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If you are already lawfully inside the US or have an employer who is willing to offer you a fulltime and permanent position, you may qualify to obtain your green card under employment based petitions.
When it comes to employment based petitions, applicants are already general inside the US. These petitions can be broken down into five main categories.
There are many different types of employment petitions that you may qualify for based on your education, experience, unique situation and intended purpose in the US. Some of these categories require you to first have a job offer and obtain Labour Certification, while others do not.
You will need to determine which category best suits your needs or best reflects your unique situation. The categories under which you can apply include:
Labour Certification is not required for this category, which, can be broken down into three sub categories:
This petition usually involves first obtaining a Labour Certification by the Department of Labour and a job offer is required. Applicants under this category may apply for a an exemption, known as the National Interest Waiver, from requiring a Labour Certification if the intended job would be of national interest.
For the most part, all such applicants in this category will require a job offer and Labour Certification. This category can be further divided into:
This category does not require any Labour Certification and can be broken down into many different categories. Few applications are made under this category as they are very case specific. Only 7.1% of the yearly worldwide limit of employment based visas is issued under this category. The sub categories are:
Those who wish to make a foreign capital investment in new commercial enterprises in the USA which would lead to job creation can qualify for this category.
To qualify as an immigrant investor, you must invest, without borrowing, the following minimum dollar amounts in a qualifying commercial enterprise:
A qualifying investment must, within two years, create full-time jobs for at least 10 U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or other immigrants authorized to work in the United States. This does not include the investor and their family members.
The Employment Petition category focuses heavily on:
Depending on under which category you apply, you will need to meet certain minimum requirements. You may also need a job offer and Labour Certification. For many, this application may be a two-step process. That being said, you and your prospective employer will have your work cut out for you. Akrami & Associates is well experience with obtaining employment visas. We will work with you and your employer to get the job done timely and efficiently.
We will assist you: