Employment-Based Immigration

If you are looking for an experienced business immigration lawyer, please consider contacting our law firm to learn how we may assist you. At Law Offices of Paul Marinov we have helped businesses and individuals obtain lawful permanent resident status based on employment relationship. 

Employment-Based Immigration

Under the current U.S. immigration system approximately 140,000 immigrant visas are available annually under various categories of employment-based immigration. In most cases, prior to filing an immigrant petition with USCIS, the U.S. employer must obtain “labor certification” from Department of Labor (DOL) confirming the unavailability of U.S. workers, either U.S. citizens or permanent residents, able, qualified, and willing to perform the work for which the foreign-born individual is being hired. Once a labor certification is obtained, the U.S. employer files an immigrant visa petition (Form I-140) with USCIS along with the approved labor certification. If the labor certification is not required, the I-140 petition is the first filing with the USCIS. Under U.S. immigration law employment immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories, each subject to numerical limitations.


Generally, the process of hiring a foreign worker on a temporary basis begins by the U.S. employer filing a petition with USCIS. Spouses and children of temporary foreign workers can obtain non-immigrant classification allowing them to live in the United States. Mr. Marinov has extensive experience in assisting businesses and individuals in obtaining non-immigrant visas particularly in H-1B classifications, where he has assisted U.S. employers obtain H-1B classifications for their employees.

Contact Law Offices of Paul Marinov to discuss how we can assist you in seeking any classification for non-immigrant temporary workers.

Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers
(Form I-140)

Once the Perm has been approved, the employer may file Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers(Form I-140). If the priority date is current, then the alien worker can file his or her own Adjustment of Status Application (Form I-485) concurrently with the filing of form I-140. 

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