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Employment-Based Green Cards

Paths to permanent residency through employment

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Benefits of the U.S. Green Card

As a permanent resident, you can live and work anywhere you want in the U.S. Say "goodbye" to sponsorship conversations, visa applications, and intent issues once you have your green card. Except for the ability to vote, U.S. permanent residents have all the same benefits as citizens.

Bring your family with you

Your spouse and qualifying children (unmarried and under 21) can live and work in the U.S. with you.

Save on university tuition

As green card holders, you and your family can become state residents and qualify for in-state tuition at local universities.

Travel seamlessly

Entering the U.S. is easier as a permanent resident. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol can always deny entry to visa holders, but are required to allow entry for U.S. permanent residents.

Get on track to become a U.S. citizen

After three to five years as a permanent resident, you can apply for U.S. citizenship.

Employment-Based Paths to the U.S. Green Card

Each employment-based petition is different, but they all get you the same green card.

EB-1A

Qualify by meeting three or more Extraordinary Ability criteria, skip PERM, self-petition, and file with premium processing

EB-2 NIW

Skip PERM by showing that your work has "national importance," self-petition, and file with premium processing.

EB-2 PERM

Qualify with an Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability, go through PERM labor certification process

EB-1C

Transfer from a managerial or executive position from abroad to your company's U.S. office, skip PERM, and file premium processing.

A Straightforward Green Card Process

We simplify the green card process so you know exactly what to expect on your journey to permanent residency.

Step 1

Strategize

Work with our team of immigration experts to create a custom green card strategy based on your qualifications and timeline.

Step 2

Immigration Petition

Regardless of which type of immigrant petition you go with, our team will handle the details and mail a strong case to USCIS.

Step 3

Green Card Application

We may be able to file your green card concurrently with your immigrant petition. If not, we'll file it as soon as you qualify.

Step 4

Advance Parole (AP) and Employment Authorization (EAD)

USCIS will approve your AP and EAD, allowing you to travel internationally and work for any U.S. employer while your green card processes.

Step 5

Green Card Interview

Our team will help you prepare for your green card interview. After the interview, it's only a matter of time before you're a permanent resident!

Step 6

Receive your Green Card

As soon as your green card is approved, you'll receive your green card in the mail. This is the best feeling!

Success Stories

| Legalpad | US Work Visa and Immigration ServicesI almost fell off my chair finding out my EB-2 NIW was approved! First my O-1A, now this! Legalpad is literally the best legal tech company for startups in the U.S. David Obasiolu
Chow420
| Legalpad | US Work Visa and Immigration Services
David Obasiolu Founder Chow420
I almost fell off my chair finding out my EB-2 NIW was approved! First my O-1A, now this! Legalpad is literally the best legal tech company for startups in the U.S.
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| Legalpad | US Work Visa and Immigration ServicesI had a great experience working with Legalpad! The Legalpad team was very professional, supportive, and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend Legalpad to any entrepreneur who is looking into getting a U.S. EB-2 NIW visa! Liliana Nordbakk
TreBiome Inc.
| Legalpad | US Work Visa and Immigration Services
Liliana Nordbakk CEO TreBiome Inc.
I had a great experience working with Legalpad! The Legalpad team was very professional, supportive, and a joy to work with. I would highly recommend Legalpad to any entrepreneur who is looking into getting a U.S. EB-2 NIW visa!
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Sesh Rao VaidyulaThank you, Legalpad, for all the support and guidance! The team went the extra mile to submit my petition with premium processing. I am so happy for my EB-1 approval that I have no words to express my happiness and gratitude. Thank you, Legalpad, for making this happen! Sesh Rao Vaidyula
Templar Shield
Sesh Rao Vaidyula
Sesh Rao Vaidyula Partner Templar Shield
Thank you, Legalpad, for all the support and guidance! The team went the extra mile to submit my petition with premium processing. I am so happy for my EB-1 approval that I have no words to express my happiness and gratitude. Thank you, Legalpad, for making this happen!
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