Green Card through Work

One of the most common ways to become a permanent resident is through your job. This is also called “Employment-based” immigration or “EB.” There are five categories in EB immigration. See below to find the right EB category for you.

EB-1 Category:

To qualify, you must be one of the following:

  • A person of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business or athletics; or
  • An outstanding professor or researcher; or
  • A foreign manager or executive transferring to the US

EB-2 Category:

To qualify, you must satisfy one of the following:

  • Have at least a master’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree); or
  • Have a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent foreign degree) plus 5 years of work experience; or
  • Have exceptional ability in sciences, arts or business.

EB-3 Category:

There are two sub-categories within this category.

  • Professionals & Skilled Workers: To qualify, you must satisfy one of the following:
  • Have at least 2 year of work experience; or
  • Have at least a two-year associate’s degree (or foreign equivalent degree);or
  • Have any higher degree (bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree).
  • Unskilled Workers: This category includes any person that does not qualify for any other EB category.

EB-4 Category:

To qualify, you must have been a religious worker for at least 2 years and:

  • Be a minister or priest; or
  • Be a professional worker having at least a bachelor’s degree; or
  • Be in a religious vocation or occupation for your organization or its non-profit affiliate.

EB-5 Category:

(See “Business Investment” page for more info)

To qualify, you must do one of the following:

  • Invest at least $500,000 in the US in a government- approved regional center; or
  • Invest at least $1,000,000 in any industry.

The EB categories above are the most basic requirements for permanent residency through your job. When you call us, our immigration lawyers will explain your options in words that you can understand. Our immigration lawyers will help you through the entire process step-by-step from start to finish. Stop worrying, don’t wait and feel peace of mind. Call us today to speak with one of our immigration lawyers.

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