A Labor Certification
(whether through the standard Labor Certification process
or through the faster RIR process) is a pre-requisite for
an immigration petition for most employment-based categories.
For employment-based petitions, it is, in many cases, the
first step to obtaining the right to live and work permanently
within the U.S. An H-1B petition is a non-immigrant visa for
alien workers and provides the right to live and work within
the U.S. for a limited amount of time.
the RIR approval process may take up to one year, many alien workers maintain
H-1B non-immigrant status during the RIR and subsequent immigration petition process.
This is possible since an H-1B visa allows for dual intent, i.e. an H-1B holder
may also pursue permanent residency and it will not affect his/her H-1B status.
Once the alien receives permanent residency through the RIR and employment-based
immigration petition, however, the alien is required to work for the U.S. employer
who filed the RIR and immigration petition on his/her behalf.
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