Employment-Based Immigration

Washington D.C. Employment-Based Immigration Lawyers

Give Your Business Access to the World’s Best Talent

The United States is historically a safe haven for entrepreneurs, innovators, and great business minds. Washington D.C. is a hub for this influx of culture, diversity, talent, and skill. However, U.S. immigration law can be complex, and it becomes harder to navigate with each passing year. Immigrating to the United States is at the core of many people's hopes and dreams, but not everyone gets to have that chance.

Lacki & Company, LLC has years of both immigration and business law experience to help you achieve the outcome you want and get the talent you need.

Get in touch with us and we’ll help you identify the employment-based visa that is right for you and the legal solutions to achieve your goals. Call (301) 867-7784 to schedule a consultation.

Pathways to Permanent or Temporary Employment-Based Visas

The first step to getting the appropriate work visa is to determine which one is best for your employee. These are generally either temporary or permanent.

Lawful permanent residency visas exist for exceptional foreign nationals whose skills and knowledge are highly valuable for the development of the nation. These include professors, scientists, programmers, business executives, and other leaders in their fields.

For situations like these, you can pursue one of these permanent visa options:

  • First Preference (EB-1): Reserved for individuals with the most desirable skills and qualifications, and exceptional achievements in business or the arts and sciences
  • Second Preference (EB-2): For professionals with advanced skills or degrees
  • Third Preference (EB-3): For skilled workers that have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and/or two years of work experience in their industry, or unskilled workers in roles that U.S. businesses need 
  • Fourth Preference (EB-4): These are for special immigrants, such as religious workers whose religious non-profits require them to relocate to the United States
  • Fifth Preference (EB-5): Foreign nationals who invest significant funds in American businesses that create opportunities for at least 10 workers can apply for these visas

In cases where permanent residency isn’t an option, temporary employment-based visas exist. The H1-B visa is one of the most common and sought-after pathways to employment-based immigration to the United States.

H1-B visas are sponsored by an American company and allow workers to live in the U.S. for up to six years. These are for specialty occupations such as doctors, accountants, software engineers, and other such skilled professions. H1-B visas are both scarce and in high demand. That’s why you need assistance from qualified immigration lawyers to help you through the process.

Our Experienced Legal Team Can Prepare Cases for Work-Based Green Cards

Our seasoned immigration attorneys can help you identify the appropriate visa you need for your business, file the application, and guide you through the process of obtaining it. 

Call (301) 867-7784to schedule a free consultation with Lacki & Company, LLC. Our trusted and dedicated business and employment immigration attorneys are ready to help you through the legal process.