Employment-based work visas allow foreign nationals who qualify to get visas to come and work in the U.S. However, the process one must go through to obtain these work visas is complicated and often frustrating for many. At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, we have experienced employment-based immigration attorneys in Cicero who help employers and their prospective foreign employees obtain these work visas.
Working with us to obtain work visas has many benefits, including peace of mind that your petition and application for the work visa appropriate for your situation will be handled by professionals with the experience to get the work done successfully. Our lawyers have extensive experience helping clients to obtain these difficult-to-get employment-based visas.
There are many types of these work visas available. One of the decisions the employer and prospective foreign worker must make is which of these work visas is appropriate. This is one of the things we can do for you, that is, help you with deciding which is the best work visa to apply for.
The processing of employment-based work visas is done by both the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and State Department. These visas are available in two broad categories: nonimmigrant and immigrant.
Nonimmigrant visas are temporary work visas that allow foreign nationals to come to the U.S. and work for a limited or fixed time, usually three years. There are many types of nonimmigrant visas available under this category. Each of them has different requirements, but they are all based on your level of education, skills, and circumstances. All of them also require the foreign national to be offered a job by an American employer, and the employer must file a petition with USCIS to start the process of obtaining any of these visas.
Immigrant work visas are green cards obtained through employment. A green card allows the foreign worker to enter, live and work permanently in the U.S. as a permanent resident. If they so choose, green card holders can apply to become U.S. citizens after holding the green card status for the required number of years. These employment-based green cards are available under a preference system. This preference system determines how long one must wait to get their green card. An offer of employment is also required to get a green card, but for those who qualify, this requirement can be waived.
Our experienced employment lawyers can offer you the following services:
If you are in the Cicero area and are looking for a good immigration lawyer to help you with your employment-based work visa, contact our office today to schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help you.