Navigating You Through The Employment Visa Process

New Orleans Immigrant Employment Lawyer

At Immigration & Nationality Law Group, we provide highly skilled and focused representation to both employers seeking specific employees as well as foreign national employees seeking to accept a job or position in the United States.

We focus our practice solely on immigration, and we are prepared to help you overcome any obstacle you may encounter on your road to employment in the United States.

Louisiana Work Visa Attorney

The type of employment-based visa you are seeking is largely dependent on your specific circumstances and work history. There are five primary options:

  • EB-1 visas for foreign nationals of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational executives and managers — These visas are for individuals who are outstanding in their field and can self-petition for a green card without an employer or going through the process of finding a U.S. worker. This type of visa does not produce a green card, but can allow an individual to enter the country and start a business without the minimum investment of an EB-5.
  • EB-2 visas for workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business — These visas are reserved for individuals with a job position requiring a master's degree, commonly researchers.
  • EB-3 visas for skilled workers and professionals — These visas require a three-step process beginning with recruitment and a labor certification, followed by an employer's petition and then an employee application. These are generally professionals with an H1 or skilled workers with an H2 visa.
  • EB-4 special immigrant visas for religious workers — These visas allow for the entry of religious workers and missionaries.
  • EB-5 investor/employment creation visas — These visas, also known as investment immigration, require a significant $500,000 to $1 million investment into a United States commercial enterprise that will result in at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers.

EB-3, EB-4 and EB-5 visas can result in an employer sponsoring the individual for a green card and are common avenues to permanent residence. Prior to your employer filing for your green card, however, you are not ever considered permanent. The process of pursuing a green card independent of an employer is difficult and unlikely.

New Orleans Immigrant Employment Attorney

At Immigration & Nationality Law Group, we will review your situation and help you create a realistic roadmap to employment, as well as long-term goals of permanent residence.

To arrange an initial consultation to discuss your situation with a skilled immigration lawyer, please call our Louisiana office today at 504-322-1407 or toll free at 866-585-1072.