EB1 Green Card for Priority Workers
EB1 Green Card – One may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference visa if they have an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager. Each occupational category has certain requirements that must be met.
EB2 Green Card for Advanced Degrees
There are three types of EB2 Green Card Visas.
- EB-2(A): for foreign nationals professionals with an ‘advanced degrees’ (masters degree or higher) and with a job offer from a U.S. company.
- EB-2(B): for foreign nationals with ‘exceptional ability’ in the sciences, business or arts and with a job offer from a U.S. company.
- EB-2(C): for foreign nationals with exceptional ability, or an advanced degree, who can show that their activities will substantially benefit the U.S. national interest
EB3 Green Card for Professional and Skilled Workers
EB3 Green Card category consists of (1) professionals, (2) skilled workers and (3) unskilled workers. Most EB3 petitions require that an employer obtain the approval of a PERM application from the U.S. Department of Labor before sponsoring the person for permanent residence.
EB4 Green Card for Religious Workers and Special Immigrants
The EB4 Green Card category is reserved for a broad group of special immigrants that most commonly includes religious workers, broadcasters, Iraqi / Afghan translators, Iraqis who have assisted the United States, international organization employees, physicians, armed forces members, Panama Canal zone employees, retired NATO-6 employees, as well as spouses and children of deceased NATO-6 employees.
EB5 Green Card for Investors
The EB5 investor visa program enables foreigners who make an investment in a U.S. business to obtain a green card and become lawful permanent residents, and eventual citizens, of the United States. The investment can lead to a green card for the investor to permanently live and work in the United States with their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21.