Employment Based Immigration

Our lawyers possess extensive knowledge and years of experience in obtaining permanent resident status (green cards) for our clients. Most employment-based immigrant visas require the sponsorship of an employer. Some permit self-sponsorship where an individual is highly skilled. Many foreign nationals can remain in the United States while their cases are being processed; others must process their case in their home country at a U.S. consulate. We can help you navigate your way.

Lawful permanent resident status based on employment is available to eligible individuals who are:

  • Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in business, arts or sciences.
  • Managers and executives of multi-national businesses.
  • Outstanding professors or researchers.
  • Foreign nationals whose work is in the national interest.
  • Individuals with job offers, who have tested the labor market, and are skilled or unskilled, or have a college or advanced degree.
  • Religious workers and ministers whose services are required by their non-profit religious organization.
  • Investors with substantial funds ($900,000 or $1,800,000, depending) invested in the U.S.