Employment Based Green Cards
Each year, no more than 7% of green cards through employment can be awarded to each country of origin. This limit has created some very long waiting lists, especially in China, India, and the Philippines. The first step in any immigration process in New Mexico is to consult an experienced immigration attorney.
In order to apply for an employment based green card, the immigrant’s employer must file an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. If there is not a waiting list for that country, the immigrant can file an Application to Register Permanent Residence right away. An immigration attorney should assist with this process in New Mexico. In order to qualify for an employment based green card, an immigrant must fall into an approved category:
- Extraordinary ability in the sciences, art, business, education, or athletics
- International recognition for outstanding achievements as a either a professor or a researcher
- Multinational executive/manager
- Member of a profession requiring an advanced degree
- Person whose employment would greatly benefit the US
- Holder of a US bachelor’s degree for a job that requires one
- A skilled worker with two years of job experience/training
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L1A Visa – Intercompany Transferee
An L1AQ visa is a non-immigrant work visa, designed to allow foreign managers of international companies to move to their company’s US office. The L1A visa is valid for a three-year period before it needs an extension. You may file for an adjustment of status with this visa for US permanent residency and obtain a green card in New Mexico with the help of an immigration attorney. Anyone who holds a valid L1A visa may exit and enter the US freely. Their spouses may even work in the US and their children are able to attend US schools.
H1-B Status Visa- Specialty Occupations
The H1-B Status Visa for Specialty Occupants is a non-immigrant visa, which allows US companies to employ qualified workers in certain specialized fields. A US bachelor’s degree or higher is required. US immigration law limits The H1-B Status Visas for Specialty Occupants to only 85,000 per year. In order to be approved for a H1-B visa, an employee has to meet the following criteria:
- Hold a US bachelor’s degree or a foreign equivalent
- Hold a license permitting engagement in the specialized industry
- Possess expertise through related job experience
Due to the stringent restrictions on Visas for Specialty Occupations, it is important to seek out an experienced immigration attorney when applying for an H1-B Status-Visa in Albuquerque, NM.
E1/E2 Status Visa- Treaty Traders & Treaty Investors
An E1 Status Visa allows immigrants from countries with which the US maintains a treaty to enter the United States to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf or on the behalf of a qualifying organization.
B1/B2 Tourist and Business Visa
The B1 Business Visa is a Temporary Business Visitor Visa. To qualify, an individual must be entering the US with the purpose of either:
- Conferring with business associates
- Attending a business convention
- Negotiating a business contract
- Business training
- Transitioning through the US to another business location
The B2 Tourist Visa is a visa for people who wish to visit their friends and family members or undergo a medical treatment in the US, or those who plan to attend either social conventions or recreational conferences.
The EB-5 program was created in 1990 to stimulate the US economy with job creation and foreign investments. Any EB-5 investor must invest a certain amount of capital in a new commercial enterprise or in a qualified troubled business. The New Mexico immigration attorneys at Hendricks Law provide services to those interested in becoming EB-5 investors.
Caring for your family is your highest priority. Our lawyers provide smart, affordable solutions to help you secure your family visa and successfully navigate the complex process of immigration.
When you have questions, we’re here for you. Our goal is to keep your family together and to make the process as smooth as possible. We keep you informed about constantly changing laws, and we make sure you receive all legal benefits for which you are eligible.
Getting your green card can be a complicated process, but we will walk you through it each step of the way. We have a well-deserved reputation for finding sensible, affordable solutions and serving clients with integrity, honesty, and understanding.
We have many years of experience working with people who are ready to take the next step in the immigration process. Whether you’re applying for your first green card, seeking to renew, or ready to apply for a permanent residence visa, we will answer your questions and serve as your advocate.
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When you have immigration or naturalization questions, you need a legal team you can count on.
Most of our team members have been through the immigration process ourselves, and we are committed to serving as your advocate in these uncertain times.
million people are granted permanent residency in the United States each year.
of immigrants are from Mexico
of immigrants are from China
of immigrants are from India
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Albuquerque, NM 87120
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