Employment-Based Immigration Law
For individuals coming to America for employment, the process can be extremely difficult. An immigration lawyer can help you or your loved one obtain the right to legally work in the United States. We can help clients in all 50 states and across the world understand and obtain all types of immigrant employment visas.
Immigration Employment Visas
EB-1 Visas (Employment First Preference E1)
Applicant must be the beneficiary of an approved Immigrant Petition for Foreign Worker, Form I-40, filed with USCIS. The E1 Visa is reserved for the following types of subgroups:
Immigrants with Extraordinary Ability (EB-11)
Outstanding Professors and Researchers (EB-12)
Multinational Managers or Executives (EB-13)
EB-2 Visas (Employment Second Preference E2)
Applicant must generally have a labor certification approved by the U.S. Department of Labor. The applicant must have an employer willing to sponsor them and the employer must file an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Form I-140. The E2 Visa is reserved for the following subgroups:
Professionals Holding an Advanced Degree
Immigrants with Exceptional Ability
Applicants can apply for an exception by completing a National Interest Waiver (EB-21).
EB-3 Visas (Employment Third Preference E3)
Applicant must have an employer willing to sponsor them and the employer must file an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Form I-40. The E3 Visa is reserved for the following subgroups:
EB-4 Visas (Employment Fourth Preference E4)
Applicant must be the beneficiary of an approved Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, Form I-360. Labor certification is not required. There are several subgroups within the E4 category, including broadcasters and religious workers.
EB-5 Visas (Employment Fifth Preference E5)
Specifically for Immigrant Investors.