Seeking Employment-Based Immigration?
Experienced Daytona Beach Immigration Attorneys
Because an employer typically is given the task of filing a permanent worker
visa petition on behalf of their desired employee, the government has
put together categories called preference classifications. In order to
be allowed into the United States as an immigrant on an employment-based
visa, you must fall into one of these categories, based on your education,
skills, or experience. Once you are found eligible, with the help of an
experienced Daytona Beach immigration lawyer, your employer can help you
immigrate to the U.S.
Discuss your case with our firm during an
initial case evaluation.
The Different Categories of Employment-Based Green Cards
Individuals seeking a lawful permanent resident visa (employment based
green card) through employment based immigration may do so based on the
fact that they have a permanent opportunity to work in the U.S. and an
employer that wishes to sponsor them for U.S. permanent residence. There
are five categories for granting employment based green card status to
foreign nationals based on employment skills.
- First Preference EB-1: This classification is for people who have proven
extraordinary ability or accomplishments in the following fields: education,
business, arts, and science (“EB1-1”). This is also for professors
and researchers in these subjects.
- Second Preference EB-2: This classification is for advanced degree professionals
or have proven exceptional abilities in sciences, arts, or business.
- Third Preference EB-3: This classification is intended for foreign national
professionals who have earned their baccalaureate degree, (whom do not
qualify for a higher category), skilled workers (minimum two years training
and experience) and unskilled workers.
- Fourth Preference EB-4: This classification, “special immigrants”
is reserved for foreign national religious workers and certain employees
and former employees of the U.S government abroad.
- Fifth Preference EB-5: A green card in the EB-5 category is available to
foreign nationals who make a qualifying investment into a U.S. commercial
enterprise. Individuals seeking to immigrate through investment are those
who have invested—or are actively in the process of investing—the
required amount of capital into a new commercial enterprise that they
have established. They must further demonstrate that this investment will
benefit the United States economy and create the requisite number of full-time
jobs for qualified persons within the United States, amongst other particular
Our legal team at
David F. Vedder, P.A. is incredibly caring, experienced, and competent in the field of immigration
law. We are available to you to discuss your case and determine how we
may be of help to you. With
over 40 years of legal experience, we are a team you can trust to advocate for your best interests.
We provide representation to clients in Volusia County and across the U.S..
Call (386) 968-8880 today.