Helping Workers Immigrate To The United States
Most immigrants who wish to work in the United States will need legal help to get approval. Generally, you will need the sponsorship of a U.S.-based employer who intends to hire you on a long-term basis. The employer you approach must also receive approval from the United States Department of Labor (DoL) and/or the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). In some limited cases, an employment immigrant may self-sponsor.
At Lee & Peynado Immigration Law Group, we help people around the world get legal clearance to immigrate and work in the United States. You can talk to one of the experienced attorneys at our Alpharetta, Georgia, firm in a free consultation. Call us now at 404-892-8300 to schedule one.
How Can You Get Permission To Work In The United States?
Most employment immigration cases have separate steps that must be completed to gain approval. The Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) is a process for applying for a Labor Certification Application. The PERM process was created by the DoL to simplify and bring together the filing and processing of employment certifications for workers of other nationalities. Another step involves the potential employer filing an immigrant petition with the USCIS. The steps that you will need to follow in your employment immigration case will depend on your unique circumstances.
It is important to remember that when coming to the U.S. to work, there are various requirements and options, including:
- Every case requires you to file a petition with the USCIS.
- Many immigration employment cases require the employer to offer a long-term position, though permanent employment is available through overtime if the proper procedures are followed.
- In some unique circumstances self-sponsorship to immigrate is possible.
- Visits to the U.S. for business purposes are permitted if the proper visa is obtained or if you qualify for permission to enter the U.S. through the Visa Waiver Program.
How Can An Attorney Help The Process?
Regardless of the situation, it is critical that the complex immigration employment proceedings are completed correctly. Mistakes can delay the process and may have serious legal repercussions. The immigration team at Lee & Peynado Immigration Law Group will find the best possible way for you live and work in the United States. Our attorneys will find out which visa classification is correct for you and help with the immigration employment application and change of status.