There are many different avenues to acquire a green card. One way to obtain a green card is through petitioning for a visa based on a job offer from a U.S.based company. Every year the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issues employment visas to workers who intend to live permanently within the country. A different type of visa or permit, however, may be more appropriate for other workers who are already in the country for a different purpose or who wish to only work in the U.S. temporarily. Our Atlanta, Georgia immigration attorneys are able to assist workers who intend to move to the U.S. as well as those who are already living in the country and need to adjust their status. We are also able to help citizens and lawful permanent residents who are currently living in Georgia and wish to assist a family member or loved one with their move. If you wish to work in the United States and require the correct visa or permit, contact our lawyers today.
Immigration lawyers helping temporary and permanent workers in Atlanta, Georgia
The type of work permit or visa you require depends on the length of time you wish to work in the United States. A temporary work permit is appropriate for a person who is, or will be, temporarily living in the United States and wishes to work while continuing to consider their home country as their residence. For highly specialized workers, who are being brought into the country temporarily because of their unique skill set, an H-1B visa may be the most appropriate application. An employment-based visa is also the path many choose to become a permanent resident of the United States.
USCIS approves a limited number of employment-based visa applications each year. Applicants with high level work skills, which can benefit the US economy or government in some way, often face shorter wait times. The first preference category includes high level athletes, world renowned scientists, highly acclaimed artists, and others with international fame. Many who apply for permanent residency based on employment must have a specific job or job offer, a PERM application approved by the Department of Labor, and an approved Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. Hiring an attorney who understands these processes can be critical to your success in achieving residency in the U.S.
Our immigration lawyers regularly assist those attempting to gain an employment visa. We will use your initial consultation to gain information regarding your job and/or education, as well as your overall plans. This will assist us in determining which option is best for you. Since employment-based visas are given out according to five subcategories of applicants, we will ensure that you are applying under the category which best fits your situation. We will also help you determine which temporary work permits you may be eligible for while you wait on your application. Our attorneys are ready to assist you.
We serve Atlanta and its greater metro area. This includes the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.
Atlanta immigration attorneys helping to streamline the employment application and interview process
Applying for an employment visa requires a great deal of paperwork, fees, documentation, and more. It is important that an applicant meet all deadlines, ensure all application materials are filled out correctly, and comply with all requirements. Failure to do so can result in the denial or delay of your request. Our Atlanta attorneys will ensure that your immigration applications are properly completed, that the process is followed to the letter, and that things go as smoothly as possible. We will work with your future employer as appropriate to gather all necessary documentation and evidence, we will ensure that all medical examinations are completed accurately, and we will ensure that you are prepared for your visa interview with the consulate. Applying for a visa can be confusing, but our lawyers will ensure that your application moves through the system efficiently and is not delayed by application errors. Contact us today to set up a consultation.