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Employment-Based Visas

Guiding You through the Visa Process

Foreign nationals seeking employment-based visas to work in the United States face an alphabet soup of categories and preferences. In many of these categories, the numbers of applicants exceed the number of visas allocated each year. Without the help of an experienced lawyer, you could spend time and money pursuing employment-based immigration under a category that offers you little hope of success. Over the past 25 years, Attorney Scott M. Beller has helped hundreds of professionals and skilled workers reach their goals for employment-based immigration in the United States and around the nation.

Among the employment-based (EB) immigration visa categories are:

  • Aliens of extraordinary ability
  • Outstanding professors and researchers
  • Managers and executives of multinational corporations
  • Professionals with advanced degrees or aliens of exceptional ability
  • Waivers based on national interest
  • Foreign medical graduates
  • Nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists –
  • Skilled workers
  • Religious workers

Employment-Based Immigration Preference Categories

To obtain an employment-based immigrate as a relative of a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States, you must obtain an immigrant visa number based on the preference category that is applicable to you. Those preference categories include:

First preference:

  • Priority workers (persons of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and certain multinational executives and managers)

Second Preference:

  • Professionals with advanced degrees or aliens with exceptional ability

Third Preference:

  • Skilled workers, professionals (without advanced degrees), and needed unskilled workers

Fourth Preference:

  • Special immigrants, including religious workers –

Fifth Preference:

  • Employment-creation immigrants (investors)

As your immigration lawyer Scott M. Beller will review your background and credentials and help you choose the employment-based visa category that offers you the greatest opportunity for obtaining a green card for permanent residency in the United States.

Some people may qualify for immigration under more than one category.

Some immigration categories (such as aliens of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and managers and executives of multinational corporations) are pre-certified, meaning they do not have to go through the PERM/labor certification process.

Non-immigrant visas:

In addition to permanent residency, Attorney Scott M. Beller helps individuals and companies obtain temporary work visas such as H-1B and intracompany transfers.