If you are a foreign national who is looking to contribute your labor, skills, and talents to the United States workforce or planning to take a leadership position in an international business, you may qualify for an employment-based visa. However, the visa application process is complex, with its countless considerations and criteria. It is highly recommended that you seek help from a legal professional who can guide you through the process in an efficient and cost-effective fashion.
At Peek & Toland, PLLC, our experienced Austin immigration lawyers know the ins and outs of immigration law – and the process – and can provide you with reliable legal counsel every step of the way. When applying for a visa, even one mistake can cause significant delays, keeping you from reaching your aspirations. That is why you should let us use our skills and knowledge to minimize any potential problems for the purpose of achieving your goals. Call us today at (512) 474-4445 to schedule a consultation with one of our dedicated legal staff.
Handling All Kinds of Employment-Based Immigration Matters
The legal team at Peek & Toland, PLLC is comprised of attorneys who have many years of immigration law experience under our belts. We can provide you with assistance in a wide variety of employment-based immigration matters, including the following:
- Labor Certification – Employers who cannot find suitable candidates for long-term positions within the United States may seek permanent labor certifications for foreign nationals who qualify.
- Extraordinary Ability Visas – Foreign nationals who exhibit exceptional talent in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics may gain residence in the U.S.
- Multinational Manager and Executive Green Cards – Individuals who hold managerial or executive leadership positions in an international business may obtain green cards on the basis of their duties.
Different Classifications of Employment-Based Immigrants
Immigrants seeking employment-based visas or green cards are classified in order of preference based on the assumed impact of their work or contributions:
- Priority Workers (First Preference) – Foreign nationals with extraordinary ability, academics who are exemplars of their field, and some multinational executives and managers.
- Advanced or Exceptional Professionals (Second) – Individuals who hold advanced degrees or of exceptional ability.
- Professionals, Skilled, and Unskilled Workers (Third) – Foreign nationals with bachelor’s degrees, skilled workers who can perform labor that requires at least two years of training or experience, and unskilled workers.
- Special Immigrants (Fourth) – Religious workers and immigrants with certain other special duties or positions.
- Employment Creation (Fifth) – Foreign nationals who invest one million – or half a million in certain locations – in a job-creating U.S. enterprise.
Our lawyers stay on top of the latest immigrations laws and trends, and can advise you on how to proceed with your visa application.
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If you have any questions or concerns regarding your immigration case, please don’t hesitate to call our Texas immigration law office or submit an online contact form. We can provide you with a thorough consultation in person, via phone, or through Skype, whatever your preference may be.