Live and work permanently in the United States through an employment-based green card.
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Employment-based green cards, also known as immigrant visas, may be issued to certain individuals who are sponsored by a U.S. employer in order to work in the United States. There are five preference categories for employment-based green cards, which prioritize certain types of workers based on their skills, qualifications, and the demand for their expertise in the U.S. labor market. Each of these categories entails a fairly complex application process. We listed below the most popular options.
This category is reserved for individuals who are considered “priority workers,” including those with
This category is for individuals
Your spouse and unmarried child under 21 may apply for an immigrant status, if you r application is approved.
You can enjoy several benefits by obtaining an employment-based visa, also known as a green card:
Overall, obtaining an employment-based green card can provide you with numerous opportunities and benefits that can help you build a new life in the United States.
The primary benefit of an EB-1 Immigrant Visa is that a Labor Certification is not required. Since this usually takes up a significant part in the process, EB-1 is generally a preferred category, if you are able to demonstrate the following:
You possess exceptional skills and expertise in the areas of science, arts, education, business, or athletics, which have been widely acknowledged (both nationally and internationally) through substantial documentation of their accomplishments.
You either have a valid job offer OR you are seeking entry to the U. S. to further pursue your work in the field of your exceptional ability.
Your entry into the U.S. is expected to bring significant benefits to the country in the future.
It’s important to note that the requirements for EB-1 can vary depending on the specific subcategory you are applying for. It’s worth noting that some EB-1 applicants may be eligible for premium processing, which can significantly expedite the adjudication process. Additionally, some applicants may be eligible to file their EB-1 petitions concurrently with their applications for adjustment of status, which can save time and streamline the process.
For EB-2 Immigrant Visas a Labor Certification is required, unless a national interest waiver applies to you. Your employer will need to file a petition on your behalf, and you must be able to demonstrate the following:
It’s important to note that the requirements for employment-based green cards can vary depending on the specific category you are applying for.
The application process for EB visas will vary depending on the specific category, and on your location. You may file from within the United States, or through a U.S. Consulate abroad. Steps involved are:
If you have any questions about U.S. Employment-based green cards or are ready to start your application, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can provide you with the guidance and support you need to complete the process successfully.
You can book a 30 min consultation and have an immigration lawyer advise you on your options based on your individual circumstances.
Yes, it is possible to apply for an employment-based green card if you are already in the United States. You would normally require an “adjustment of status”. However, the process may be different depending on your specific circumstances, such as your current immigration status and the category of employment-based green card you are applying for.
It depends on the category you wish to apply for. If you have a job offer from a U.S. employer you may be eligible for an employment-based green card. Applicants may also self-petition for certain EB-1 and EB-2 (National Interest Waiver) categories.
Yes, you are allowed to change employers after obtaining an employment-based green card. However, it is important to inform the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of any changes to your employment status.
It is generally advisable to remain in the United States while your employment-based green card application is being processed. However, if you need to travel outside of the United States, you may be able to obtain a travel document or advance parole from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to return to the United States.
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