Boyer Law Firm’s New York Employment Immigration Attorneys can help you apply for certain visas designed for foreign nationals to live and work in the United States.
EB1 – First Preference
Persons of Extraordinary Ability
Outstanding Professors and Researchers
Multinational Executives and Managers
In these categories, the candidate can petition for permanent residency without the time-consuming process of labor certification.
EB2 – Second Preference
Members of Professions holding Advanced Degrees or Aliens of Exceptional Ability.
Most EB2 candidates must have a job offer and the employer must complete the labor certification process. The labor certification involves testing of the job market to show that the potential visa holder is not taking away a job from a U.S. worker. If the individual can show that his/her entry is in the national interest, the job offer and LC requirements can be waived.
EB3 – Third Preference
Skilled Workers, Professionals and other Workers.
Most EB3 candidates must have a job offer and the employer must complete the labor certification process.
EB4 – Fourth Preference – Special Immigrants
The EB4 category includes persons such as Religious Workers, Commuters from Border, Retired G-4 (Employee of international Organizations), Returning Residents and Ministers of religion.
H1B – Specialty Occupation
Professionals with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in work experience may be eligible for H1B status if the position requires that particular degree. Their employers should demonstrate that they are paid at least the prevailing wage for the job.
I – Representatives of Foreign News Media
L – Intra Company Transferee
L-1 visas are available to executives, managers and specialized employees moving to their employer’s U.S.affiliate sites. Executives and managers with valid L-1 status may be eligible for permanent residency without the need for a labor certification.
R – Religious Vocation or Profession
Religious workers include ordained clergy and those who have taken religious vows, as well as religious professionals such as choral directors, teachers of religion, and so forth.
TN – Trade NAFTA Professionals
A special visa category for nationals of Canada / Mexico under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).