Colorado Employment Immigration Attorney

Employment-based immigration enriches the American economy and helps businesses thrive and grow. At the law firm of Lisa E. Battan, P.C., in Boulder, Colorado, we are passionate about helping businesses and workers achieve their immigration objectives through employment-based immigration options. Lawyer Lisa Battan draws on extensive experience spanning nearly two decades in business-based immigration to provide detailed, thorough legal counsel for clients from around the globe.

Evaluating Your Options | Employment-Based Preference Categories

Employment-based immigrant visas are subject to an annual quota. Visas are distributed in accordance with certain preference categories, each with specific eligibility criteria. Some categories have lengthy backlogs while others move far quicker.

Employment preference categories include:

  • First preference (EB-1)
    • Applicants with extraordinary abilities in science, business, art, education or athletics
    • Outstanding professors and researchers
    • Multinational executives and managers
  • Second preference (EB-2)
    • Professionals with advanced degrees and a full-time job offer
    • Those with exceptional ability in science, business or art
  • Third preference (EB-3)
    • Professionals, skilled workers and unskilled workers who meet certain criteria
  • Fourth preference (EB-4)
    • Broadcasters, religious workers, foreign medical graduates and others who meet highly specific criteria
  • Fifth preference (EB-5)
    • Investors seeking to create U.S. jobs

Minimizing Delays And Maximizing Efficiency In Employment-Based Adjustment Of Status Or Consular Processing

Lengthy delays can be a significant hurdle for those seeking employment-based immigrant visas. Employment-based permanent residence processes are highly intensive, with complex and detailed requirements. The strategy you pursue at the outset can drastically impact your wait time and the ultimate outcome.

Our firm can help you strategize a strong course of action to avoid backlogs and streamline the process to the fullest extent possible. We can thoroughly evaluate your situation in light of the criteria for different visa categories to maximize efficiency and minimize the risk of obstacles.

Depending on which preference category you pursue, you may need to first complete the intensive labor certification process (PERM), which can pose challenges of its own. Attorney Lisa Battan has the experience and knowledge to help clients avoid pitfalls.

Contact Business Immigration Lawyer Lisa Battan | Se Habla Español

Experienced legal counsel can make a significant difference in navigating the complexities of employment-based immigration petitions. Contact our firm at 303-444-8668 or 866-614-8668 to take advantage of our detailed and effective guidance. Based in Boulder, Colorado, we handle business immigration matters throughout the United States.

We offer services in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Romanian.