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Employment-Based Immigration Lawyers

For many occupations, America is a land of opportunity. Jobs are often more plentiful and pay better. An employment immigration lawyer from SimVisa helps you come to the U.S. via employment immigration.

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  • EB-1 Visa

    Green Card for Multinational Executives and Outstanding Professors and Researchers

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  • EB-2 Visa

    Green Card for Advanced Degree Professionals and Individuals with Exceptional Ability

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  • EB-5 Visa

    Investor Green Card Program

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All You Need to Know

Our Employment-Based Immigration Services

U.S. immigration law provides two types of employment-based immigration visa categories. Permanent employment visas allow workers to become permanent residents. Temporary employment visas have a limited time and scope.

Immigrant Worker Visas (Employment-Based Green Cards)

The U.S. can grant a green card to employment-based immigrants. To do this, an employer must petition for your benefit, or commonly referred to as sponsor you, for an employment green card or you can self-petition without an employer under certain circumstances such as if you’re an EB-5 investor, EB-1 alien of extraordinary ability, or a National Interest Waiver EB-2.

An employment-based green card lawyer from SimVisa can guide you and your employer through the process of seeking these five types of immigrant visas:

EB-1: Priority Workers

You do not need an employer to sponsor you for an EB-1A visa. But your business immigration attorney will help you prove that you have sustained international acclaim in science, art, education, business, or athletics.

For an EB-1B visa, you must have at least three years of teaching or research experience and international recognition in your field. A university must sponsor you with an offer for a tenure-track teaching or research position.

You can enter the U.S. to work in a managerial or executive capacity on an EB-1C visa. You must have worked for your sponsoring employer for at least one of the preceding three years.

EB-2: Professionals with an Advanced Degree or Persons with an Exceptional Ability

You have three paths for an EB-2 visa:

  • Proving exceptional ability and “expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered” in the arts, sciences, or business
  • Holding an advanced degree (master’s degree or above) or a bachelor’s degree with five years of experience in your field
  • Submitting documentation that you have a job in an area of substantial intrinsic merit and national scope that justifies a National Interest Waiver

Except for the National Interest Waiver, the occupation must qualify for Foreign Labor Certification. Labor certification means that there was no qualified U.S. employee that your employer was able to hire.

EB-3: Skilled, Professional, and Unskilled Workers

An EB-3 visa also has three categories:

  • Skilled workers can get a visa with at least two years of experience or training and a job with a Foreign Labor Certification
  • Professional workers who have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent can secure a visa with a profession in the U.S. that requires their degree and has Foreign Labor Certification
  • Unskilled workers with less than two years of experience or training can still get a visa if Foreign Labor Certification has been issued for their occupation

For all three categories, you must have a full-time job offer in the U.S.

EB-4: Special Immigrants

The U.S. uses the EB-4 visa to address specific foreign nationals such as:

  • Religious workers
  • Members of the U.S. armed forces
  • Afghan or Iraqi translators or interpreters
  • Iraqis or Afghans employed by the U.S. government or International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)

Except for religious workers and military personnel, employment-based EB-4 visas are granted based on past employment.

EB-5: Immigrant Investors

Foreign nationals can apply for a green card after investing at least $1,050,000 in a U.S. business or $800,000 if the business is located in a rural area or high-unemployment region. The company that receives the investment must create at least 10 full-time jobs.

If approved, the investor and, if any, the investor’s spouse and children under the age of 21 will receive conditional permanent residence and thus green cards that expire in 2 years. In the 90-day period prior to the expiration of the 2-year green card, a petition to remove conditions on residence must be filed.

To learn more about the investor category, please speak with a SimVisa employment-based immigration lawyer near me.

Visas for Non-Immigrant Employees

Temporary worker visas are granted to workers who plan to return to their home countries after a temporary stay in the U.S. This program allows employers to bring in foreign national employees for specific projects and work as well as allows foreign investors and entrepreneurs to invest into the United States.

E-1 and E-2 Visas

Companies use an L-1 visa to transfer a foreign worker to a U.S. location within the same or related company. The foreign national must have specialized knowledge or be an executive or a manager.

