Employment Based Immigration
Immigration questions arise often in regards to the employment of foreign nationals in the United States. The United States will only release a limited number of immigrant visas each year in this category. Pursuant to The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), approximately 140,000 visas are available each year, plus any visa numbers that are not used under the family sponsored immigration categories. Also, no individual country may exceed seven (7) percent of the total immigrant visas available per year.
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The Immigration and Nationality Act categorizes employment based green card applications into five (5) preference categories. This is dependent on the level of the individual’s education, ability and value to the United States.
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First preference (EB-1)
The EB-1 is assigned to Priority Workers. Twenty eight (28) percent of worldwide visas are available in this category.
The specific sub-categories of priority workers are as follows:
Persons of extraordinary ability employment, (EB-1-1)
Individuals are required to prove that they intend to pursue work in the United States in their specific field of expertise.
Outstanding professors and researchers (EB-1-2)
The EB-1-2 subcategory includes professors and researchers that are internationally recognized as outstanding in their area of academics.
Multinational executives and managers (EB-1-3)
The EB-1-3 subcategory includes managers and executives of multinational companies that have been employed abroad for an affiliate, branch, parent or subsidiary of the U.S. entity for at least one (1) of the past three (3) years.
Second preference (EB-2)
The EB-2 category includes members of professions who:
- Hold an advanced degree,
- Aliens of exceptional ability in their field
- National interest waiver cases (involving persons to be employed in positions that hold great merit and that will benefit this country).
Third preference (EB-3)
Included in this category are:
- Skilled workers,
- Other workers.
Fourth preference (EB-4)
The EB-4 category is for Special Immigrants, including the following:
- Religious workers and ministers,
- Certain former government employees,
- Specific categories of other aliens.
Fifth preference (EB-5)
The EB-5 category is reserved for employment creation visas and investor Visas.
The E visa is designed for persons who are engaged in business in the United States pursuant to a treaty with the U.S. and the foreign national’s homeland. In order for one to qualify for a visa in this category, a commercial treaty must be in place between the United States and the individual’s homeland.Employment Based VISA Catagories
There are two (2) Visas in this category, which include the following:
E-1: Treaty trader
One who is actively engaged in operating a business.
E-2 Treaty investor
One who is investing funds in an United States enterprise.
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