Most of the employment-based green cards filed are in either EB-2 or EB-3 categories. Most EB-3 green cards are filed for by US companies for their workers.
Even though filing for an EB-3 employment-based green card is a lengthy process, that can end up taking many years to complete, this is a sure way of getting a green card for foreign nationals who are employed in the US.
Foreign nationals who are working on H1B, H2s and H3 temporary work visas usually qualify for EB-3 green cards.
US companies can sponsor their foreign national employees for EB-3 green card if the foreign national employee is
For an EB-3 green card, the US employer must sponsor the foreign national employee — the employee cannot sponsor himself. Additionally, the employer must show a need for the employee and that the employer can afford to pay the foreign national a salary comparable to what other US workers in that field earn.
To get a green card in the EB-3 category, the US employer must complete a 3-part legal process. The employer files PERM (Step I) with the Department of Labor (DOL), and after it is approved, files Step II with the USCIS.
Most of our EB-3 clients are US employers filing for foreign nationals they already employ with a temporary work visa.
The most important thing to watch for when filing for a EB-3 green card is to make sure that there is no US worker who has the qualifications and wants the job. If, during the PERM process, the Department of Labor finds that there are qualified US workers, the green card cannot be filed.
Also, in industries that hire a lot of seasonal skilled or unskilled workers, it is important to make sure the employer is able to pay the wage that the Department of Labor decides. Since there are always many more filers than available green cards, it takes many years to get a green card through EB-3 filings. For all the years the petition is pending, the employer must be able to show that they have sufficient income to afford the foreign national’s salary.
Again, starting the green card well before the foreign national’s temporary work visa expires is very important. If the temporary work visa expires and the I-140 for the green card is not approved, the foreign national may be required to leave the country.
With over 2 decades of experience, we have helped many US employers get green cards for their foreign national employees. Our clients include service industries such as hospitality and tourism industries, hospitals and educational facilities along with professional employers.
We help larger employers file for green cards of several employees at the same time. We also help small business owners file for their employees and also help foreign nationals who want their own attorney.
For larger clients, we help with document collection or work with human resources to streamline the process for PERM recruitment. For smaller employers, we do as much guiding and mentoring as is needed.
As part of our service, we help watch the timelines so the case progresses efficiently, charge on a flat fee basis so you are always certain of what the green card will cost, and guide you through a process that can be complicated.
Our personalized services are designed to help all our clients file green card with ease, on-time and cost-effectively. We take pride in making this process easy for you.