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-140 Processing Time

    I-140 Processing Time | Premium Processing Shortening and Porting

    Published on September 22, 2022

    A green card represents a significant investment, so it makes sense that you would want to know everything about the process–including how long it will take. A large part of the time it takes to get an employment-based green card is the I-140 processing time, which isn’t the same for everyone. Find out what goes…

  • EB-2-vs-EB-3 Cover Photo

    EB2 vs EB3 | Requirements, Processing Time and Priority Dates

    Published on September 22, 2022

    EB-2 and EB-3 are two types of Employment-Based green card categories. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants these visas to foreign nationals depending on their degrees, professional skills, and country of origin. Before selecting the right one for you, it is best to consider the different options available. On this page, you…

  • PERM Processing Time in 2021

    PERM Processing Time in 2022 | EB-2 & EB-3 Green Card Timeline

    Published on September 08, 2022

    PERM (Program Electronic Review Management) labor certification is a process that employers must go through in order to hire a foreign immigrant worker on a permanent basis. It is the first step for a foreign national to obtain a green card. The PERM Labor Certificate processing time has widely varied over time and even today…

  • O-1 Visa Processing Time Cover Photo

    O-1 Visa Processing Time | Renewal & Premium Processing

    Published on September 04, 2022

    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 planning…

  • Form I-693 Medical Exam Cover Photo

    Form I-693: Instructions, Costs, Validity, and Medical Exam in 2022

    Published on August 09, 2022

    Those seeking to come to the United States (or are trying to change their status inside the U.S.) must prove that they do not pose a health risk to the general public. Ensuring an applicant can meet the government standards for public health is done through a medical exam. On this page, you will learn…

  • EB-2 to EB-3 Downgrade India Receipt

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

    Published on July 20, 2022

    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, recent changes have stirred up things in the immigration world. With no movement in the family-based categories came an unprecedented opportunity for those applying for employment-based immigrant visas. On…

  • L-1 Visa Interview Questions along L-1A interview questions and L-1B interview questions

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

    Published on July 04, 2022

    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…

  • i-485 J

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

    Published on April 18, 2022

    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 the supplement J. This post will explore the ins and outs…