The Bomza Law Group offers immigration assistance to individuals seeking to permanently relocate to the United States.
Upon receipt of your completed assessment form, our experienced immigration lawyers will review the information you have provided and notify you of your eligibility to qualify for a US Green card. Please complete the Assessment Form under Do You Qualify?
Please allow 24-48 hours for our office to respond to your assessment inquiry. If you have any questions or would like to explore your green card options in detail, contact us to set up a consultation with one of our lawyers.
A petition for a person of extraordinary ability must be accompanied by evidence that the alien has sustained national or international acclaim and that his/her achievements have been recognized in their field of expertise. The advantage to this type of application is that the individual does not require a job offer and, therefore, does not have to undergo a labor certification process, which can be complicated and extremely lengthy.
Any United States employer intending to employ a professor or researcher who is outstanding in an academic field may make an application on behalf of the professor or researcher. This category requires an offer of employment from a prospective United States employer, however, there is no labor certification required.
To apply for permanent residence under this category, an individual must have been employed as a Manager or Executive outside of the United States for a branch, subsidiary or affiliate of the US employer for at least one year in the three years immediately preceding the filing of the application, or prior to the entry under an L visa. The individual must also be entering the United States to work as a Manager or Executive of the US employer. If the applicant is already working in the United States as an Executive or Manager on an L non-immigrant visa, they will most likely be eligible in this category.
This category includes individuals involved in the sciences, arts or business. An advanced degree is a United States academic or professional degree or foreign equivalent degree above that of a bachelor’s degree. A United States bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree followed by at least five years of progressive experience in the specialty shall be considered the equivalent of a master’s degree. This category ordinarily requires a job offer or labor certification. However, if it is proven to the Immigration and Naturalization Service that the applicant’s employment in the United States would be in the national interest (to be determined on a case-by-case basis), however, then s/he may be exempted from the job offer and labor certification requirement.
The third permanent residence preference consists of skilled workers, professionals and "other workers". This category requires both a job offer from a United States entity and a labor certification.
A Professional means a qualified alien who holds at least a United States or foreign equivalent baccalaureate degree and who is a member of a profession.
A Skilled Worker means a person who is capable, at the time of petitioning for this classification, of performing skilled labor (requiring at least two years’ training or experience not of a temporary or seasonal nature) for which qualified workers are not available in the United States. Any relevant post-secondary education may be considered as training for the purposes of this provision.
Other Worker means a qualified applicant who is capable, at the time of petitioning for this classification, of performing unskilled labor (requiring less than two years’ training or experience not of a temporary or seasonal nature) for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.
A person who has invested or is actively in the process of investing lawfully obtained capital in a new commercial enterprise in the United States, which will create full-time positions for not fewer than ten qualifying employees, may make an application for permanent residence. The minimum amount of capital necessary to make a qualifying investment in the United States is $1,000,000 (US). The minimum amount of capital necessary to make a qualifying investment in a targeted employment area within the United States is $500,000 (US). A targeted employment area means an area which, at the time of the investment, is a rural area or an area which has experienced unemployment of at least 150% of the national average rate.
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
1-800-993-9971 or by clicking here: “Contact Us”.