Employee Sponsorship Immigration


Employee Sponsorship Immigration

embassy worker approving visa at officeAre you considering bringing in employees from overseas? Or other employees who may require sponsorship for employment in the United States? Then you are in for employee sponsorship immigration.

Employee Sponsorship

Employee sponsorship or employment sponsorship is a process where an employer or a prospective employer sponsors a foreign national to become a permanent U.S. resident. The employer must offer full-time employment in the United States. Part-time and seasonal employment does not qualify. In most cases, employment sponsorship requires certification with the Department of Labor.

Obtaining Employee Sponsorship With an Immigration Lawyer Massachusetts?

Obtaining a work sponsorship is usually a multi-step process that involves the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service and the U.S. Department of Labor. Most of the time, the two departments need to work together to confirm the validity of your need to sponsor your employee. The Law Offices of Gregory P. Turner can help get the approval for the workers you need to fill roles in your company.

What Steps And Documentation Are Needed?

Filing the petition shows that you have the intent to hire the employee upon the petition’s approval.

Step 1:

In most cases, the employer obtains an approved Application for Permanent Labor Certification from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Step 2:

Continue the process with Form I-140, Immigrant Petition For Alien Worker for the foreign national with the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS).


Employees who can receive sponsorship include outstanding professors and researchers, international executives, professionals with advanced and baccalaureate degrees, skilled and unskilled laborers, and certain others.

It is typically a safe idea for an immigration lawyer to be with you in hiring a foreign worker. With the Law Offices of Gregory P. Turner, an immigration lawyer in Boston, you have the advocate you need on your side through the employee sponsorship immigration process.