Permanent Residence Work Visas
If you have received a valid offer of employment from the U.S., you may obtain an Immigrant Worker Visa.
All the Permanent Residence Work Visas are issued in chronological order. When the annual limit for your category is reached, you need to wait until the following year. You can visit the Visa Bulletin to check your application status anytime once you have submitted your request.
To qualify for a Green Card for Professionals, you must fall into one of the following categories:
- First Preference Green Card (EB-1 Visa): for workers with extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, managers, and executives;
- Second Preference (EB-2 Visa): for advanced degree professionals who can offer benefit to the U.S. economy or cultural interest;
- Third Preference (EB-3 Visa): for skilled workers with bachelor’s degrees or at least two years of experience in their field;
- Fourth preference (EB-4 Visa): for religious workers;
- Fifth Preference (EB-5 Visa): for foreign nationals who wish to invest at least $1,000,000 or $500,00 in a “targeted employment area”.
Your permanent Worker Visa application process starts when you file a Form I-140. You must submit to the USCIS a written statement from your employer and all the adequate evidence to support your eligibility.
In some instances, you may be allowed to bring your spouse and children with you. After they enter the country, they can apply for a work permit or permanent residence.