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Seeking Employment-Based Immigration?

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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.

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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 requirements

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.

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