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Obtaining an immigrant visa to reside permanently in the United States and to work without restrictions can be a complex process that requires in-depth knowledge of U.S. immigration law and procedure. Masuda Funai has successfully represented a diverse business clientele to achieve this goal, while staying in compliance with complicated immigration and employment verification laws. We represent employers and employees and their families, located both in the U.S. and abroad, in obtaining lawful permanent resident status, commonly known as the “green card.”

Our representation includes guiding clients through the Department of Labor (DOL’s) PERM process and when possible, assisting multinational executives and managers, individuals of extraordinary ability and outstanding professors and researchers in avoiding the PERM process. We then counsel and assist clients on a case-by-case basis in completing the permanent residence process through either the adjustment of status procedure in the U.S. or through U.S. consular processing abroad. We also advise clients in obtaining lawful permanent resident status on the basis of family relationships as well as the diversity visa lottery.

With any immigrant visa, there are barriers to entry. Because our attorneys know the immigration process inside and out, we anticipate potential challenges well in advance of the evolution of initial problems turning into serious roadblocks to progress. We work tirelessly to ensure that our client’s applications and/or petitions have the best chance of achieving the desired result.