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Coming to the United States on an employment visa takes time

On Behalf of | Mar 28, 2019 | Employment Immigration

Some people who come into the United States do so through an employment visa. These are limited in number, so you have to be sure that you are handling things in the correct manner when you are trying to make the move here based on your ability to do a certain job here. We know that immigration laws in this country seem very complex. We are here to help you navigate through them, so you know what you need to do.

Each year, around 140,000 visas for employment are made available each fiscal year. This year runs from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30. You can’t get one based on a broad plan of employment. Instead, you have to have a very specific plan that will likely need to include an offer of employment from a company that has a labor certification approval through the Department of Labor.

One thing that is often important to people who are coming here to work is being able to bring their family members, such as spouse and children, with them. This is only possible for people who are able to obtain certain work visas. If you do want your family to come with you here, they will each have to fill out an application.

As you can imagine, the process of coming to the United States on an employment visa is sometimes a lengthy process. We can help you get the process moving forward so that you can get here in the timeliest manner, but there is still a chance that the waiting period could be years, depending on the circumstances.