Los Angeles Employment-Based Green Card Attorneys

Working to Help You Become a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States

Immigrants wishing to obtain lawful permanent resident status, also known as obtaining a Green Card, in the United States through employment have a number of options.

You may apply for an employment-based Green Card in one of the following categories:

  • EB-1 First Preference (Priority Workers): Available to those who demonstrate extraordinary abilities in the fields of art, science, business, education, and/or athletics; exceptional researchers and educators; and certain multi-national business executives/managers
  • EB-2 Second Preference: Available to those with advanced degrees and/or who show exceptional ability in specific areas
  • EB-3 Third Preference: Available to certain workers, including skilled workers and professionals

If you already reside within the United States and wish to apply for an employment-based Green Card, you will need to apply for what is known as Adjustment of Status. If you reside outside the U.S. and wish to obtain a Green Card, you will need to go through consular processing in your home country.

Contact the Los Angeles employment-based Green Card attorneys at Diamante Law Group to discuss your situation today. Call (213) 322-1418 or use our online request form to get started.

How the Employment-Based Green Card Process Works

The first step in the process of securing an employment-based Green Card is determining eligibility. You must show that you fall under one of the above-mentioned categories or another employment-based category, such as the EB-4 special immigrants or EB-5 immigrant investors categories. Next, if you wish to apply for an employment-based Green Card while you are in the United States, you will need to make sure you are eligible to apply for Adjustment of Status.

To be eligible for Adjustment of Status, you must:

  • Complete and file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
  • By physically located in the United States at the time you file your Form I-485
  • Have been legally inspected and admitted/paroled into the United States
  • Be eligible to receive an immigrant visa immediately at the time of filing
  • Still be able to accept the job offered by the employer who filed the Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker on your behalf or, if you self-petitioned, plan on working in the same or a similar field as the one specified on the Form I-140
  • Not be barred from Adjustment of Status under any of the applicable bars

While this is a very high-level overview of the general process, there are many exceptions that may apply depending on your unique situation. When applying for Adjustment of Status, you will also need to provide a number of documents and forms in order to complete the process.

Contact Our Firm for Reliable Legal Representation

At Diamante Law Group, we understand that the process of applying for a Green Card can be daunting for many individuals. Our Los Angeles green card attorneys have extensive experience with the U.S. immigration system and are prepared to help you every step of the way. Whether you are just beginning the process or have run into obstacles that are affecting your ability to secure lawful permanent residence status, our team is ready to fight for you.

Contact us online or by phone at (213) 322-1418 to schedule your initial consultation with our legal team. Se habla Español.

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