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Green Cards

Employment Immigration

  • EB-1 – This covers 3 categories of potential immigrants. These individuals do not have to go through the PERM labor certification process.
    • Persons of Extraordinary Ability– People with (1) extraordinary ability in sciences, arts, education, business or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim and whose achievements have been recognized in the field through extensive documentation; (2) who seeks entry to continue work in the area of extraordinary ability; and (3) whose entry will substantially benefit the United States.
    • Outstanding Researchers and Professors– People who (1) is recognized internationally as outstanding in a specific academic area; (2) has 3 years experience in teaching or research in the academic area; and (3) who seeks entry for (a) a tenure teaching position, (b) a comparable position at a university or institute of higher education to conduct research, or (c) a comparable position to conduct research with a private employer if it employs at least 3 persons full-time in research activities and the department or institution has achieved documented accomplishments in the academic field. Again, extensive documentation proving that the researcher is outstanding or has international acclaim is required by the USCIS.
    • Multinational Executives and Managers– People who (1) are employed for one year in the last three years by a firm or corporation or other legal entity or an affiliate or subsidiary of a United States company; and (2) who seek entry in order to continue to render services to the same employer or to a subsidiary or affiliate in a capacity that is managerial or executive in nature.
  • EB-2 (Advanced Degree and NIW) – Members of the professions holding advanced degrees or their equivalent, or who because of their exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business will substantially benefit the national economy, cultural or educational interests, or welfare of the United States and whose services are sought by an employer in the United States.  People in this category must have a job offer and a labor certification.  The USCIS will waive the requirement of obtaining a labor certification for aliens who prove that their entry is in the United States national interest. This is commonly referred to as the national interest waiver (NIW).
  • EB-3 (Professionals and Skilled Workers) – Applies to (1) people who hold a baccalaureate degree and who are members of a profession; or (2) people who seek entry in a full-time permanent job requiring at least two years of training or experience; or (3) people who seek entry as workers with less than two years of training or experience.
  • EB-4 (Special Immigrants) – People who seek entry as Special Immigrants.  This category is often used by religious workers who (1) for at least two years immediately preceding the time of application have been members of a religious denomination having a bona fide, nonprofit, religious organization in the United States, (2) seek entry to the United  States solely to carry on their vocation as a minister, and (3) have been carrying on such  vocation, professional work or other work continuously for at least a two year period.
  • EB-5 (Investors) – This is a green card option for foreign investors who want to invest 1 million or $500,000 (in a targeted employment area) into a new commercial enterprise that creates at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers.  Investors who use this category to obtain permanent residency either invest directly in private businesses or in Regional Centers.  This is also a good option for people who hold E-2 investor status to try get permanent residency through the EB-5 program, assuming they can meet the investment and job creation requirements.

Hear it from our clients

"The experience was great and I am very satisfied. I was able to obtain my Green Card in a time where immigration paperwork had become challenging again. Bashyam Shah did a great job working on the application for the case, guiding me in the process, and making sure everything worked smoothly. They were also nice to talk to and kind. The communication was fluent. The team was always available to help. If someone was not in the office for any given reason, they made sure there was someone available to help if help was needed. The problems and questions were quickly understood and properly addressed. The team was always on top of the changing immigration laws. They were aware of the most recent changes and the options to proceed with the paperwork successfully under different potential case scenarios. I would give them a 10 out of 10."

Jose from USA

"I’m a post doc at NCSU and I hired Mr. Bashyam for my Green Card application under EB1 category. Mr. Bashyam was confident about the case, he guided me well and I received my Green Card within a year. In addition to his expertise on the issue, Mr. Bashyam was always graceful and helpful. He always made effort to reach me and help me in any way possible. I heard about other attorneys and my experience was totally different. Simply speaking, I am touched by the way he handled the confusion ridden times."

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