Florida is home to many foreign nationals who have come to the United States to work. Obtaining a U.S. employment visa is generally the first step for any alien who wishes to work in the U.S. There are a number of different types of U.S. visas tailored to specific categories of foreign workers.
In applying for a visa, it is critical to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements for the type of visa you are seeking. For example, skilled workers who have a job offer in the U.S. can apply for an EB-3 visa after the potential employer obtains labor certification approval, which requires a determination that the applicant is not taking a job that could be filled by a U.S. worker. Similarly, applicants with advanced degrees or who possess exceptional abilities in business, the arts or science can apply for an EB-3 visa, after the employer obtains labor certification approval.
Not all employment visa applicants need to go through the labor certification process. Individuals with extraordinary ability, preeminent researchers and professors and business managers and executives involved in multinational enterprises can apply for an EB-1 visa. People in this category can seek permanent residency in the U.S.
The Miami law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A. is one of the leading employment immigration law firms in the United States. Our immigration attorneys have extensive experience preparing and filing visa petitions for people who want to bring their unique skills to this country. Our lawyers can identify the type of visa our clients are eligible for, taking into account their skills as well as their employment or investment plans. You can learn more about this part of our immigration practice, and how we can help you, via our employment immigration web page.