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Employment Green Cards – An Introduction

At the Immigration Legal Center, we understand the importance of having a green card for individuals in search of jobs and improvements in their lives within the United States. It is for this reason that our green card lawyer and support team work hard to educate our clients on all the aspects of the employment green card process.

 Understanding Employment-Based Green Cards: 

EB visas or employment-based green cards are the Visas that are granted to foreign workers to enable them to work in the United States permanently. These visas are commonly acquired by an employer in the U. S. who can substantiate that the individual’s abilities are required in employment.

There are several advantages of obtaining an employment-based green card, which are as follows:

  • Permanent Residency: Green Card through employment is a way through which people get to make the United States their permanent residence and gain permission to work in the country.
  • Career Opportunities: This paper aims to explore the benefits of having a green card, which allows people to work in the United States and pursue different occupations to fulfill their dreams.
  • Pathway to Citizenship: Holders of green cards can apply for U.S. citizenship at some point in the future, which carries with it even more privileges and freedom such as being able to vote and run for political offices.
  • Family Reunification: Holders of the Green card can also sponsor their spouses and children to join them in the United States and this goes a long way in promoting family unity and stability.

To learn more, visit the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Website

Eligibility Requirements

Obtaining an employment based green card is a significant milestone in an individual’s journey towards permanent residency in the United States. To qualify for status, individuals must meet specific criteria based on their employment categories. While requirements may vary depending on the nature of the job and the applicant’s qualifications, there are several common prerequisites that applicants must fulfill. They are as follows:

  1. Job Offer from a U.S. Employer: Securing a job offer from a U.S. employer is the primary step towards obtaining an employment-based green card. The employer must sponsor the applicant for permanent residency, and show a genuine need for their skills and expertise within their organization or company.
  2. Labor Certification (PERM):
  3. Skills, Qualifications, and Work Experience: Applicants must possess the skills, qualifications, and experience necessary to perform the job for which they are being sponsored. This typically involves holding certain educational credentials, professional certifications, as well as the ability to demonstrable experience in their field.
  4. Priority Date: Employment based green cards are subject to numerical limitations set by the U.S. government, with each employment category having its own allocation of visas. As a result, applicants must have a priority date that is current according to the Visa Bulletin issued by the U.S. Department of State. The priority date is established based on the date the employer’s Form I-140 petition is filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

To learn more, visit our blog about green cards!

Contact us today and our green card lawyer will go through all the prerequisites with you!

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The Application Process for Employment-Based Green Cards

The process of obtaining an employment-based green card typically involves the following steps:

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Labor Certification

If required, the employer must obtain a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor, certifying that there are no qualified U.S. workers available to fill the position.
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Form I-140 Petition

The employer files Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on behalf of the employee.
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Priority Date

Once the Form I-140 petition is approved, the individual's priority date is established based on the date the petition was filed.
4

Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing

If the individual is already in the United States, they may apply for adjustment of status to permanent residency. If they are outside the United States, they must undergo consular processing at a U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.
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Form I-485 Application

If applying for adjustment of status, the individual must file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, with USCIS.
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Immigrant Visa Interview

If undergoing consular processing, the individual must attend an immigrant visa interview at the U.S. embassy or consulate in their home country.
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Green Card Approval

Once USCIS approves the Form I-485 application or the individual's immigrant visa is issued, they will be granted permanent residency in the United States.
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Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Record

If you are already in the United States, you will need to provide a copy of your most recent Form I-94, which indicates your current immigration status and authorized period of stay.
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Additional Supporting Documents

Depending on the specifics of your case in obtaining an employment based green card, additional documentation may be required, such as evidence of specialized skills or certifications, employment contracts, and proof of licensure (if applicable).

Why Choose the Immigration Legal Center (ILC) to be your Green Card Lawyer?

The Immigration Legal Center’s legal team is highly skilled and knowledgeable and specializes in employment based immigration law. With many years of experience in Miami, our green card lawyer and support team are well-equipped to handle every aspect of your green card application.

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Expertise

Our green card lawyer specializes in employment based green card law. We have a thorough understanding of all the legal requirements and procedures involved in obtaining an employment-based green card which will make the process fast and smooth.
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Personalized Service

We provide personalized guidance and support to every client, taking the time to understand their specific needs and circumstances. From the initial consultation to the final approval of the green card application, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.
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Communication

We prioritize clear and open communication with our clients, keeping them informed and updated on the progress of their case throughout the entire process. Our team is readily available to answer any questions or address any concerns that may have. Moreover, our firm has invested in advanced technology that will keep you up to date on everything that is happening with your case.
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Commitment to Success

Our ultimate goal is the success of our clients. Whether you are seeking to obtain an employment-based green card or facing challenges during the application process, our green card lawyer is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to help you achieve your goal!

CONTACT US TODAY!

Ready to take the first step towards obtaining your employment-based green card? Contact the Immigration Legal Center today to schedule a consultation with our experienced green card lawyer. Let us guide you through the process and help you achieve your dreams of living and working permanently in the United States.

    - IMPORTANT: WE ARE NOT AN EMPLOYMENT/JOB AGENCY -
    We do not provide assistance in securing employment or jobs in the U.S. The Immigration Legal Center is a comprehensive law firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their U.S. immigration objectives. For those interested in obtaining legal representation, please fill out the following form and we will get back to you within 1-2 business hours. Your future in the U.S. starts now!