EB-1 - EB-5

The green card through employment is also referred by its category EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4 Categories. The category the employment based green card comes under is determined by the position, the qualifications required for the position, and other facts of each case. During the past 24 years of our practice, we have represented hundreds of individuals and employers across the U.S. in processing and obtaining employment based green card. The following EB classes have a quota of about 140,000 each year. This means 140,000 individuals are allowed to become green card holders through the employment-based (EB) preference categories:

EB-1 category: includes persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers and executives and managers of multinational companies. This category does not require a labor certification (PERM) from U.S. Department of Labor.

EB-2 category: includes individuals of exceptional ability and individuals whose job requires an advanced university degree or its equivalent. In order to file under EB-2 category based green card, the first step is to obtain a foreign labor certification by an employer, commonly known as PERM. The PERM is filed with the U.S. Department of Labor and upon approval of PERM, an employer can file with Immigration Services for lawful permanent residence for an individual.

EB-3 category: includes professionals, skilled workers and unskilled workers. In order to file under EB-3 category based green card, the first step is to obtain a foreign labor certification by an employer commonly known as PERM. The PERM is filed with the U.S. Department of Labor and upon approval of PERM, an employer can file with Immigration Services s for lawful permanent residence for an individual.

EB-4 category: includes religious workers and other special immigrants. This category does not require a labor certification (PERM) from U.S. Department of Labor.

EB-5 category: includes investors. This category does not require a labor certification (PERM) from U.S. Department of Labor.

During the past 24 years of our practice, we have successfully represented hundreds of individuals and employers across the U.S. in processing and obtaining employment based green cards.