Who Can Get A Green Card Via Employment?

image_3If you happen to be in one of the following five categories, you can get a Green Card via employment. These categories are presented according to preference (that means first preference is given to EB-1):

EB-1 Category (applicable for the workers who have a great priority):

  • Individuals who have “extraordinary” skills in sciences, education, arts, athletics or business
  • Individuals who are researchers and professors of outstanding status
  • Multi-national executives or managers

EB-2 Category (applicable for professionals who have “exceptional ability” or an “advanced degree”):

  • Individuals who have an “advanced” degree in their career
  • Individuals who have exceptional and excellent skills in business, arts or the sciences

EB-3 Category (applicable for professional workers or skilled workers):

  • Individuals who are professionals who have a bachelor’s degree but who are not qualified for EB-1 or EB-2 category
  • Individuals who are workers who have good skills and 2 years of training (minimum) and experience
  • Workers who have less than 2 years training and experience
  • EB-3 is usually used for most professions.  Some of these, although not an inclusive list, are: Engineering (all types), Medical, Computing and IT, Teaching, Banking, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Telecoms, HealthCare, Legal, PR, Sales, Advertising, Business Management, Business Administration, etc.

EB-4 Categories (applicable for special immigrants):

  • Individuals who are former or current employers of the United States Government who live abroad
  • Religious workers who have membership in the U.S. Non-profit Religious Organization

EB-5 Categories (applicable for immigrant investors):

  • Individuals who want to set up a new profitable business in the U.S.
  • Investors who have invested in a new, profitable business
  • Investors who create new employment in the U.S.

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