Under U.S. immigration law, approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are issued in the country every year. This is good news for those who wish to come to the United States to work, as it provides them with a way to legally remain in the country. Employment-based immigrant visas are divided into five categories, and it is important for those wishing to immigrate to understand what those are. A Chicago employment immigration attorney can help those wishing to come to America understand which group they fall into and assist with the complex process.
Unfortunately, immigrants who would like to come to the United States to work cannot usually begin the process on their own. They must first speak to their employer or potential employer. The employer must then obtain a labor certification approval from the Department of Labor. Once the Department of Labor issues this approval, the employer must then file an Immigration Petition for Alien Worker, also known as Form I-140.
The only exceptions to this are workers that have extraordinary abilities. These individuals can file the petition on their own.
There are five categories under which immigrant workers can apply for an employment-based visa. These include:
While there are many categories an immigrant can fall in to obtain an employment-based visa, the process is always long and complex. A Chicago employment immigration attorney can help make securing a visa easier and get you legal residency more quickly.
If you wish to come to the United States to work, do not go through the immigration system on your own. Give yourself the best chance of success and call our Chicago employment immigration attorneys at Kriezelman, Burton & Associates today. We will fully explain the options available to you and walk you through the entire process to help you secure your employment-based visa. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.
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