The immigration lawyer Jayne Bouchfaa can help decide which of the following visas apply to you so that you may obtain a green card and become a permanent worker in the U.S.
EB-1 Visas: EB1 visas are reserved for persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers.
EB-2 Visas: Eb2 visas are reserved for persons who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business.
EB-3 Visas: This preference is reserved for professionals, skilled workers, and other workers. This visa requires labor certification.
EB-4 Visas: This preference is reserved for “special immigrants,” which includes certain religious workers, employees of U.S. foreign service posts, retired employees of international organizations, alien minors who are wards of courts in the United States, and other classes of aliens.
EB-5 Visas: This preference is reserved for business investors who invest $1 million or $500,000 (if the investment is made in a targeted employment area) in a new commercial enterprise that employs at least 10 full-time U.S. workers.
What is PERM Labor Certification?
PERM labor certification is the most commonly utilized process for US employment-based permanent residency. Skilled workers and professionals may be eligible to apply for LPR status if the employer first obtains labor certification illustrating that no qualified US worker can be found to fill the position.
- Employer conducts appropriate recruitment effort for the position.
- The application must be certified by the US Department of Labor.
- Following certification by the Department of Labor, the employer must file for an immigrant visa with the US Citizenship and Immigration Service, and when a visa number is available, the foreign national and his or her family may apply for US permanent residency.