Permanent Employment-Based Visas


Permanent employment-based immigration options are available for employees who intend to establish permanent residence in the U.S. either individually or with their families.

Agarwal Law Group assists employers with preparing and processing applications for lawful permanent residence for their employees including executives and managers, outstanding professors, researchers, persons of extraordinary ability in their field, professionals holding advanced degrees, and others.

For the vast majority of professionals sponsored for permanent resident status in the U.S., the green card process consists of 3 steps:  the labor certification, the immigrant visa petition, and an application for permanent residence.  The labor certification is first obtained through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to ensure that the employer has tested the U.S. labor market and has not been able to find qualified and willing U.S. workers.

Some individuals are eligible to receive permanent resident status without going through the labor certification process.  These individuals may apply for permanent residence without an offer of employment and forego the labor certification process.  The ability to forego the labor certification process often saves substantial time and expense for the employer and the employee.  These individuals may file an immigrant visa petition directly with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

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