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Work-based Visas

To be in the United States legally, anyone who is not a U.S. citizen must have the appropriate immigration status. Most of the determination about “appropriate status” centers on what a person said he or she intended to do while in the U.S. and what the person is in fact doing while here.

Most immigrants become permanent residents (and receive “green cards” allowing them to work) through petitions filed on their behalves by employers or family members; others do so through our contry's humanitarian or other provisions.

BLG can help businesses petition to bring workers to the United States for temporary or permanent stays depending on each party’s unique circumstances. Here are some of the employment-based ways people can come to the U.S. to improve both the economy and often their own lives:

 Steps for Permanent Work Permission

Steps for Temporary Work Permission