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San Jose Employment Immigration Lawyer

Proficient & Personalized Assistance with Employment Based Petitions

It is quite common for American businesses to seek skilled workers from foreign countries for employment. Generally, this is done by obtaining nonimmigrant visas for those workers. Nonimmigrant visas establish legal residency for a limited period of time, after which the worker must return home.

However, employment immigration is directed toward obtaining a visa for the worker which could lead to legal, permanent residency. Oftentimes, this requires a sponsoring company to file a petition on behalf of the worker; though there are exceptions to this.

Our San Jose employment immigration lawyer, Jay Terkiana, is well suited to helping clients seeking employment-based visas and permanent residency. After all, he is an immigrant himself, and he first gained employment in the U.S. on a temporary basis from an H-1B visa. He was able to get extensions and, ultimately, permanent residency status. So, he understands the issues faced by his clients and is passionate about aggressively advocating on their behalf.

Types of Employment-Based Visas

Every year, there are about 140,000 employment visas available for qualified foreign nationals. The general qualifications are given below.

Employment-based visas could be considered for those who are:

  • People with extraordinary skills and abilities. This could apply to many different fields, such as education, sports, the arts, the sciences, and business. They don’t need a specific job offer, but they do need to be planning on continuing their work in the field in which they excel.
  • Professors and researchers with outstanding credentials, experience, and acclaim. A specific job offer is required, and the prospective employer must file with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker).
  • Multinational executives and managers. A job offer is required, and a Form I-140 must be filed by the prospective employer as above.

Employment-based green card preference categories include:

  • EB-1 - For persons of extraordinary abilities, researchers and professors with outstanding acclaim, and multinational executives and managers
  • EB-2 - For professionals who hold advanced degrees or otherwise possess exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business
  • EB -3 - For professionals, skilled workers, and other workers with a labor certification and full time job offer
  • EB-4 - For "special immigrants," including religious workers
  • EB-5 - For business investors who invest a specific amount of money in a new U.S. commercial enterprise

Retain an Experienced Employment Immigration Lawyer in San Jose

If you are seeking a family, investment, or employment-based visa, please contact our firm. Terkiana, Inc. Immigration Attorneys has over a decade of experience in immigration law and have a thorough understanding of the process, which can be very valuable to our clients. Along with that experience comes the dedication to work tirelessly on our clients’ behalf to help them gain their permanent residency.

Call us today at (415) 233-4242 or contact us online to schedule your consultation with our employment immigration lawyer in San Jose.

Why Choose Jay Terkiana?

  • Personal Attention

    Attorney Terkiana is involved with every individual case and his clients can reach him on his cell phone via call, text or email.

  • Focused & Customized Service

    We are not a Visa mill pumping through thousands of cases. We pride ourselves on providing personalized service to every client.

  • Over a Decade of Experience

    Attorney Terkiana went through the immigration process himself and has been successfully handling cases for 10+ years.

  • Proven Track Record

    Successfully handled thousands of immigration cases including individuals, start-ups, small businesses & large corporations.

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