The immigration process can be confusing and wrought with traps for delay or denial, and processing for highly skilled professionals presents both special challenges and specific opportunities. When you work with the Sumner Immigration Law team, you get:
If you represent a research or academic institution and need to hire or retain a foreign national employee, or if you are an individual seeking advice, we can help you identify the available options and help streamline the process. Moreover, we do far more than “process papers.” We help you analyze the best option to achieve your long-term plans and goals, proactively identify potential roadblocks, and suggest practical solutions. Whether you choose the more traditional H-1B avenue or seek a specialized “extraordinary ability” visa such as the O-1, our team supports you every step of the way to answer questions, guide you around pitfalls that can mean delay and even denial, and lead you to success.
Professors, researchers, and certain other university personnel are fortunate to have expanded options for the permanent residence process. Those options include:
If you are an extraordinary researcher, professor, scientist, artist, businessperson, or athlete seeking to work in the U.S. to propel your career to the next level, you may qualify for a “fast track” green card!
Many outstanding professionals never attempt it because they do not understand the process. They may believe they do not have the time or ability to prepare the extensive application. They may fear that somehow the filing of such a petition may interfere with international travel required for their work. Or, they may believe they cannot afford the fees.
At Sumner Law, we specialize in making Fast Track Green Cards a reality for our clients, reducing their concerns and involvement of time, and providing our support for a surprisingly small investment.
Typically, an employment-based permanent residence process requires a preliminary step called the labor certification. This requires the employer to conduct a series of recruitment steps to prove that no U.S. workers are minimally qualified for the position. The process can take more than a year, and if a qualified U.S. worker is found, the process can be derailed.
However, Congress wisely created a category for foreign nationals who have potential to make major contributions in science, art, education, business, or athletics. For these individuals, no labor certification is required. They can bypass this step and file a petition under special categories by providing documentation to show they have been recognized on a national or international level in their field.
Having permanent residence can significantly advance your career, allowing you to apply for grants, travel with ease, and work more effectively in your profession. But, as a busy, career-driven professional you may hesitate to pursue a Fast Track Green Card, believing the process is too complex and time-consuming.
We can simplify the process. We offer the following services as part of the flat legal fee to our EB-1 and NIW clients:
Beyond the process, we deliver:
We can help you decide if and how you qualify and then, help you through the process.
We accept only a limited number of cases at any given time to ensure the highest quality client service.
Contact Us now to schedule an appointment!