If foreign nationals wish to work in the United States temporarily, and they are always planning to return to their home country, they should obtain and employer-sponsored nonimmigrant visa. On the other hand, if someone wishes to work in the U.S. indefinitely, they should seek a permanent visa that can lead to a green card. Two options are the EB-2 and EB-3 visas.
Each of these visa types requires specific qualifications and application procedures, and any errors can result in unnecessary delays or denials of your permanent visa. It is always advisable to consult with an experienced EB-2 and EB-3 visa attorney at the immigration law firm of Farmer, Farmer & Brown Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
EB-2 visas are permanent employment-based visas for foreign nationals with either of the following:
Applicants must be able to show documentation proving they have a specific academic record, professional experience, professional license, high salaries reflecting their abilities, awards or other recognition of their outstanding achievements, or other evidence of their qualifications for the EB-2 category.
The EB-3 visa is intended for foreign nationals wishing to work long-term in the United States in certain fields, when equivalent employees are not available from within the United States. Eligible candidates for this type of visa fall into one of the following categories:
These visa applications must generally be accompanied by the necessary labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor obtained from the intended employer. Spouses and children under age 21 of the visa holder must obtain the necessary immigration status to accompany them to the United States.
Permanent employment-based visas are a valuable pathway to legal permanent residency/green cards in the U.S. for foreign employees and their families. If you are an employer who wishes to sponsor permanent work visas, you should discuss the matter with an experienced immigration lawyer. Our team at Farmer, Farmer & Brown Law Firm, P.L.L.C. has helped many people on the path to obtaining green cards, so please call (512) 894-2128 or contact us online to see how we can assist in your situation.
Take some time to explain the nature of your needs and we will do our best to reach out to you and collect more information on your legal circumstances. Our team is ready to help you in the best way possible.