Employment-Based Visa Petitions

The attorneys at Randhawa Hundal LLP also provide assistance in employment-based visa petitions. Similar to the family-sponsored immigrant visa categories, the employment-based immigration path is also split into various categories:

  1. First EB Preference (EB-1) – Priority Workers
  2. Second EB Preference (EB-2) – Individuals in Professions Requiring Advanced Degrees
  3. Third EB Preference (EB-3) – Individuals with Baccalaureate Degrees & Skilled Workers
  4. Fourth EB Preference (EB-4) – Religious Workers
  5. Fifth EB Preference (EB-5) – Immigrant Investors

Employment-based visa petitions generally must be filed by the employer – not the intending immigrant. In certain instances, the intending immigrant may file the application (EB-1 immigrants as well as EB-5). All filing fees must also be paid by the employer when submitting an employment-based immigration petition.

Labor Certification

The EB-1 category does not require a PERM labor certification. However, the EB-2 and EB-3 preference categories do require a PERM labor certification. Labor certification refers to the process by which an employer certifies that there is a shortage of qualified applicants for the particular position they are hoping to fill. Since the EB-1 preference category is reserved for aliens with extraordinary abilities, there is no need for a labor certification because it is in the United States national interest for those individuals to be employed within the country.

Call us today to go over your immigrant visa petition

The process to obtain an immigrant visa via the employment-based categories requires careful consideration of the Immigration and Nationality Act as well as various regulations. The assistance of an attorney throughout the process can be of immense benefit.

Call Randhawa Hundal LLP today to speak with an attorney regarding your employment-based visa petition. The firm is located in Roseville, CA. We offer assistance with family-based and employment-based immigration matters. We also offer assistance with adjustment of status (green card) and naturalization applications. We offer competitive rates and a quick turnaround time. We have great reviews and pride ourselves on providing our clients with the highest quality of service.