The United States can issue up to 140,000 employment-based green cards each year. Because it does not just deal with your employer, this green card category is a bit broad.
It also includes the possibility of obtaining a green card through investments or employment in a specialized field. Our immigration lawyers will definitely discuss more of these with you.
There are several different priority levels. Priority is given to the following groups when granting permanent residence:
Entrepreneurs, people with a job offer from a US company, and workers in very specific fields (for example, religious workers) that will significantly benefit the national interest of the United States are all eligible for a green card. The employment-based categories are primarily defined by the difficulty and educational requirements of the job that the foreign national will be performing.
Your employer must first obtain a labor certification from the US Department of State, complete USCIS Form I-140 Immigrant Petition for an Alien Worker. and gather all required documents. Then the application and payment of the registration fee will be sent to USCIS via mail or email. Once the application has been processed, your sponsor will receive a receipt and then a notification of the decision made, and the National National Visa Center (NVC) will notify you about the immigrant visa application process if your request is approved.
All green card holders are legally allowed to work in the United States, but anyone else needs a work permit. Foreign nationals in the United States are not allowed to work unless they have obtained express authorization under the terms of their visa or another status, or have registered for, applied for, and received a work permit separately.
We will help you get a work permit or Employment Authorization Document (EAD). It is a photo identification card issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Noncitizens who meet the criteria may apply for an EAD using Form I-765, Application for Work Authorization. If approved, an EAD based on the alien’s immigration situation will be issued for a specific period.
The Xavier A. Mendez Law Firm will provide you assistance with all aspects of the process, including obtaining travel documentation and an employment visa. If you need quality legal advice and assistance, simply schedule a consultation with us.