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It is possible to become a permanent resident of the United States through obtaining an employment based visa. This is accomplished by first being sponsored by your U.S. employer for a visa. This status is known as a P.E.R.M. and several conditions must be met in order to get it.
If you can show that you meet these requirements, everything will be examined. Once this position is filled, you are required to wait until the quota opens. This will allow your visa to process. In general, your status as a permanent residency status begins with an H1-B visa. This allows you to come to the United States at once and begin work with your U.S. employer for a temporary time. From here, you would need to file a perm application. But, you can apply directly for a job without having to go through the H1-B visa if your employer is willing to wait for you to go through the immigration process.
If your petition is approved by the USCIS, you will be allowed to apply for a visa or change of status if you are already in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa such as a tourist visa. During the stages that follow, you will need to submit many different documents and information, in addition you will have to pay Visa fees. Because there are a limited number of immigrant visas that are allowed per year, each classification of immigration may be subject to waiting periods or quotas.