The EB-4 Visa

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
The EB-4 Visa

The EB-4 Visa

The immigration system in the US allows for families to be reunited, but it also provides the opportunity for immigrants to enter and work in the country. The available work immigrant visas are categorized based on priority, with there being 5 levels. The fourth priority, or the EB-4 visa, is reserved for special kinds of workers. Specifically, the visa is offered to religious workers, some government employees, and members of international organizations.

The opportunity for immigrants

The EB-4 Visa

The EB-4 visa provides special immigrants the opportunity to work and live permanently in the US. Moreover, for some of those who qualify for the EB-4, their unmarried children who are younger than 21 can also enter and remain in the country. The number of special immigrants under this visa is quite extensive and includes, but is not limited to, ordained ministers, members of the armed forces, broadcasters, special immigrant juveniles, employees of the government who work in foreign locations, and certain types of physicians. For these applicants, there are certain preconditions that they must meet in order to qualify for the EB-4 visa; one of the said preconditions is that they have an employment offer for a permanent position in the US that falls within their field of work.

How to Apply

In order to apply for the visa, the American employer must file Form I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. Once that has been approved, the applicant must go to a US Embassy or Consulate and apply for the EB-4 visa. It must be noted that there are annual limits on the US visas issued to applicants. Therefore, if the limit for EB-4 visas has been met that year, the applicant must wait for their application to be considered at a later time. Given the need to petition and meet certain criteria, those looking to apply for an EB-4 visa are recommended to consult an experienced immigration attorney in the US.

You might also read
O-1 Visa Interview Experience and Appointment
O-1: Visa Interview Experience and Appointment

Are you a person possessing extraordinary abilities and have applied to enter the US on an O-1 visa? You must know that after USCIS has approved your visa application, you have to appear for a visa interview at the US embassy or consulate in most cases. This article will provide an insight into the O-1 visa interview and the common questions asked at the interview.

EB-1: Comparing the Three Forms of EB-1 Category

US government allows individuals to travel to the US on an employment visa. The employment-Based First Preference(EB-1) category allows an alien to travel to the US and further provides an option to apply for a green card. The EB-1 green card is the highest-ranking employment-based green card available in the US.

EB-1: Two-part Approach (Kazarian Case)

The Employment-based first preference classification was introduced in 1990 as part of the Immigration Act of 1990. It provides visas for persons possessing extraordinary abilities, outstanding researchers and professors, and certain multinational executives or managers. The USCIS has set certain standards and criteria to determine the extraordinary abilities of an foreign-born and outstanding nature of work for the researchers and professors. The foreign-born worker has to meet these criteria to be eligible for an EB-1 classification visa.

Let us work on your case

Or simply fill out the form and one of our attorneys will get back to you pretty shortly.

Sethi Footer

We're Here

To Assist You

Subscribe to Sethi & Mazaheri’s monthly newsletter and receive important immigration-related  updates.

Skip to content