain, adjust and extend immigration status of their foreign national employees from the temporary status through the process of obtaining residence.
Call (954) 566-2606 or complete our online immigration lawyer contact form.