Employment-Based Immigration

Boston Cote feature-employmentAt CG Legal, we believe that our country is strengthened by encouraging hard-working, bright individuals to become citizens. And that means those from all over the world. They attend our universities. They invest in this nation. They build businesses and create jobs for the American workforce. There may be no better way to join the United States than through employment-based immigration.

We help those seeking:

  • Foreign Labor Certifications
  • Immigrant Petitions
  • Investment Visas
  • Special Immigrant Occupations

Every fiscal year (Oct. 1 to ┬áSept. 30), about 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are available to qualified applicants under U.S. immigration law. The government divides employment-based immigrant visas into five preference categories. It’s important to note that, in certain instances, spouses and children may accompany immigrants who attain employment-based entry to the United States. Contact an immigration attorney to see if your family qualifies.

For consideration as an immigrant visa under one of the employment-based categories referenced here, the applicant’s prospective employer must first obtain a labor certification approval from the Department of Labor.
Once received (if required), the employer will then file an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Form I-140, with USCIS for the appropriate employment-based preference category.

If you would like to discuss eligibility for student, employment, or investment-based immigration benefits, call us today for a free consultation.


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