In today’s economy, businesses and employers connect across the globe. Unfortunately, immigration laws can present certain challenges. Whether you are an employer or someone looking for a job, knowing how to overcome those obstacles is critical if you want to accomplish your goals.
The Chicago employment immigration lawyers at Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C. have over 40 years of experience in helping businesses and employees navigate the employment immigration process. No matter what challenges you are facing, we can help – call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our immigration attorneys today.
For many people, finding a job in the United States is the fulfillment of a life-long dream. Unfortunately, getting hired is only the first step. You then have to obtain the correct employment visa. Permanent employment visas are divided into five categories:
Categories EB-2 through EB-4 are the most common type of employment visa. Each type of visa has unique requirements and procedures. It’s critical to understand which visa you qualify for and what you will need to do to successfully gain legal immigration status. Failing to obtain a visa means that you will not be able to begin working in the United States. An experienced immigration attorney can help you navigate the process so that delays are minimal, and you can start working right away.
Most employment visas require that the employer file a petition on behalf of the worker seeking legal immigration status. You will also have to obtain a certification from the Department of Labor that indicates the following:
As part of the petition, you will need to document your prospective employee’s education, training, and skills in order to demonstrate that they are qualified for the position.
Though the process may sound straightforward, numerous obstacles can delay the application or result in denial. We work with multiple businesses every step of the way to ensure that their workers are legally authorized to work and reside in the United States.
At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., we work to serve the Chicago economy by helping employers and workers meet their immigration needs. We work with all types of businesses and individuals and can help no matter what your immigration needs are. Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with one of our Chicago employment immigration attorneys.
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