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How Do I Sponsor an Employee for a U.S. Permanent Resident Status?


If you are an employer who wants to sponsor a foreign national to become a permanent resident for a permanent job offer, you and the employee will need to go through various steps. Our Dallas immigration attorneys explain what you will need to do as an employer to help the worker become a permanent resident in the U.S.

If you need legal guidance sponsoring a foreign worker for a visa, contact our Dallas immigration attorneys today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a consultation. 

Sponsoring a Foreign Worker for Permanent Residency

To help a foreign worker become a permanent resident, you will need to get the Application for Permanent Labor Certification approved by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Once the DOL has approved the application, you will need to fill out the Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140) on behalf of the foreign national. If your employee’s visa didn’t require the Permanent Labor Certification, you could simply file the I-140 form.

Which Foreign Workers Qualify for Permanent Residency?

A U.S. employer can sponsor a prospective or current foreign national employee who is inside or outside the United States. The worker must have one of the first four (of the seven) EB immigrant visa categories to qualify for a permanent residency. Below we have put together a list of the qualifying EB visas:

  • EB-1 Visa: Priority workers
  • EB-2 Visa: Professionals with advanced degrees or persons with exceptional ability
  • EB-3 Visa: Professional or skilled workers
  • EB-4 Visa: Special immigrants

Dallas Employment Immigration Attorneys

If you want to sponsor a foreign employee for a permanent role, you can sponsor them for a permanent residence if they have one of the first four EB visas. Our Dallas employment immigration lawyers have vast experience helping businesses sponsor foreign workers. If you need guidance sponsoring a foreign worker for an employment visa or want to help them become permanent residents, our legal team is here to help you.

Contact our Dallas employment immigration lawyers today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a consultation!

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