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Apply for an Immigrant Visa With the Guidance of a Skilled Lawyer

Immigrant visas are for those foreign nationals who want permanent residence in the U.S. To obtain such a visa, the first step requires the submission of a petition to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

This is typically filed on behalf of the foreign national by a relative who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, or by a potential employer. In some cases, the foreign national can file the petition.

Terkiana, PC Immigration Attorneys is particularly well suited to help clients seeking immigrant visas. Our San Jose immigration attorney, Jay Terkiana, is an immigrant himself.

He came to the U.S. first on a student visa and graduated from Saint Louis University. He was able to stay and work in the U.S. after obtaining an H-1B visa, and from there he worked to eventually achieve full permanent residency. As a result, his passion is helping clients in every way possible to achieve their immigration dreams.

Seeking an immigrant visa for your employment in the United States?
Contact us online or call (415) 909-0503 to speak with a San Jose employment-based immigration lawyer.

Who Qualifies for Immigrant Visas via Employment?

U.S. immigration law provides specific immigrant visas for different categories of people from foreign countries.

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

Examples of people who could qualify for immigrant visas include:

  • Individuals who are leaders or who are at the top of their field in areas like the arts, sciences, business, athletics, or education. For these, there is the EB-1A visa.
  • People like the above but are considered priority workers. Qualifying individuals could receive the EB-1B visa, which is faster because these people are shown to be a higher priority. The EB-1B is also available for outstanding professors and outstanding researchers.
  • Individuals who are exceptional managers or executives, particularly those who are currently temporary residents under L-1A nonimmigrant visas. They could qualify for permanent residency under the EB-1C immigration visa.
  • Those with advanced degrees and experience or those considered to have exceptional ability in areas like science, the arts, business, athletics, or medicine. If they can be shown to qualify, for them there is the E-2 visa.
  • Workers with skill and at least two years of experience in their field. The EB-3 visa is for them and also for professionals who have college degrees.
  • Individuals whose admission to the United States would be considered to be in the national interest. For them, there is the NIW (National Interest Waiver).
  • Investors planning to invest money in the United States into new commercial enterprises. The EB-5 visa is for such investors.

Experienced Help Is Crucial in Immigration Matters

If you could qualify under any of those categories of visas, get in touch with our San Jose immigration lawyer, Jay Terkiana. He’s been through the system, and he uses all his knowledge and experience to fight for his clients.

We limit our intake of cases to ensure we can do quality work for each client. It’s Attorney Jay Terkiana's passion. So, pleasecontact Terkiana, PC Immigration Attorneys at (415) 909-0503.

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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