Employment-Based Preference Categories Employment-based preference
categories apply to individuals who are attempting to live and work permanently in the United States based on employment, rather than family ties. There are three preference categories that an individual may be eligible for, depending on their type of work.
- First Preference (EB-1) –Priority workers
- Second Preference (EB -2) –Foreign nationals
- Third Preference (EB – 3) –Skilled workers, professionals
The idea behind first-preference employment-based immigration underscores the policy that the U.S. values education, talent, and excellence. With that in mind, it makes sense why individuals like professors, researchers, and teachers fall into the first-preference employment-based immigration category.Each occupational category under first preference employment-based immigration has different requirements that an applicant must meet. The first preference employment categories are listed below.
- Extraordinary ability
- Professors and researchers
- Multinational manager or executive
The second preference category for employment-based permanent residence is for applicants who are professionals or who are members of professions that require advanced degrees, or a foreign national who has exceptional ability.
- Advanced degree
- Exceptional ability
- National interest waiver
The third and final preference category for employment-based green cards in the United States covers skilled workers, professionals, and other workers. The workers that are placed into this category are listed below.
- Skilled workers
- Professional worker
- Other workers
In addition, foreign nationals who are already in the United States for other, non-employment related reasons, may file an “adjustment of status” form in order to change his or her lawful permanent resident status to permit him or her to obtain permanent work.Additional ResourcesGreen Card Processes & Procedures
–Visit the Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security to find the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website for a plethora of information on green card eligibility, how to file, concurrent filing, and other useful information to make the green card application process as painless as possible.The National Visa Center
– Visit the website of the National Visa Center to find out more information on the proper procedures for obtaining a visa, the status of your visa, and how to ensure that all fees and forms have been paid and completed.
Find a Lawyer for Employment-Based Immigration in Montgomery County, TX
Being the son of immigrant parents, attorney Luis F. Hess understands the U.S. immigration process.An experienced immigration lawyer like Luis F. Hess will ensure that all the required immigration forms are correctly filled out. He will fight in court for any unfair visa
or green card denial and stand with his clients throughout their transition process.His firm Luis F. Hess, PLLC is located in Shenandoah, Texas, and he accepts clients seeking entry into the United States for temporary or permanent work throughout The Woodlands-Houston metropolitan area. Luis F. Hess’s clients come from Montgomery County and in the surrounding areas like Shenandoah, Conroe, Magnolia, and Spring in Harris County.If you or someone you know is seeking an experienced immigration lawyer who can relate to your experience as an immigrant trying to relocate to the United States, contact Luis F. Hess, PLLC.Call (281) 306-5896 to schedule a no obligations consultation.