Immigrants living and working in the U.S. may eventually wish to lengthen their stay. A working immigrant may be able to obtain a green card through their job, which could lead to permanent residency.
If people are looking to apply for a green card through their job, there are several ways to go about it. One way is through self petition, though this method is generally for use by “Aliens of Extraordinary Ability”. These immigrants are ones who excel notably in the arts, sciences, education, athletics, businesses or other career paths and are offered the visa when their skill is recognized.