EB Visa: Employment-Based Visa For Permanent Workers

By Sierra December 20, 2020 (Updated January 6, 2021) 4 min. read
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Let’s say you’re interested in coming to the United States to work but looking for a more permanent role. Many individuals come to the US with the plan to never leave. Approximately 140,000 immigrant visas are available each year for newcomers (and their spouses and children) who seek to immigrate based on their job skills. If you have the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience and are otherwise eligible, you may be able to live permanently in the US. In these cases, an EB Visa is also known as an Employment-Based Visa may be the perfect route for you.

Here is a breakdown down of your EB Visa options!

Employment First Preference: EB-1 Visa

The EB-1 Visa was designed for those who have an extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager.

How To Apply

You or the employer must:

  1. Review the instructions for Form I-140
  2. Complete and sign Form I-140
  3. Pay the filing fee, if applicable
  4. Provide all required evidence and supporting documentation.

Employment Second Preference: EB-2 Visa

The EB-2 Visa was designed for those who hold an advanced degree or exceptional ability.

How To Apply

You or the employer must:

  1. Review the instructions for Form I-140
  2. Complete and sign Form I-140
  3. Pay the filing fee, if applicable
  4. Provide all required evidence and supporting documentation

Employment Third Preference: EB-3 Visa

You may be eligible to be classified as a skilled worker, professional, or other worker depending upon your education, skills, and work experience.

How To Apply

Your employer must:

  1. Read the instructions for Form I-140
  2. Obtain an approved Application for Permanent Labor Certification from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), if required for the specific visa category
  3. Complete and sign Form I-140
  4. Pay the filing fee, if applicable
  5. Provide all required evidence and supporting documentation

Employment Fourth Preference: EB-4 Visa

You may be eligible to be classified as a special immigrant if you are a:  

How To Apply

  1. Read the instructions for Form I-360
  2. Complete and sign Form I-360
  3. Pay the filing fee, if applicable
  4. Provide all required evidence and supporting documentation

Employment Fifth Preference: EB-5 Visa

An EB-5 regional center is an economic unit, public or private, in the US that is involved with promoting economic growth. Regional centers are designated by USCIS for participation in the Immigrant Investor Program.

How To Apply

To apply for USCIS designation as a regional center, file Form I-924.

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