Permanent Employment Immigration Attorney
The immigration process can be complex, time-consuming and costly for organizations seeking permanent workers to the United States permanently. Further, without years of experience handling these types of immigration matters, it is easy to make errors and hinder your chances of success, which could be detrimental to your long-term business goals. It is critical to work with a team of lawyers who can help you reach your immigration objectives as efficiently and effectively as possible. Our lawyers at Ware | Immigration have a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding permanent immigration for businesses. From our offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, Florida and Washington, we have handled a wide range of immigration matters for our clients for more than 50 years. Our lawyers combine this experience and knowledge with a shared passion for our craft, a desire to help you find solutions to your business immigration needs.
Permanent Work Visa
We help organizations of all types and sizes with a range of employment-based immigration solutions involving:
- Labor certification (PERM): A U.S. Department of Labor determination that the hiring will not adversely impact U.S. job opportunities and that there is no qualified American applicant for the same position is required for obtaining a labor certification.
- Outstanding professors and researchers: An EB-1, first-preference visa can be obtained by outstanding professors and researchers for employment-based immigration eligibility without a labor certification.
- Multinational Managers or Executives: A first-preference (EB-1) group, where the petitioning employer must be a U.S. employer and intend to employ the foreign national in a managerial or executive capacity. The petitioner must have been doing business in the U.S. for at least one year, as a legal entity with a qualifying relationship to the entity that employed you abroad in a managerial or executive capacity.
- Individuals of extraordinary ability: The first-preference (EB-1) visa is available for individuals of extraordinary ability.
- National interest waiver: By establishing that granting an applicant’s EB-2 second-preference visa would be in the United States’ national interest, a National Interest Waiver (NIW) can waive this visa’s job offer and labor certification requirements.
- Special handling labor certification: The special handling labor certification allows universities and colleges to go through a simpler labor certification process for hiring foreign nationals as professors, when they can establish that the position involves a classroom teaching component.
- Inadmissibility and waivers: When a foreign national has been deemed inadmissible, the attorneys at our firm can work to have the grounds for inadmissibility waived.
- Adjustment of status vs. consular processing: Our attorneys can help you determine whether it is best to come to the United States temporarily and pursue an adjustment of status or to process your claim in your home country’s Embassy or Consulate (consular processing).
- Religious workers: The EB-4, fourth-preference Special Immigrant Religious Workers visa renders ministers, certain religious workers and their families eligible for permanent residence in the U.S.
- Processing at U.S. embassies or consulates: Foreign nationals seeking permanent residence can often process their clams at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their home countries.
Adjustment Of Status
In some cases, the best approach for permanent employment-based immigration is to start with a temporary visa that can eventually be upgraded to permanent residence. It is important to work with an experienced attorney to discuss your options before proceeding.