Employment-based immigration visas also known as Green Cards permit immigrants to obtain legal permanent residency in the US in order to participate in skilled jobs. There are two methods to get the US Green Card: one method is to apply via a family member, another option is to apply for an employment-based Green Card (you can also attempt to win this year’s Green Card diversity lottery). This article focuses on the five kinds of Green Cards.
There are five EB categories:
- E-B-1For international executives as well as managers. individuals with extraordinary experience and talent in the fields of science, art education, business or in sport.
- EB-2 for those working in certain specialties – like medical, science, or teaching, who have an advanced master’s degree or more.
- EB-3 EB-3 For highly skilled employees who have at minimum 2 years of work experience in their field Master’s and PhD holders who aren’t included in the EB-2 visa as well as for those with low-level skills to secure the step of obtaining a regular US job.
- EB-4For certain immigrants that do not fall into other visa categories, such as employees of religious organizations, US Foreign service employees and other.
- E-5For those who have invested either $900,000 or $1.800,000 in the same US company that has at 10 employees or more.