Employment Based Immigration

The United States offers foreign nationals several ways to obtain employment-based immigration though a sponsoring employer as well as temporary residency to perform work for a specified period of time. In total 140,000 employment-based visas are allotted each year and they are divided into five preference categories.

 

 

 

Employment Based Immigration Articles

  • eb2 green card benefits

    EB-2 Green Card Benefits 

    Published on February 08, 2021

    Do you need to recruit foreign talent for your U.S. based business? The U.S. permits a number of green cards every year to be allotted to foreign workers for the purpose of filling domestic job openings under the EB-2 category. There are many Eb-2 green card benefits, which we’ll explore in depth throughout this article….

  • EB-2 to EB-3 Downgrade Process

    EB-2 to EB-3 India Downgrade: Process, Steps, Cost, Pros and Cons

    Published on September 29, 2020

    The green card waiting times for family and employment-based categories have always been notorious for being long, with some cases taking decades to be processed. However, the most recent visa bulletin for October 2020 has stirred up things in the immigration world. With no movement in the family-based categories came an unprecedented opportunity for those…

  • EB-3 India Downgrade

    EB-2 to EB-3 India Downgrade: FAQs

    Published on September 28, 2020

    The much anticipated October 2020 Visa Bulletin brought some bad news for those in the family-based categories but provided a silver lining for petitioners in the employment-based categories. We’ve received many calls from our clients from India who have EB-2 petitions and are considering downgrading to an EB-3 due to the final action date moving…

  • Job Change After I-140 Approval

    Job Change After Green Card Approval

    Published on August 14, 2020

    The approval of a green card is a very exciting time for most immigrants. However, many wonder how long they are required to stay with their employer without facing penalties or jeopardizing their green card application process. In this post, we’ll explore the process of a job change after green card approval, what to expect,…

  • EB-2 Green Card for Physical Therapists

    EB-2 for Physical Therapists

    Published on August 04, 2020

    Physical therapists and certain other health care workers qualify under a process known as “Schedule A” which permits them to apply for an immigrant visa petition with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) instead of through the Program Electronic Review Management System Labor Certification (PERM).

  • L-1 Visa Interview

    L-1 Visa Interview Experience | Required Documents & Sample Questions

    Published on July 22, 2020

    For multinational companies that have business ties to the U.S., there is no better visa to get your employees overseas than the L-1 visa. With a host of advantages, it’s no wonder why the L-1 is one of the first choices for those who qualify. However, many people overlook the fact that they will need…

  • O-1 Visa Processing Time

    O-1 Visa Processing Time | Renewal & Premium Processing

    Published on July 10, 2020

      If you qualify as a foreign worker with extraordinary achievements, then there’s a good chance you want to know everything there is to know about your prestigious visa including how long it will take. While the official O-1 visa processing time is relatively short, there are some other things to take into consideration when…

  • EB1 vs EB2

    EB-1 vs. EB-2

    Published on July 01, 2020

      U.S. Immigration benefits may be obtained through the employment-based immigration category (EB). The employment-based immigrant category is divided into subcategories to include the EB-1 and the EB-2 preference categories. Each category requires the applicant to submit specific documents pertaining to his/her qualifications, in relation to the requirements set out by the preference category.