Our Seattle immigration attorneys help businesses obtain U.S. permanent residence for employees. Ryan Swanson attorneys also assist individuals who wish to sponsor family members for immigration and permanent residence.

For employers, our Seattle immigration attorneys assist with all the complex phases of immigration law. This includes assisting employers to obtain ‘labor certification’ from the U.S. Department of Labor, which involves testing the U.S. labor market through advertising and recruiting, documenting the results, and preparing the electronic filings required by the Department of Labor’s new PERM labor certification system. Contact our immigration law team for further information regarding labor certification and the PERM program. Our Seattle immigration attorneys also assist employers to sponsor individuals who do not require labor certification, such as multinational managers and executives, outstanding professors and researchers, and individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary ability in their fields.

For families, our immigration attorneys help with the preparation of permanent residence applications for fiancés, spouses, children, parents, and other relatives. We also assist with obtaining nonimmigrant ‘K’ status for fiancés and spouses.

For individuals sponsored by either employers or family members, we prepare and file immigrant petitions and adjustment of status applications in the United States and assist with visa processing at U.S. consulates and embassies throughout the world.