U.S. PERM Labor Certification Lawyers for National and International Clients
Are you a corporation owner or prospective employee who is interested in business immigration legal matters such as labor certification or pre-certification?
I am immigration attorney Steven F. Swanson. You should contact our Los Angeles, California, boutique law offices of Swanson & Swanson, specializing in family-based and employment-based immigration needs in the U.S. and worldwide.
We handle petitions and applications for international organizations and for foreign national employees, including pre-certified classifications in the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4 employment-based visas. Our law firm has assisted a broad range of clients with a wide variety of immigration goals during our decades of service. We can help you too.
To speak to a knowledgeable immigration attorney about your labor certification or pre-certification issue, call Steven F. Swanson at Swanson & Swanson: 310-694-5914.
Skilled Employment-Based Immigration Attorneys With Experience Dating From 1954
Employment-based immigration requires a U.S. employer to prove that an existing qualified and willing American citizen or resident alien is unavailable for the position. This can be accomplished by filing an application for a labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor.
In some instances, pre-certification is available. Currently pre-certification is available to professional nurses, physical therapists and those with exceptional ability in science or art.
The major pre-certified employment-based immigrant visa categories are:
- EB-1(a) extraordinary ability — applicants with "extraordinary ability and achievements in the arts, sciences, business or athletics" who intend to continue to work in these fields
- EB-1(b) outstanding professors or researchers — applicants with at least three years of experience as a professor, or with a comparable level of research in an academic institution, or in research and development in a private industry
- EB-1(c) multinational executives or managers — applicants who have at least one full year of prior documented experience as an executive or manager with a qualifying foreign affiliate, subsidiary or branch office of a U.S. employer in the preceding three years
- EB-2(a) advanced degree or exceptional ability professional — an applicant possessing a master's degree or higher, or its equivalent, and is recognized for "exceptional ability"
- EB-2(b) exceptional ability and national interest waiver — applicants with "exceptional ability in the arts, sciences or business" and for whom the labor certification process (PERM) may be waived if the position is in the "national interest"
- EB-5 entrepreneur or investor green card — applicants who have invested $1 million of capital or $500,000 in a business, or purchase an existing one
If you are an immigrant applicant, and you qualify for a pre-certified classification, or are widely published or winner of numerous awards in your field, the opening steps of labor certification could possibly be passed over, saving the transferee and employer time and money with the legal process.
Arrange Your Initial Consultation With Swanson & Swanson
We know the laws governing immigration pre-certification for employees, and we can guide you through any employment immigration matter. Contact us at 310-694-5914 or reach us by e-mail or fax message to arrange your initial consultation.