Green card through employment Miami
Introduction to Green Card through Employment Miami
Throughout history we have seen that United States’ foreign employers, corporations, and businesspersons can significantly benefit our nation through their immigration to U.S. Immigrants are a vital part of our history and, according to studies, they are also vital to our country. Our nation continues to benefit from waves of immigrants, many of whom obtain their green card through employment.
Immigration can impact the country’s economic and social development. Immigrants coming to our country through the employment based green card have special skills and/or knowledge that can greatly impact the core sectors of the United States. Gallardo Law Firm can assist you with these types of immigration cases, including green card through employment Miami.
Immigration lawyers and Green Card through Employment Miami
The rules and procedures required to get a green card in order to live, work or reside in the U.S. can get complicated. Immigration law has many exceptions and variations. The wide range of documents required, delays by the government and mistakes are inevitable and they may lead to terrible consequences when the applicant doesn’t have the professional or legal guidance of an experienced immigration lawyer from a respectable firm such as Gallardo Law Firm.
Green Card through Employment Process
This is a multi-step process which involves several work documents limited by a few rules or regulations. There are a few categories for granting permanent residency to immigrants depending on their occupational skills. Green card through employment categories are EB1, EB2, EB3, EB4, and EB5. Gallardo Law Firm can help expedite the process and help you to successfully handle your immigration case.
Labor certification is always done by employers seeking to employ certain individuals who have specific skills or nonimmigrant temporary workers who come to the U.S. to perform services for which competent workers are unavailable in the U.S. The Secretary of Labor issues this certification. Labor certification comprises attestations by United States employers about the number of United States workers currently available to accept the position or employment sought by the applicant, and also how the alien’s employment can affect U.S. workers employed in similar positions. The U.S. labor availability is determined at the time and place of the application. With the help of an immigration lawyer from Gallardo Law Firm you can learn more about how this process works.
Process when living outside the U.S.
Residency can be obtained through consular processing when the applicant lives outside of the country. This type of processing is when both the Department of State and the U.S. and Immigration Services (USCIS) work together to grant a visa on Form I-140 known as the Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker once approved and when the visa is available.
Process when living in the U.S
Immigrants can become permanent residents through adjustment of status when living in the U.S. When the I-40 has been approved and a visa number is issued, the applicant can then apply on Form I-485 called Adjust Status or Application to Register Permanent Residence in order to obtain permanent residency.
Green Card Employment-Based (EB) Categories
First Preference EB-1
This category includes workers or employees who have unusual abilities, exceptional researchers and professionals, and international managers or executives . These individuals must demonstrate their talent or abilities on the specific skills required by the position they are applying for in the U.S. Immigrants in this category can also apply for a green card as long as they have a US lawful non-immigrant status.
Second Preference EB-2
Having the perfect team for your business is not always an easy task as it might require finding talented and bright individuals some of which will require an EB-2 immigrant visa. This category is for professionals who have advanced degrees and persons with exceptional abilities in the arts, sciences, or businesses. Immigration lawyers from Gallardo law Firm can help determine your eligibility for this preference.
Third Preference EB-3
This visa category is for skilled workers, professionals, and any other workers performing unskilled labor that might require less than 2 years training. Professionals must prove that they have a United States bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent. Immigration lawyers tend to specialize in these particular types of cases. Gallardo Law Firm has several experienced immigration lawyers willing to guide you through the whole process.
Fourth Preference EB-4
This category is for special immigrants such as broadcasters, physicians, Religious Workers , Iraqi/Aghan Translators, International Organization Employees, Retired NATO-6 employees, spouses and children of deceased, just to name a few.
Fifth Preference EB-5
This visa is categorized as the Immigrant Investor Program and it has become very popular today. The EB-5 visa can help business developers searching for capital for their projects, and also individual investors who can apply for a green card based on the amount of investment.
What is the processing time for the green card through employment?
This is a multiple step process which might take several years. For immediate relatives such as spouses, children, and dependent parents the process may take months or a year since they have a priority status. Other relatives may have to wait many months to ten years.