Under current U.S. immigration law, every fiscal year (Oct 1 - September 30) approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to those who qualify. Individual applicants must be eligible for an employment-based visa under one of the five categories by law. The individual's employer must complete and submit a labor certification request to the Department of Labor and must also file an immigrant visa petition, usually a Form I-140 Petition for Alien Worker. The government must approve this petition before it can be finalized.

Eligibility for Visa Based on Employment

The five categories for employment-based immigration are:
  • Priority workers: those with extraordinary abilities in science, art, education, business, or athletics, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational managers or executives
  • Professionals: those holding advanced degrees and persons of exceptional ability in science, art, or business
  • Skilled and unskilled workers
  • Certain special immigrants
  • Immigrant investors

The process to get an employment based immigration visa can be a long and complicated process with many bumps along the way. We can assist you in achieving your immigration goals as quickly and smoothly as possible.

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