Many foreigners with a work visa can obtain permanent residence through their job or through a job offer. Most applications for residency through employment require the applicant to be sponsored by their employer. Highly skilled workers, ie those with extraordinary skills for certain professions and investors / entrepreneurs are given priority to immigrate through different categories.
Most applications for residency through employment require the following:
- First, that the Department of Labor issues a labor certification.
- Second, that the employer requests an immigrant visa petition for the worker.
- And third, that the employee applies for adjustment of status.
For additional information visit the page of the Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS.