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What is your eligibility for employment based immigration?

| Oct 28, 2019 | Firm News

If you intend to work in Colorado someday but are not currently a citizen of the United States, is it still possible for you to find a job in the state? The answer is yes, though you will need to go through the proper avenues to gain citizenship or get a green card or work visa. Today, we will look at your eligibility for employment based immigration.

Employment-based immigration currently has five categories. They are ranked in terms of highest to lowest preference. At the top are EB-1, priority workers. These individuals have phenomenal skills and abilities in their field of choice, with the fields ranging from education to arts to business to science. This category includes the transferring of managers or business executives.  EB-2 is for professionals who have exceptional abilities or advanced degrees. This also includes medical practitioners with expertise in areas that are under-served.

EB-3 is for skilled workers. These are people with bachelor’s degrees who don’t qualify for the higher categories. However, they have a minimum of two years of training and experience. This can include unskilled workers. EB-4 is for special immigrants like religious workers or current or past employees of the U.S. government. Finally, EB-5 is for immigrant investors who are seeking green cards connected to new commercial enterprises or capital ventures.

If you have decided that you want to read more about employment based immigration or other immigration opportunities, take a look at our link here. It will take you to our web page that further discusses immigration law.