Employment Based Immigration

The United States has earned its reputation as the land of opportunity, that’s why many non-Americans want to come to work. Unfortunately, not everyone who wants to come to the U.S. to work can successfully do so. The process can be complicated because there are different categories of employment-based visas. To understand the different options and what you may be eligible for, you should speak with an experienced immigration lawyer. Janda Law has a team of skilled and passionate immigration lawyers who can help you understand employment-based immigration and support you through your application process.

  • Our experienced immigration attorneys represent clients in all types of immigration cases, even the most complex cases.
  • We understand the complexities of the immigration process and will guide you and your family through every stage of the process.
  • At the Janda Law Firm, you are assured of open and sincere communication with your attorney. You will always be in direct contact with your attorney to ask any questions or share any concerns that you may have.

If you want a piece of the American pie, an employment-based visa could be the answer. You deserve to chase the American dream without having to look over your shoulders because you do not have the necessary employment visa. Whether you are looking for an immigrant employment-based visa or a non-immigrant employment-based visa, our team of experienced immigration lawyers can help you. Call us today at 702-758-8888 to schedule your free consultation.

Employment-Based Visas for Permanent Workers

Every year, a limited number of employment-based visas are available for individuals who desire to immigrate to the U.S. based on their job skills and work experience. There are five categories of employment-based immigrant visas.

The five visa preference categories are as follows:

First Preference EB-1

The first preference EB-1 visa is reserved for individuals with extraordinary ability. These individuals have skills in varied areas including business, education, arts, and science. These individuals range in profession from professors, multinational executives, entertainers, or athletes. Applicants must demonstrate their extraordinary ability with evidence. 

Second Preference EB-2

This preference is for individuals with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business, or those with advanced degrees. Qualifying jobs must require an advanced degree and fieldwork experience, which the individual possesses. 

Third Preference EB-3

Under this preference, skilled workers, unskilled workers, and professionals are eligible for employment-based immigration. To qualify, these individuals must be performing work for which no qualified Americans are available to perform.

Fourth Preference EB-4

This preference is for special immigrants such as retired employees of international organizations, religious workers, broadcasters, and law enforcement informants.

Fifth Preference EB-5

This preference is for business investors who create jobs for U.S. workers. These individuals invest $1.8 million or $900,000, depending on where the business is located, in a new business with at least 10 full-time U.S. employees.

Other Requirements

The second and third preferences, EB-2 and EB-3, require a labor certification. A labor certification is issued by the secretary of labor and certifies a U.S. employer’s assertion that there are no U.S. workers available to do the work that the non-U.S. worker will be performing under their employment. 

Get Help Filing Your Employment-Based Immigrant Visa

If you are interested in an employment-based U.S. immigrant visa, you might be confused about which category you best qualify under. Janda Law can help you understand the law and secure your future in the U.S. Call 702-758-8888 today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced Nevada immigration lawyers.