Dallas Permanent Visa Lawyers
Immigrant Visa Attorneys
At the Law Offices of Richard A. Gump, Jr., our Texas business immigration attorneys provide legal advice to employers recruiting foreign nationals for permanent employment in the United States. We work with employers and individuals to determine which visa is appropriate for their endeavor.
Contact our firm to discuss your immigration objectives with our skilled Texas business immigration attorneys today.
Experienced Counsel on Permanent Employment Visas
The immigration system sets aside a specific number of immigrant visas (or green cards) each fiscal year for the sponsorship of foreign nationals through their employers. In certain limited circumstances, a foreign national may petition for himself/herself for permanent residency without an employer.
Because visa availability is a concern for many of our clients, we work diligently and efficiently when helping employers and individuals apply for permanent employment visas. The employment-based immigrant categories (EB classifications) are divided into five categories:
- EB-1: For multinational managers and executives, outstanding researchers and professors, and foreign nationals with demonstrated extraordinary ability in their respective fields.
- EB-2: For foreign nationals with advanced degrees who will be employed in positions which require an exceptional amount of knowledge and skill. If the foreign national’s work will benefit the national interest, a waiver of PERM requirements may be possible.
- EB-3: For both skilled professionals and unskilled workers. All foreign nationals applying for permanent residency through the EB-3 category require the successful completion of the PERM process.
- EB-4: For foreign nationals who are religious ministers.
- EB-5: Our firm works with individual investors with standalone investments or investing through a regional center. We do not represent regional centers or businesses/projects wishing to attract EB-5 investors.
Our lawyers offer strategic planning and skilled guidance to help businesses and foreign personnel reach their goals on time and within budget.
Handling PERM Issues
Certain sponsored green card categories require a certified PERM application. The PERM process is administered through the Department of Labor and requires the employer to complete a recruitment and labor certification process that demonstrates that U.S. workers are not able, available, qualified or willing to fill the position. Our Dallas permanent visa attorneys work with employers to ensure compliance with PERM certification laws.
Contact Our Firm
Our lawyers have been practicing immigration law for more than 50 years combined. We will put this experience to work for you. We encourage employers to contact us for comprehensive legal advice and representation in employment immigration.