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Are you eligible for a green card?

On Behalf of | Jul 15, 2020 | Immigration Law

As an individual who wants to go to Colorado, you have likely read up on green cards. You also know that not everyone can apply for a green card. Employment-based green cards only cover several categories of individuals.

But do you fall into one of those categories? This is something to look into before making further plans on your future in the country.

EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services discusses eligibility categories for green cards. There are several categories. The first are EB-1: priority workers. This includes researchers or college professors that do outstanding work. It also includes the transfer of business managers or executives. They are transferring to a branch in another country. This category also contains any athletes, artists or other performers.

EB-2 includes professionals with “advanced degrees or exceptional abilities”. This includes professionals with advanced degrees. It also includes those who excel in the arts or sciences. EB-3 category is for professional or skilled workers. This category is for people with high skills who do not have bachelor’s degrees. Unskilled workers may also fall under this category.

EB-4 and EB-5

EB-4 contains special immigrant classes, such as religious workers. It also includes any former or current employees of the U.S. government who are living abroad. Finally, there is EB-5. This category includes immigrant investors. In other words, people who are seeking green cards in relation to an enterprise or a business pursuit.

If you fall under one of these categories, what next? You may find yourself eligible for an employment-based green card. If not, there are other categories to look into.