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Posted on October 22 2022

5 US Employment Based visas from EB-1 to EB-5 to work in USA

By  Editor
Updated June 27 2024

Highlights: Employment-Based visa categories to work in USA

  • Immigrants can choose the best from EB1 to EB5 to get Green Card, through an employment-based preference category
  • 140,000 visas are available each fiscal for noncitizens, spouses, and children
  • Noncitizens in the USA have to file Form I-485 while living outside the USA should submit an online Visa Application with Form DS-260
  • 5 Employment-based immigrant visa preference categories include: EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, and EB-5

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Why Employment Based visas to work in USA?

An Employment Based visa allows a foreign national to travel to the United States in order to live and work in the country for a specified amount of time.


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5 Employment-based immigrant visa preference categories

Types of Employment Based Visas Preference Labour Certification Requirement Family of EB-1 Visa Holders
EB-1 Extraordinary qualities in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers No Spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for admission to the United States in E-14 or E-15
EB-2 Having advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business Yes Spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for admission to the United States in E-21 and E-22 immigrant status
EB-3 Professionals, skilled workers, and other workers Yes E-34 (spouse of a skilled worker’ or ‘professional’) or EW-4 (spouse of an 'other worker’), and E-35 (child of a skilled worker or professional) or EW-5 (child of other worker)
EB-4 ‘Special immigrants’, which includes certain religious workers, employees of US foreign service posts, retired employees of international organisations No Few EB-4 classifications allow your spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 to be admitted to the United States
EB-5 Business investors who invest $1.5 million or $800,000 No NA


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