Employment-based Immigration is for the qualified professionals and skilled workers that are scarce in the U.S. labor market. Thus, the employment-based Immigration procedure focuses on determining whether a certain employment of foreign laborer can be a benefit to the U.S.
Employment-based Immigrant Visas are categorized into five preferences (categories) by USCIS –below are the list of three categories that are most relevant;
- First Preference EB-1
- This category is for persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers. (Individuals with L-1A or E-1/E-2 Employee Visa may be eligible for First Preference EB-1)
- Second Preference EB-2
- This category is for persons who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business. Specifically, this category is for individuals with Master’s degree or Bachelor’s with five years or more of work experience.
- Third Preference EB-3
- This category is for persons who are not qualified to be in EB-1 or EB-2 category. This preference is subcategorized as professionals, skilled workers, and unskilled workers.
Please contact us to evaluate your options and find out if you are eligible for employment-based Immigrant visas.