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The Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman provides comprehensive representation to corporations and individuals in all immigration matters pertaining to the admission of immigrants with needed skills and the reunification of families.
You will not find a more dedicated attorney than at the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman. Mr. Widman's legal experience is coupled with a work ethic that doesn't stop until your case is resolved successfully. Contact him today for assistance.
Employment-Based Nonimmigrant Visas
The firm’s practice focuses on assisting companies to petition for nonimmigrant classification, or work visas, on behalf of employees, permitting them to be admitted to the United States for a specific purpose — such as H-1B specialty occupation workers or L-1 intracompany business transfers — and for a temporary period of time, thereby obtaining lawful status authorizing residence and employment.
Attorney Widman also provides strategic counsel to his corporate clients when their employees wish to immigrate to the United States before the expiration of the employee’s nonimmigrant status, through a multi-step process involving one or more federal agencies, including Department of Labor (DOL) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), culminating in the employee being admitted for lawful permanent residence, i.e., receiving a green card.
PERM Labor Certifications and Green Cards
The Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman represents employers in PERM filings which request DOL to certify that no U.S. worker is available for the employee’s position. Once DOL has approved the labor certification, Attorney Widman will assist the employer with the next step of filing the I-140 immigrant visa petition with USCIS, to establish that the employee qualifies for an immigrant visa based on the company’s offer of employment.
Attorney Widman has also successfully filed I-140 petitions for clients where no DOL certification was required, because the employee is eligible to immigrate under an employment preference category which does not require the employer to conduct a test of the U.S. labor market (e.g., EB-1 Multinational Manager or Executive, EB-1 Outstanding Researcher, EB-1 Person of Extraordinary Ability, or EB-2 National Interest Waiver).
At the last step, the firm handles adjustment of status applications for individuals already residing in the United States, by direct filing of an I-485 application with USCIS, and attending the adjustment of status interview with the employee at the local USCIS office, with the objective of converting the employee’s nonimmigrant status to that of a lawful permanent resident. The firm can file concurrent I-140 petitions and I-485 adjustment of status applications for those employees whose priority dates are current and who need an EAD.