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Legalixa is an award-winning immigration law firm in Istanbul, Turkey with an exceptional success rate in almost every legal matter we have ever handled. Our US immigration lawyers are prepared to file a employment based Green Card.
Our immigration lawyers represent our clients from application until they get employment based Green Card. An English-speaking attorney will help you during this process. We have affiliated law firms in the USA and we will be able to support you while you are in the USA.
How to Apply for Employment Based Green Card?
Most types of employment based green card applications require an offer of employment from a U.S. employer:
EB-1 Multinational Managers/Executives: This category is reserved for managers and executives who have been employed for at least 1 of the 3 preceding years by the overseas affiliate, parent, subsidiary, or branch of the U.S. employer are also eligible for the EB-1 category. The U.S. petitioner must have been doing business for at least 1 year, have a qualifying relationship to the entity the applicant worked for outside the U.S., and intend to employ the applicant in a managerial or executive capacity. No labor certification is required.
EB-2 and EB-3 PERM Applications: These applications require a job offer from a U.S. employer and a labor certification (PERM) approved by the Department of Labor.
If the job offered by the U.S. employer requires an advanced degree (bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience, master’s degree or above), then the application is based on EB-2 (second preference visa) category.
If the job offered by the U.S. employer requires anything less than a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of job experience, then the application is based on EB-3 (third preference visa) category. There are three subgroups within this category: skilled workers, professionals, and unskilled workers (other workers).
An EB-2 or EB-3 preference applicant must have an approved labor certification (PERM) from the Department of Labor. The U.S. employer must then file an I-140 Immigrant Visa Petition on behalf of the applicant. Finally, the applicant can either file an I-485 Adjustment of Status Application if within the U.S., or process the application through consular processing if outside of the U.S.
Employment Based Green Card Application Procedures
Please keep in your mind that as part of the application process, the employer must be able to demonstrate a continuing “ability to pay” the offered wage as of the priority date. The employer may use an annual report, federal income tax return, or audited financial statement to demonstrate a continuing ability to pay the green card wage.
EB-4 Religious Workers: An applicant may be eligible to be classified as a special immigrant if he is a religious worker, who has been a member of the religious denomination and who has experience in the field for at least two years immediately prior to the application. Labor certification is not required for this category.
EB-5 Immigrant Investors: Investors (and their spouses and unmarried children under 21) are eligible to apply for a Green Card (permanent residence) under an immigrant investor visa (EB-5). EB-5 visa is for substantial investment by foreign investors in new or existing commercial enterprises in the United States which provides job creation.
A qualifying investment must, within two years, create full-time jobs for at least 10 U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or other immigrants authorized to work in the United States, not including the investor and the investor’s spouse, sons, or daughters.
How we Help for Employment Based Green Card?
Legalixa Immigration Law Firm provides assistance and advice regarding the best strategies for petitioning your qualified relative. This area of immigration law is quite complex, and often times the immigrant intent inherent in these applications have an interplay with your relative’s nonimmigrant intent, especially if your relative would like to apply for a nonimmigrant visa at the USA consulate abroad or if s/he is already in the U.S. in another visa category.
We have helped thousands of individuals petition and bring their family members to the U.S. with the best possible timeframes. We can guide you with our experience and make the best strategy available to you. We can prepare and file family petitions, and represent couples and family members in their USCIS interviews within the USA.
Reach us for Employment Based Green Card
Since its foundation in 1992, Legalixa Immigration Law Firm has been the choice of numerous clients in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to its nationally recognized Turkish immigration law practice, our firm is now one of the leading immigration law firms in Istanbul, Turkey.
You may reach our immigration lawyers in the US for an employment based Green Card by sending an email or through our Contact page.