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

  • i-485 J 2023

    Form I-485J: Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability

    Published on August 18, 2023

    If you seek an employment-based green card based on your employer filing Form I-140, USCIS may require you to file Form I-485J to demonstrate you have a job offer. However, if you file the I-485 and I-140 simultaneously, you do not need to file supplement J. This post will explore the ins and outs of…

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    O-1 Visa vs EB-1 Green Card | Differences, Approval Rate, Processing Time

    Published on August 16, 2023

    The O-1 visa and the EB-1 green card are both very attainable visa options for foreign extraordinary workers but it’s important to understand the differences and benefits of each one respectively. If you’re planning on switching from an O-1 to an EB-1 status, the process will require some changes that each applicant will need to thoroughly…

  • EB-1 Green Card vs NIW

    EB-1 Green Card vs NIW All Key Differences Explained

    Published on August 16, 2023

    Getting a green card through employment is one of the most popular methods of immigration into the United States. However, for most of the green card options, you need to have a U.S. employer sponsor you for your immigrant visa. If you are a business owner, do not have an occupation that is conducive to…

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    H-1B to Green Card: Process, Steps & Timeline

    Published on August 14, 2023

    The H-1B visa is the most popular U.S. visa due to its numerous benefits, especially the opportunity to apply for a green card application. One of the most common terms related to the H-1B visa is “dual intent” which refers to certain temporary visa classifications with the option of green card application. Not all temporary/nonimmigrant…

  • O-1 Visa for Independent Contractors

    O-1 Visa for Independent Contractors

    Published on July 11, 2023

    Have you heard of the O-1 visa? One common mistake individuals make about this visa, also known as a contract visa, is that there must be an arrangement between an employer and an employee. USCIS frequently uses the word “employer” when explaining information pertaining to work visa sponsors, but with the case of O-1, you…

  • O-1 Visa for Software Engineers and Computer Scientists | Criteria and Process 2023

    Published on July 06, 2023

    U.S. work visas are for different people, categorized on their skills and background. It is best that each applicant chooses the one that best aligns with their career goals and aspirations. If you are a computer scientist or a software engineer, the O-1 visa may be the perfect immigration path for your situation.

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    How to Perform EB-2 to EB-1 Porting

    Published on June 22, 2023

    After all the work, fees, and filing done for an I-140 approval for the EB-2 green card, you still need to wait for the priority date to be current. For some people, the EB-2 green card waiting time could be several years. Because the EB-1 waiting times are often much shorter, one thing that many…

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    Ph.D. Green Card with EB-1 | Process & Tips

    Published on June 22, 2023

    Accomplishing the prestigious task of obtaining your Ph.D. is no easy feat. However, using it to get a green card may prove to be almost as challenging without help. Keep reading to view the requirements for an EB-1 Ph.D. Green Card and the best way to qualify for this distinguished immigrant visa.