What is Employment-Based Immigration?
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides a yearly minimum of 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas which allows aliens to obtain U.S. permanent residence (green card) through the employment-based immigration process. There are generally five preference categories in Employment-Based Immigration.
Categories in Employment Immigration?
The categories in Employment-Based Immigration are listed below:
|EB-1A||Extraordinary Ability Worker|
|EB-1B||Outstanding Professors and Managers|
|EB-1C||Multinational Executives and Managers|
|EB-2||Workers with Exceptional Ability and Advanced Degree|
|EB-2 with NIV||EB-2 Workers with Natinal Interest Waiver|
|EB-3||Professional, Skilled and Unskilled Worker|
An important part in the EB-2 and EB-3 categories is the application of Labor Certification. Please visit the Labor Certification page for detail information. The current program to apply for Labor Certification is called PERM, and there is a shortened process of Labor Certification for certain job classification on "Schedule A".