Whether you've never visited the U.S. before or are currently working here on a temporary visa, your job skills and experience may qualify you for U.S. permanent residence. The application process is neither easy nor short, however. In most cases, it requires not only a job offer, but a high degree of commitment (financial and otherwise) from the employer wishing to sponsor you. Find out more here.
EB-2 Visa for Persons of Exceptional Ability: Who Qualifies?
Five categories of foreign workers can obtain U.S. immigrant visas (that is, lawful permanent residence or a green card).
EB-1 Visa for Priority Workers: Who Qualifies?
Workers with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and transferring executives and managers all receive high priority for U.S. green cards.
EB-4 Visa for Religious Workers: Who Qualifies?
The fourth preference category of employment-based green cards is an unusual one.
Who Qualifies for a National Interest Waiver Green Card?
With the national interest waiver, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services decides that a person's work is so important that there’s no need to give first priority to a U.S. worker. It will thus “waive” or set aside the requirements of employer sponsorship and labor certification.
Nonimmigrant Work Visa as Stepping Stone to a Green Card
Learn dual intent if you're applying for a work visa in the U.S. with the intent to stay permanently.
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What to Do If Employee's Green Card or Other I-9 Documents Look Fake or Suspicious
One of the toughest tightropes for an employer to walk is one they encounter when completing the Form I-9 for new hires. Strict regulations govern completion of the form.
Can I Change Employers While My Green Card Application Is Pending?
If you are a foreign employee and awaiting a USCIS decision on your green card application, now is a risky time to switch jobs.
If Worker Shows Social Security Card With an Expiration Date, Is It Valid for I-9 Purposes?
What looks to be an expiration date on a Social Security card might not be.
What Employers Should Do After E-Verify Issues a Tentative Nonconfirmation for an Employee
A TNC is not a final judgment on an employee -- but you will likely need to take further action.
Does employer need to complete a new I-9 for a rehired employee?
I am rehiring an employee who worked for our company last summer. Do I need to do a new I-9 for her?
Can Employers Accept a Receipt for a Replacement Document for I-9 Purposes?
My new employee is unable to finish the I-9 because her wallet was stolen. She has applied to get a new driver’s license, Social Security card, and passport. She brought me a document from the Department of State showing that she applied to get a new passport. Do I have to terminate her employment and rehire her once she gets the documents, or can she work while she waits for the documents?
Should You Hire a Foreign Au Pair to Care for Your Children?
A unique portion of U.S. immigration law allows young men and women from around the world (ages 18 to 26), who hold at least secondary school degrees, to come to the U.S.
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