Among the various routes for permanent residency through U.S. employer sponsorship, foreign nationals can pursue the following options:

1. Employment-Based (EB-1) Priority Workers

  • Extraordinary ability

  • Outstanding professors and researchers

  • L-1A managers and executives

2. Employment-Based (EB-2) Advanced Degree Workers

  • Professionals with advanced degrees

  • PERM Labor Certification

  • PERM Special Handling for tenure-track academic faculty

  • National Interest Waivers

3. Employment-Based (EB-3) Skilled or Professional Workers

4. Employment-Based (EB-5) Investors

  • Investing $1,000,000 (or $500,000 in an underserved area)

  • Employing at least 10 full-time U.S. workers.

There are also a number of family-based (both temporary and permanent) options for foreign nationals who have relatives (spouses, children, parents or siblings) in the United States. Please contact our attorneys for more details.