Employment-based immigration services in Los Angeles
Los Angeles Immigration Law Group works with individuals and employers to make employment-based immigration in Los Angeles possible. Our firm handles both immigration visas and non-immigration visas through employment.
We handle I-140 petitions for employees in EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 preference categories. Refer to the below list to learn more about the different employment immigration preference categories. These preferences mean that if you fall into one of these categories, you may receive a green card. Typically, in order to qualify, workers must have a distinguished ability or experience. This has traditionally been a very slow process but due to recent recession, Congress has been making efforts to streamline the employment immigration process to attract more foreign talents.
- EB-1: Priority workers (persons with extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, multinational managers or executives)
- EB-2: Professionals holding advanced degrees and persons of exceptional ability (beyond a baccalaureate degree or a baccalaureate degree and at least five years of progressive experience in the profession.)
- EB-3: Skilled workers, professionals, and unskilled workers
- EB-4: Certain special immigrants including religious workers
- EB-5: Immigrant investors
Non-immigrant employment visas
Our Los Angeles immigration attorneys also handle non-immigrant employment visas such as H-1B, L-1B and more. For E, H-1 and L category visa holders, we help simultaneously pursue permanent resident status while on the non-immigration visa. For all other non-immigration visa categories, having such a dual intent to pursue permanent resident status while being on a temporary non-immigrant visa.
- B: Temporary Visitors for Business
- E: Treaty Traders or Investors
- E-3: Specialty Work Visa for Australian Nationals
- H-1B: Specialty Occupation
- H-2A: Agricultural Visa
- H-2B: Seasonal / Temporary workers
- H-3: Trainees
- H-4: immediate family members of H-1, H-2 or H-3 visa holders
- L-1A: Intra-Company Transferee
- L-1B: Specialty Occupation
- L-2: Immediate Family of L-1A and L-1B visa holders
- M: Vocational Student
- O: Individuals of Extraordinary Ability
- P: Performing Artists and Athletes
- R: Religious Workers
- TN Visas: NAFTA Treaty Professionals
Los Angeles Immigration Law Group will work with your employer to file I-140 on your behalf and for a permanent labor certification (PERM). PERM requires approval from the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration in addition to USCIS. Talk to our attorneys about your employment immigration / visa case. We will help you achieve the best result.