Immigrant Visa


(Green Card)

The immigrant visa, also known as Green Card or permanent resident card, is what many people around the world think of as the first step in a new life in the United States. There are two common ways to obtain a Green Card: either through sponsorship by a family member, or a US employer.

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Green Cards for Professionals

In most cases, you will need a job offer and sponsorship from a US company in order to obtain a Green Card. Your prospective employer will coordinate the process, usually through an immigration law firm like Cifuentes Marrero PA. Each fiscal year, 140,000 Green Cards are made available to foreign nationals wanting to immigrate to the US.

Green Cards Lead to Citizenship

After living in the US continuously for a certain number of years and meeting other conditions, you will become eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship (naturalization.)

Sponsorship Requirements

If your firm intends to hire a citizen of another country on a permanent basis, in most cases you will need a Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) granted by the US Department of Labor, to ensure that hiring the foreign national is not negatively affecting local job seekers. The table below includes more information on relevant job categories and related PERM requirements.

Permanent Work Visa

Cifuentes Marrero P.A. handles the following permanent visa categories:

Persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers. Does not require PERM certification.
You May Qualify For


Members of the professions holding advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business. Requires PERM.
You May Qualify For


Professionals, skilled workers, and other workers. Requires PERM.
You May Qualify For


Business investors who invest $1.8 million or $900,000 (if the investment is made in a targeted employment area) in a new commercial enterprise that employs at least 10 full-time U.S. workers. Does not require PERM.
You May Qualify For


Why Work with Us


Whether you are a US company looking to sponsor a foreign national, or a noncitizen wanting to apply for the correct immigrant visa, Cifuentes Marrero PA can help ensure the entire process – starting well before your application is filled out, ending once your visa is granted and beyond – is as efficient and painless as possible. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.

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