Abusharar and Associates

The United States welcomes thousands of foreign workers in multiple occupations or employment categories every year. These include artists, researchers, cultural exchange participants, information technology specialists, religious workers, investors, scientists, athletes, nurses, agricultural workers and others. All foreign workers must obtain permission to work legally in the United States. Each employment category for admission has different requirements, conditions and authorized periods of stay. It is important that you adhere to the terms of your application or petition for admission and visa. Any violation can result in removal or denial of re-entry into the United States.

In particular, Employment Based Immigrant Visas have several categories in which permanent residence may be obtained. EB-1A (First Preference) visas require extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. EB-1B visas require applicants to be outstanding professors and researchers. EB-1C are visas for multinational managers or executives. Each of these visas have extensive requirements.

Employment based immigrant visas also include Second Preference, Third Preference, Fourth Preference, and Fifth Preference. EB-2 (Second Preference) visas are permitted for applicants with advanced degrees, exceptional ability, or applications can be made under the National Interest Waiver. There are EB-3 (Third Preference) visas for skilled workers, professionals, or other workers. The employment-based, fourth preference visa (EB-4) if you are a special immigrant. There are many categories that define special immigrants. Additionally, there is a Fifth Preference, and more information can be found about those types of visas under Investor Visas. If interested, please call our office as soon as possible to make an appointment for a consultation.