Immigrant Visas - Employment Based Immigration
Pathway #2 : Employment-Based Immigration
Under the category of Employment and Investment based immigration, there are 5 main preferences, namely :
- First Preference : (EB-1 priority workers) – aliens with Extraordinary Ability, including outstanding professors & researchers and certain multinational executives & managers.
- Second Preference : (EB-2 workers with an advanced degree or exceptional ability) – aliens who are members of a profession holding advanced degrees or their equivalent and aliens who because of their exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business will substantially benefit the national economy, cultural/educational interests or welfare of the United States. Under this category, aliens may apply for a National Interest Waiver, if they qualify for it.
- Third Preference : (EB-3 professionals, skilled workers, and other workers) - aliens with at least two years of experience as skilled workers, professionals with a baccalaureate degree, and others with less than two years experience, such as an unskilled worker who can perform labor for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.
- Fourth Preference : (EB-4 special workers such as those in a religious vocation or occupation) - aliens who, for at least two years before applying for admission to the United States, have been a member of a religious denomination that has a non-profit religious organization in the United States, and who will be working in a religious vocation or occupation at the request of the religious organization.
- Fifth Preference : (EB-5 Employment Creation) – for persons who want to be granted immigrant status in the United States for the purpose of engaging in a new commercial enterprise, i.e.,
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