Employment Based Immigration

Employment Based-Immigrant Visas

Dedicated Raleigh Immigration Lawyers

When entering the United States for work, you may do so with either a temporary work visa or an immigrant visa, more commonly known as a green card, which allows you to work in the U.S. permanently. Eligibility is dependent on your personal immigration history, education, experience, and current employment. We are happy to work with you and your employer to determine the best option for your sponsoring company and your family.

Call our firm at (919) 355-5134 to schedule a case evaluation.

Work Visas

Only 140,000 employment-based green cards are allotted each year. For this reason, obtaining an immigration work visa can be challenging. When you work with one of our experienced and knowledgeable immigration lawyers, we will guide you through the process one step at a time. At Gardner Gordon, we can work with you and your employer to determine which petition you are eligible for and how to work with your employer to obtain it.

Types of immigrant visas our attorneys can help you obtain include:

  • EB-1a: For persons with extraordinary abilities in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletic fields who have achieved international or national acclaim. If you qualify, you can self-petition and do not need an offer of employment.
  • EB-1b & c: For outstanding professors and researchers; or executives or higher-level managers who are transferring internationally from their company’s foreign location to a U.S. office.
  • EB-2: For individuals with advanced degrees.
  • EB-3: For professionals, skilled workers, and some unskilled workers.
  • EB-4: Reserved for special immigrants, such as religious workers, members of the U.S. government, members of the U.S. armed forces, physicians, broadcasters, and others.
  • EB-5: Available for certain foreign investors.

Helping You Achieve Your Occupational Goals

Our goal at Gardner Gordon is to help you achieve your short-term or long-term work goals in the United States. We provide personalized legal services in English and Spanish, depending on your individual needs.

Contact Gardner Gordon to get started on your employment-based immigrant visa.

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Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Approved Green Card AC21 Portability at the I-485 Interview

    We worked with her and her new employer to finalize her employment, prepare the I-485 Supplement J and gather the documentation to present at her interview under AC21 to allow her to port her I-140 and green card application.

  • Approved for Adjustment of Status Family Member Adjustment of Status Granted

    Our client wanted to apply for adjustment of status via the 245i form, based on her sister’s US Citizenship that was granted many years prior to our case.

  • Secured Their Green Cards H2B to LPR

    After successfully getting Form 9089 certified by the Dept of Labor for supervisory positions with the company, we were able to reach out to the employees and work with the company to submit an I-140/I-485 petition which was successfully approved.

  • Waiver Approved I-601A Waiver

    Waver was pending for almost one year, but it was approved and we are currently working on consular processing.

  • Received Certificate of Citizenship N-600

    This LPR client came to us worried about naturalizing because she had a bad criminal record and her naturalization application would probably be denied. After a thorough review of her family history, we realized she was already a US citizen through the Child Citizenship Act.

  • Secure a New P1 Visa for 3 Years P1 Visa

    We were able to work with his new manager to put together the needed information about their business, required licenses, and his ability to secure a new P1 visa for 3 years.

  • Released from ICE / Pending Work Permit Removal (Bond Motion)

    Immigrant had a prior order of removal from over 10 years ago. He was detained by ICE again and his US citizen wife hired us to try to get him out. We filed a Motion To Reopen his In Absentia Order with the immigration court in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Green Card was Granted Same-Sex, Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status

    The petition did not have any red flags but the USCIS officer interviewed them separately (Stokes Interview) and asked incredibly specific and detailed questions about their finances, work history, and friends and family.

  • Filed for I-918 U-Visa Petition U Visa Certification

    Re-submitted the request, along with the USCIS regulations noting that she had met the requirements in having provided assistance as well as her state of mind following the incident.

  • Renew Existing I-765 While Pending VAWA & I-48 VAWA

    We submitted her application, received a prima facie determination, and asked for her marriage-based I-485 to be held in abeyance until the I-360 VAWA petition could be approved.

The Right Attorneys

May Make All the Difference in the Outcome of Your Case
  • High Quality Legal Representation

    As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.

  • Your Success Is Our Priority

    Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.

  • Hablamos Español

    Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Gordon support team is fluent in Spanish as well.  Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case.  We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.

  • We Educate Clients

    We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.