Experienced Help For Employment-Based Immigration
If you have a job lined up with a sponsoring employer, the law firm of David F. Vedder, P.A. can help you obtain your work visa to immigrate to the United States. We have helped thousands of people secure employment-based green cards to work in the U.S. and establish permanent residence.
David F. Vedder is a board-certified immigration lawyer with 40-plus years of experience in U.S. immigration law. He handles all categories of employment-based immigrant visas.
Our attorneys work with clients throughout Florida and across the United States. Call today at 386-675-0872
Employment-Based Visas And Green Cards
Immigration law is all we do. We have successfully represented tech workers, medical professionals, educators, investors and other foreign nationals with desirable skills and credentials. We have experience with all five “preference” classifications for employment-based green cards:
- EB-1 (First Preference) — Individuals with extraordinary ability or accomplishments in science, education, business or the arts, including professors and researchers in those fields.
- EB-2 (Second Preference) — Individuals with advanced degrees (masters’ degree or equivalent) and exceptional ability in science, education, business or arts.
- EB-3 (Third Preference) — Professionals who have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, skilled workers with at least two years of training and experience, and certain unskilled workers with special experience.
- EB-4 (Fourth Preference) — “Special immigrants” such as religious workers and foreign nationals who have been employed by the U.S. government in other countries.
- EB-5 (Fifth Preference) — Investors and entrepreneurs who start businesses in the United States or make substantial investment in U.S. businesses, if the investment creates full-time jobs.
Applicants for immigrant visas must be sponsored by a U.S. employer or academic institution who has extended a job offer. We assist foreign nationals and their stateside employers in completing the paperwork and clearing any obstacles to immigration, including labor certification (PERM).
Nonimmigrant Work Visas
Our firm also has extensive experience helping individuals obtain temporary work visas (nonimmigrant visas), including:
- H1B and H3 visas for specialty occupations and trainees in those fields
- O-1 visas for entertainers, athletes and others with extraordinary abilities in science, education, arts, sports or business
- L visas for intracompany transfers of executives or skilled workers to work at a U.S. subsidiary
- R-1 visas for religious workers
We have also assisted these clients in petitioning to adjust status to lawful permanent resident (green card) after living and working in the United States.
Reuniting Families After Employment-Based Immigration
We understand how hard it is to be separated from your family while working in America. Our legal team takes great pride and joy in helping immigrants and nonimmigrants bring their spouses and children to the United States after they have established roots in the United States.
Get Help From A Board-Certified Immigration Lawyer
David Vedder has devoted his legal career to helping people navigate the U.S. immigration system. He is certified by the Florida Bar as an expert in Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Vedder is AV-rated* and has been named to Florida Super Lawyers since 2007.
We welcome foreign nationals and their sponsors statewide in Florida and throughout the United States. Call our Daytona Beach law office at 386-675-0872 to arrange a consultation.
* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.