Immigration Lawyer in New York City
Employment Based Immigrant Visa Categories
In certain cases, you may qualify to immigrate to the United States by virtue of your employment. A limited number of employment based immigrant visas are issued each year and a
New York City immigration attorney can help you with your application. Having a seasoned legal professional address your case ensures all possible steps are taken to increase your chances of being approved. This prevents you from having to rely heavily on luck in a matter so integral to your future.
Who is eligible for a work visa?
Employment based immigration is granted across five broad categories, each with their own subcategories. Visas are issued per the preference these categories are given, which is as follows:
- Priority workers, such as multinational managers, executives and professors / researchers.
- Persons of exceptional ability and individuals holding advanced degrees.
- Professionals, skilled workers and unskilled workers.
- Certain special immigrants, including a selection of specific subgroups. Examples of some of these subgroups include persons recruited outside the United States for the U.S. armed forces, certain relatives of NATO-6 civilian employees, immigrant investors and ministers of religion.
NYC Immigration Attorney - Employment Immigration
Musa-Obregon & Associates is a full service law firm dedicated to helping you achieve your immigration goals. We will review your specific circumstances to determine the best avenue through which you should apply and guide you competently through each step of the process. If your employer is required to obtain labor certification from the Department of Labor, for example, we can liaise with them on this matter. Once your case goes to the Visa Processing Center, we can coordinate with them to ensure all timelines are met and all forms are correctly submitted.
If you wish to find out more about your qualifications for employment based immigration, contact an immigration lawyer from our New York City firm to discuss your situation and legal options.