Immigration Visas Through Employment

Gulf Coast Immigration (GCI) offers services to business clients with the preparation of various employment-based immigrant visa (Green Card) petitions and applications, including the PERM, Labor Certification system, both through adjustment of status (I-485) and consular processing. The GCI also guides and coordinates its client’s responses to the USCIS Requests for Evidence.


In conjunction with permanent residence petition and application, the GCI provides legal services for individuals with the Grounds of Inadmissibility in order to overcome their inadmissibility through comprehensive I-601 extreme hardship waiver process. 


To be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa, foreign nationals should be sponsored by a U.S. prospective employer or by a U.S. citizen relative(s), U.S. lawful permanent resident. Every fiscal year, approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants under the provisions of U.S. immigration law. Qualifying spouses and children may accompany employment-based immigrants. Employment based immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories.


Priority Workers

  • Individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics
  • Outstanding professors or researchers
  • Managers and executives transferred to the US


Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees and Persons of Exceptional Ability

  •  Individuals with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business
  •  Professionals with advanced degrees
  •  Physicians intending to practice medicine in underserved areas


Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Unskilled Workers 

  • Professionals with bachelor's or equivalent degrees
  • Skilled workers with at least two years experience
  • Unskilled workers


Certain Special Immigrants

  • Religious workers
  • Employees and former employees of the US Government abroad


Immigrant Investors

  • Foreign national invested in new commercial enterprises in the United States which provide job creation.


Please Contact GCI for more information on employment-based immigrant visas.