TN to Green Card
San Antonio TN to Green Card Lawyer
If you are a NAFTA Professional here in the United States on a TN Visa and wish to apply for a Green Card, the US government has a path for you to do so.
TN to Green Card Requirement
There is 1 main requirement that must be met in order to qualify for your Green Card while on a TN Visa.
The Employer must show that it was unable to replace the Green Card applicant with a US Worker who was qualified, willing and available to take the applicant’s job.
The employer will need to show that it is unable to find any US workers that are qualified, willing and able to do your job. To prove this, the US employer must post a temporary job listing to show that there are no qualified US workers willing, able, and available to accept the applicant’s job.
Note: If the US employer does find a US Worker to fill applicant’s job, the US employer is not required to hire the US worker.
TN to Green Card Application Process
The application process to turn your TN Visa into a Green Card is a two-step process.
Step 1 – Labor Certification Application (PERM) for TN to Green Card
TN to Green Card Document Checklist. Once your hire our firm, our immigration attorney will provide you with a tailored checklist of the documents to prepare Step 1 of the application.
Labor Certification Application (PERM)
First, we will request a determination of what the “prevailing wage” for the TN applicant’s job position. A “prevailing wage” is the wage paid to the majority of workers that work in the same geographic area and who are employed in the same type of occupation as the applicant.
Second, the US employer needs to attempt to find a qualified US worker willing and able to perform the applicant’s job. The US employer is required to advertise that it has a job opening and interview any qualified US workers who apply for the job. If the US employer is unable to find a US worker who is willing and able to take the job, then the Labor Certification is approvable.
Submit Step 1 of the Green Card Application
Once the Labor Certification Application is approved, we will submit Step 1 of the application and move on to Step 2 of the TN to Green Card application.
Step 2 – I-140 & I-485
I-140 & I-485 Document Checklist. Similar to Step 1, our immigration attorney will provide you with a second tailored checklist of the documents needed to prepare Step 2 of the Green Card application.
I-140 & I-485
The final steps in the TN visa to Green Card application are forms I-140 and I-485. The I-140 is the application that your employer will use to apply for your Green Card, while the I-485 is the application you will use to apply for your Green Card. These applications are generally filed together. Once both forms are approved, your Green Card will be issued.
For more information Contact Our San Antonio TN to Green Card Lawyer
If you would like to set up a consultation with an immigration attorney to discuss the time, costs and other requirements associated with the TN to Green Card application, please call (210) 858-9681.