Business-Based Immigration Attorney in Phoenix

One of the most sought-after visas is known as the H-1B visa which is an employment-based visa. An employment-based visa allows you to work in the United States and eventually become a permanent resident.

At Essien Law Firm, we will help you determine what type of business-based visa would suit your circumstances the best. As an immigrant herself, Attorney Lelia Adams understands the intricate workings of the visa process well and will help you find the best option.

If you need help applying for an employment-based visa, contact Essien Immigration Law for a Phoenix citizenship lawyer at 602-833-2650.


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The Different Types of Business-Based Visas in Arizona


The EB-1 visa is for three types of people and you qualify if you fit under the listed category. People with extraordinary ability the science, art, education, business, or athletics which has been demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim.


This the second category for people with exceptional abilities or people with advance degrees which means a degree higher than a master’s degree or a person with a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of work experience. In this category, the process starts with a PERM application also known as Labor certification. This requires advertising and an employer can successfully continue with the green card process through job offer if it is shown that the job offer will not displace American workers.

However, an employer is exempt from the PERM process if it will be contrary to the National Interest of the United States for the employer to go through the PERM process. You or your employer can petition for a NIV which allows you to skip the labor department PERM application process.

Requirement for National Interest Waiver

To be exempt from the PERM process you must show that going through the process will be contrary to national interest. An example would be someone working on a cure for cancer or special weapons for the United States who can show that stopping the process and finding someone minimally qualified would be contrary to the nation’s interest. 

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The third preference is for professional and skilled workers. It requires a four-year degree or its equivalent. This category has the longest wait time because it includes skill workers and other workers increasing the number of applicants applying for a very limited supply of visas. PERM is a requirement for this process.


This category is carved out for a particular group of immigrants known as Special Immigrants. 

Special immigrants include:

  • Religious workers
  • Religious ministers
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile status (SIJS)
  • And more 
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    Immigration is very complicated and you need an intelligent attorney to represent you, Lelia is that attorney.

    - Phillis M.

    I have used multiple attorneys in the past and Lelia has proven to exceed my expectations, she was completely understanding, professional and worked very diligently to the end and I’m so grateful!

    - Walter S.

    I have to admit that I was really impressed by the way she handle the case to bring it to a successful outcome in a very short period of time.

    - Elie Z.

    We are grateful to you Lelia Adams for your efforts you made since the very beginning of my husband Aloysius Davis Immigration process from South Korea

    - Alice D.

    Her knowledge of the laws when it comes to immigration is impeccable.

    - Timothy W.


This category requires a minimum of one million dollars in investment in a new commercial enterprise. It also requires the creation or preservation of at least 10 full-time jobs for qualifying U.S. workers within two years of admission of the immigrant investor as a conditional permanent resident. 

Although the EB-5 investment requires a million-dollar investment, a person can invest five hundred thousand dollars in a location of business if it is designated as regional center. 

A regional center is a place involved with the: 

  • Promotion of economic growth
  • Job creation
  • Improved regional productivity

Note that EB-5 investment category is different for the E-2 investor Treaty visa which is limited to only the nationals of treaty countries with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation.

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