EB Immigration Overview

One of the most widely used methods to obtain permanent resident status in the United States is through employment. There are five classifications for employment-based immigration. Please click on the category that best suits your situation.

EB-1 Priority Workers

  1. Individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education,
    business or athletics.
  2. Outstanding professors and researchers
  3. Multinational managers and executives transferred to the U.S.

EB-2 Advanced Degree Professionals/Exceptional Ability

  1. Individuals with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business
  2. Professionals with advanced degrees

EB-3 Professionals, Skilled Workers, and Other Workers

  1. Professionals with bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent
  2. Skilled workers with at least two years experience, training or
    post-secondary education
  3. Other workers with less than two years of training or experience.

EB-4 Special Immigrants

  1. Religious workers
  2. Persons seeking reacquisition of U.S. citizenship, or returning residents who have been outside the U.S. for an extended period of time.

EB-5 Immigrants Investors

Foreign investors who purchase or create a new US enterprise:

  1. Invest or be actively in the process of investing US$1 million (may be as
    little as US $500,000 for investment in a targeted employment area)
  2. Create at least 10 new full-time positions for US citizen or immigrant
    workers within 2 years