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EMPLOYMENT BASED VISAS

What is Employment Based Visas

An employment visa allows a person to work in the United States. In many instances, that company must sponsor the applicant for the visa. There are both temporary and permanent options. However, regardless of the specific type, the applicant must provide detailed information concerning the work history, their lives in their home country, and what they intend to do in the United States.

Employment First Preference (EB-1)

Priority Workers receive 28.6 percent of the yearly worldwide limit. All Priority Workers must be the beneficiaries of an approved Form I- 140, Immigrant Petition for Foreign Worker, filed with USCIS.

Employment Second Preference (EB-2)

Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees, or Persons of Exceptional Ability in the Arts, Sciences, or Business receive 28.6 percent of the yearly worldwide limit, plus any unused Employment First Preference visas.

Employment Third Preference (EB-3)

Skilled Workers, Professionals Holding Baccalaureate Degrees and Other Workers receive 28.6 percent of the yearly worldwide limit, plus any unused Employment First and Second Preference visas.

Employment Second Preference (EB-5)

Employment Creation Investors receive 7.1 percent of the yearly worldwide limit. All applicants must file a Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur with USCIS.

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