WORK, WORK, WORK

LEGAL OPTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES IN THE U.S.

How To Get Permanent Work(ers)

The process of obtaining an immigrant employment visa has three basic steps.

But the limited number of available visas means some workers could be left waiting. 

Step 3

If they meet the requirements for a visa, employees

adjust status in the U.S. or interview for a

green card at the embassy/consulate in their home countries.

Step 1

Employers apply for certification from the Department of Labor. They're required to show their need for work and a lack of qualified U.S. employees.

Step 2

Employers or employees submit the I-140 form (petition for alien worker) to USCIS.

Alert

The I-140 categorizes workers according to the visas they apply for. But the government gives out only 140,000 visas each year. Those who apply after the quota has been met have to wait until their turn comes the next year before they can complete step 3.

It Helps To Be Educated

The U.S. allots more visas for "white collar" professionals than trade workers.  

28%

people of "extraordinary ability"

outstanding professors/researchers

multinational business executives

28%

professionals with advanced degrees

or holders of bachelor's degree who have at least 5 years experience

28%

skilled workers

professionals

unskilled workers

7%

investors of more than $1 million

7%

"other" workers

Here For A Reason

The H1-B visa allows international workers to spend years working in the U.S.

To begin, employers must initiate the process by filing a petition with USCIS or the DOL.

worker H1-b visa 3 years extension 85,000

H1-B

For: employees in the sciences, medicine, law, finance, and other fields whose jobs require at least a bachelor's degree

Term: 3 years with a possible 3-year extension

Cap: 85,000 annually

Get Started

Whether you're looking for work or ready to hire new workers,

you're going to need help sorting through federal regulations.

We take the guesswork out of the process and help you fill out all the forms.

Tell us what kind of help you need.

FOR EMPLOYERS

What kind of work do you need done?

For how long are you looking to employ?

FOR EMPLOYEES

What kind of education or work experience do you have? Do you already have a visa?