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    Unskilled / Other Workers

    There may be options to apply for permanent residency in the US if you fall under the category of unskilled or a different type of worker. However, there are certain requirements and legal processes to go through, so it is best to speak with an immigration attorney before applying.

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    Special Immigrants (e.g. Religious Workers, Certain Translators, etc.)

    It is possible to apply for permanent residency within the United States for work related purposes, even if this is not through a specific company or corporation. This category is called Special Immigrants and can include religious workers or certain translators.

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    Physician Immigration Issues

    Physicians intending to immigrate to the United States can run into a variety of immigration issues. If you are a qualified physician, WLG can help tackle these problems so you may immigrate to the US.

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    Immigrant Investors

    If you are interested in investing a large sum of money into a commercial enterprise that will benefit the United States economy, there may be opportunities for you to apply for permanent residency through an EB-5 visa.

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    PERM Labor Certification Application

    Labor Certification refers to the Department of Labor's certification that an employer has a permanent position available and the employer has permission to hire a foreign national. It is the first step in several immigration categories to obtaining permanent residency based on employment.

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    Multi-national Executives or Managers

    An executive working for a multinational corporation may have the opportunity to immigrate to the United States to work permanently.

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    Outstanding Professors and Researchers

    Foreign nationals who are outstanding professors or researchers may be eligible to immigrate to the United States for employment purposes.

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    Individuals of Extraordinary Ability

    A person of extraordinary ability, one who has risen to the top of his or her field, may be eligible for permanent residency in the United States. Few individuals qualify as a person of extraordinary ability.

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    Professionals with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability

    Professionals with advanced degrees may be eligible to immigrate and reside permanently in the United States in order to work. These professionals must have a job offer and must have gone through the Labor Certification process.

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    National Interest Waivers

    A foreign national who wishes to work and reside permanently in the United States, but does not want or cannot obtain a job offer, may obtain a National Interest Waiver if the foreign national is able to demonstrate that it is in the best interest of the US to waive these requirements.

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