Employment-Based Immigration

Assisting Businesses With Employment-Based Immigration Issues

The business world across all industries is more competitive than ever, requiring U.S. employers to recruit the best talent from around the world. Up to 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas can be issued each year under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

If a company wishes to hire a noncitizen on a permanent basis, the worker must obtain a green card. A green card allows the holder to stay in the United States indefinitely. For many foreign-born workers, it is the first step to becoming a U.S. citizen.

Henry & Grogan has become a go-to law firm for hospitals, medical research facilities and medical professionals who seek assistance with EB-1 or H-1B nonimmigrant visas and other immigration services.

The experienced immigration attorneys at Henry & Grogan in Philadelphia help businesses and individuals obtain employment-based visas for both temporary and permanent workers. We also help clients petition for permanent residency or citizenship.

We Assist A Wide Array Of Companies And Workers

Most petitions for employment-based permanent residency require submitting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-140. Beyond that, however, there are a variety of work visas depending upon the circumstances involved. It is wise to work with an immigration law firm that will help streamline the process and ensure that the paper-intensive process is handled correctly.

Our lawyers and support team assist clients in Greater Philadelphia and throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey, New York and Delaware in a wide array of employment-based immigration matters. We will ensure that applicants meet all necessary criteria in these categories and others:

  • Alien labor certification — We help employers complete the required foreign labor certification process (formerly called the Program Electronic Review Management or PERM).
  • EB-2 and EB-3 visas — These visas are for professionals who have advanced educational degrees and exceptional abilities in the sciences, business or arts.
  • Executive or multinational manager visas — An employer who wishes to transfer an executive or manager from a foreign company to live and work permanently in the U.S. must show that the worker was employed by the company or an affiliate in a managerial or executive capacity for a minimum of one year out of the three years preceding the applicant’s entrance into the U.S.
  • Extraordinary ability (EB-1) visa — Individuals who can show extraordinary ability in arts (including sports), education, sciences or business based on several criteria may be eligible to obtain lawful permanent residency.
  • Religious worker (R-1) visas — A foreign national who meets certain criteria may come to the U.S. for temporary employment as a minister or in a religious vocation with a nonprofit religious organization.
  • H-1B nonimmigrant specialty occupation visas — This category is for individuals with a minimum of the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor’s degree who wish to work in a specialty occupation that require highly specialized knowledge. Our firm frequently assists professionals in health care, medicine, biotechnology and scientific research obtain H-1B visas.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late For Our Experience To Pay Off

Too often, we encounter clients who attempted to navigate the employment-based visa process alone, only to run into delays and rejections that could have been avoided. It is significantly more expensive to untangle a petition that has been mishandled than it is to enlist our services from the start. We offer flat fees for many services.

The smart start is to schedule a free consultation with us to discuss your immigration needs. We will answer your questions and recommend the best course of action. Call or use our online contact form to schedule an appointment.