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Employment-Based Green Cards

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Since 2005, The Alagiri Immigration Law Firm has helped clients achieve their immigration goals. Whether you are an employer wishing to bring an international employee to work in the U.S. or if you are a potential employee wanting to learn more about obtaining an employment-based green card, our skilled San Mateo immigration attorney can help.

What you can expect from our firm:

  • Advocacy backed by over a decade of legal experience
  • Personable service that goes the extra mile
  • Customized solutions for your unique situation

Over the years, we have established a track record of success that has helped many clients work in the United States. Contact us today to learn more.

Preference Categories for Employment-Based Immigrant Visas

Approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants every fiscal year. These immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories.

First Preference (EB1):

EB1 applicants include:

  1. persons of extraordinary ability;
  2. outstanding professors and researchers; and
  3. multinational organization managers and executives.

Labor certification is not required.

Second Preference (EB2):

EB2 applicants are professionals who have advanced degrees or their equivalent or are individuals who will substantially benefit the United States' economic, cultural, or educational interests because of their exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. Labor certification is required but can be waived for individuals with advanced degrees (or who are Ph.D. students) if they can demonstrate that their admittance is in the national interest (i.e. national interest waiver).

Third Preference (EB3):

This preference category has three sub-categories:

  1. Professionals
  2. Skilled workers
  3. Other workers

Labor certification is required.

Fourth Preference (EB4):

This category is for “special immigrants,” including ministers of religion, employees of international organizations, and the U.S. Government, dependents of juvenile courts or in state custody, and veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Fifth Preference (EB5):

This preference category is for immigrant investors. Labor certification is not required and conditional residency is granted. EB5 applicants must invest between $500,000 and $1,000,000 in a commercial enterprise in the U.S. which creates at least 10 new full-time jobs for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or other lawful immigrants, not including the investor and his or her family.

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From the beginning to the end of your case, you can trust that our firm will put our best efforts forth on your behalf. We pride ourselves on knowledgeable solutions and quick responses to our clients’ questions and concerns.

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