Employment Based Immigration

If you seek to obtain your legal permanent residency through employment, it is necessary to determine which one of the five preference categories you fall into:

1. EB-1 Visa – Priority Workers

  • Persons with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts (examples include musicians, interior designers, fashion designers, chefs, photographers), education, business or athletics
  • Outstanding professors and researchers
  • Multinational managers or executives

2. EB-2 Visa – Professionals Holding Advance Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability

  • Professionals holding an advanced degree
  • Persons with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business

3. EB-3 Visa– Professionals, Skilled and Other Workers

  • Professionals holding a baccalaureate degree and who are members of certain professions
  • Skilled workers seeking a full-time permanent job requiring at least 2 years training or work experience.
  • • Other workers with less than 2 years of training and work experience.

4. EB-4 Visa– Certain Special Immigrants, which includes many subgroups including the following:

  • Ministers of Religion
  • Iraqi and Afghan interpreters/translators who have worked directly with the U.S. armed forces
  • Persons recruited outside of the U.S. who have served in the U.S. armed forces

5. EB-5 Visa– Immigrant Investors

  • To qualify as an Immigrant Investor, a foreign citizen must invest between $500,000 and $1,000,000 USD, depending on the unemployment rate in the geographical area, in a commercial enterprise in the United States which creates at least 10 new full-time jobs for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or other lawful immigrants, not including the investor and his or her family.

After we determine which employment category you fit into, we will help you file all the applications with the U.S. Department of Labor, if necessary, and USCIS.

Contact the Work Visa Attorneys atthe Law Office of Betty Huang P.C.

The employment based immigration process is complicated, nuanced and often difficult to understand. For knowledgeable legal advice about your employment status and immigration issues contact the Law Office of Betty Huang P.C. experienced New York Business Immigration Attorneys, at (646) 768-4190 or email us to schedule a consultation.