In order to live and work in the United States, a foreign national must possess legal permanent resident status or temporary employment authorization. There are many different types permanent and temporary employment based visas. The Law Office of Tejal Mehta works with businesses of all sizes to obtain the necessary work visas for their foreign employees. Attorney Tejal Mehta will help you determine which is the best visa for your situation and guide you through the immigration process.
In the case of a permanent employment opportunity, a U.S. employer must sponsor a foreign national for an employment based visa leading to the grant of lawful permanent residency, i.e. a green card. There are a few exceptions to this general rule, to allow the employee to self-sponsor for a green card.
It is important to be aware that only a certain number of permanent employment based (EB) visas are issued each year and they are granted with preferences towards highly specialized occupations. Moreover, the PERM/EB visa application process, particularly the recruitment portion, is extremely complicated and errors are easy to make, and hard to cure.
Successful PERM/EB petitions require guidance from an experienced immigration attorney. Attorney Tejal Mehta has the experience to help employers and employees comply with the employment visa application rules and procedures and win approval.
Before applying for a particular employment-based visa, the employer must first obtain labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor to show that a foreign national is not displacing a U.S. citizen for the position. The labor certification process involves advertising for the position and interviewing other candidates who apply.
After obtaining labor certification, the employer files an immigrant visa petition for the alien worker under the applicable EB category. Upon approval of the petition and when a visa number for that category is available, the foreign national can complete consular processing or file for adjustment of status to obtain a green card. The foreign national’s dependents would also qualify to receive a green card.
The Law Office of Tejal Mehta provides prompt, professional, and quality representation to clients seeking a permanent visa to come to the United States. Contact us for experienced and responsive representation.
Foreign nationals are eligible to come to the United States and work on a temporary basis under several non-immigrant work visa categories. They all require an employer to file a petition on behalf of the foreign national. The application requires the employer and sponsored potential employee to provide highly specific supporting documents and legal support. We advise you seek the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney. The Law Office of Tejal Mehta is familiar with the different types of temporary work visas and the qualifying requirements.
If you are interested in sponsoring a foreign national for a permanent or temporary work visa, contact the Law Office of Tejal Mehta to schedule a consultation.