Arizona including the Greater Phoenix region has become an attractive place for immigrants who want to live and work in the United States. However, before they can achieve their dreams, foreign-born nationals must first go through the employment-based visa process.
First, you will need to provide documentation or other evidence showing that you fall within one of four eligible worker categories. The Phoenix immigration attorney at Kanu & Associates, P.C., can help you to compile this information and demonstrate your eligibility.
In most employment categories, your U.S. employer will be deemed a sponsor, and you will be considered the beneficiary. Your employer will need to complete, file and get approval of a labor certification request and an immigrant visa petition.
Kanu & Associates, P.C., has assisted numerous employers with filing these documents. We cannot stress enough how important it is to make sure there are no mistakes in this paperwork. Any error can delay approval of your visa petition or cause it to be denied altogether.
After you have completed the first two steps above, you will wait in line among other foreign nationals seeking visas in your employment category. The “priority date” determines where your place in line is. Once you get to the head of the line, you will be assigned a case number for your employment-based visa. You will then need to submit more forms and documents, including medical examination/vaccine records. When you get to the head of the line, your spouse and unmarried children under age 21 may seek permanent resident status as well.
If you are already in the U.S., you will need to apply to adjust to permanent resident status after your visa number becomes available. If you are outside the U.S. when your number becomes available, you will be notified and must complete the process at your local U.S. consulate office. Keep in mind that this process will include a visa interview.
If you have any difficulty gaining entry to the U.S. after you have received your immigration visa, or if you experience any delay or problems with getting permanent U.S. resident status or your “green card,” contact Kanu & Associates, P.C., right away.
At Kanu & Associates, P.C., we are passionate about helping immigrants to Phoenix and elsewhere in Arizona to obtain employment-based visas. We are immigrants ourselves and understand what drives people to want to live and work here and contribute to this great country.
Our Phoenix immigration lawyer can put our skill, experience and resources to work for you in making the visa process go as smoothly and efficiently as possible. To learn more, call us today or complete our online form.