L-1 Visa

Companies use an L-1 visa to transfer a foreign worker to a U.S. location within the same or related company. The foreign national must have specialized knowledge or be an executive or a manager.

H-1B Visa

The H-1B is the most common employment-based immigrant visa for temporary skilled workers. H-1Bs are granted through a lottery system.

TN Visa

The TN allows accountants, engineers, lawyers, pharmacists, scientists, teachers, and other professionals with advanced degrees to temporarily enter the U.S. from Mexico or Canada.

E-3 Visa

These visas are granted to Australian nationals with advanced degrees temporarily entering the U.S. to engage in a specialty occupation.

R Visa

The R visas are employment-based immigrant visas used by churches to hire foreign nationals to work as certain religious workers in the U.S.

Q Visa

Employers use Q visas as employment-based immigrant visas to hire workers for cultural exchange programs that teach Americans about the foreign country's history, culture, and traditions.

Chicago Employment-Based Immigration Lawyers

Employment-based immigration visas are highly competitive. When you need to bring foreign workers to the U.S., you cannot waste time going back and forth with USCIS when you have already made a job offer to qualified individuals. 

A Chicago employment-based immigration attorney gives your business the best chance of getting the temporary or permanent immigrant visas your workers need.

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Contact SimVisa to discuss your immigrant visa needs and what we can do to help you through the entire process, from filing your application to shepherding it through USCIS.

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Why Choose SimVisa for Employment-Based Immigration?

As a prospective employer, both the U.S. company and the foreign workers depend on you to complete the visa application process efficiently. The company cannot be lacking the needed talent and qualified individuals cannot place their lives on hold indefinitely while trying to secure an employment-based green card or work authorized nonimmigrant status. SimVisa and its employment-based immigration attorneys provide:

  • Consultations to identify the visa categories that apply and the best strategy in moving forward in both the short, medium, and long-term

  • Preparation of the petition and/or application package by the SimVisa team including by an immigration lawyer employment-based with years of experience

  • Representation by an experienced employment immigration lawyer working with a litigation and business transactions team that can provide nuanced advice in business matters

SimVisa's process gives your business the best chance of obtaining a green card for employment-based immigrants and the appropriate nonimmigrant visa solution.

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Before launching automated SimVisa services, we've been successfully helping people with immigration as a traditional immigration law firm - Atom Law Group. Read the reviews below to see what our clients have to say.

Natalia Diaz-Velazquez

Very happy with their services, SohYoon is the best Chicago immigration attorney

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We have been working with Atom Law Group since the inception of the US enterprise all the way through the immigration process wrap up. They have demonstrated to be a real center of expertise for all business and immigration related matters. Always response, supportive and true subject matter experts, Atom Law Group is the right choice for all business and immigration related questions. We highly recommend working with Atom Law Group.

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Brian Murray

I've been working with the Atom Law group since 2011 dealing with various visas throughout the years until I finally became a citizen and have only praise for the firm. From start to finish the process was as smooth as one could hope for with zero issues in the entire process. SohYonn was excellent in communicating with me every step of the way, and I was 100% confident that everything would work out which it did! Highly recommended.

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Lydia Hadusek

They were great! Helped me with my green card process. Any questions or concerns I had they would answer them promptly and would always put me at ease. The process with them felt more like a friendship.

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I do not know where i would be without Atom Law. They have helped me with my Green Card, Citizenship, and my mother's Green Card. Vanessa and SohYoohn were always available and ready to answer questions, alleviate any concerns we had. They always followed up and made sure everything was perfect. I can at least say from my side that everything was easy because they did all the heavy lifting. They are such a great team and i would recommend them to anyone who is going through the same process i went through. Thank you for everything

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FAQs about Employment-Based Immigration

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions we encounter:

How much do our employment immigration services cost?

Each situation presents unique challenges. The cost of a visa will depend on several factors, including the visa categories in which you file and the documentation you need to support the application.

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SimVisa's employment-based immigration lawyers have at least a decade of experience navigating the complex world of employment immigrant visas.

Contact us to schedule your live interview and learn how a Chicago employment-based immigration attorney from SimVisa can help your business.

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