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The United States was founded on the idea that immigrants can advance and
develop our country. Many people around the world aspire to live the American
Dream by immigrating to the United States. If you or a family member is
considering immigrating to the United States, you should consider contacting
an experienced Fort Pierce immigration lawyer to help navigate you through
this process. One way to immigrate over is through the employment-based
immigration visa. Depending on your career, you may qualify to immigrate
under an EB-1, EB-2 or EB-3 Visa. While the prospect of immigration can
be exciting, there are many steps along the path. Retaining a savvy immigration
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First Preference EB-1 Visa
First preference EB-1 visas are reserved for those individuals who possess
an extraordinary ability in their area or field of work, renowned professors
and researchers or a multinational manager or executive.
What does extraordinary ability mean?
When the USCIS uses the term extraordinary ability, they require the individual
is able to demonstrate expert ability in the sciences, arts, education,
business or athletics through continued national or international acclaim.
Your achievements in your field must be recognized through documentation.
When you apply for this immigration visa, you are not required to provide
an offer of employment.
What Evidence Do I Need to Prove I am Eligible for an EB-1 Visa?
In order to be eligible for the EB-1 Visa,
applicants must meet 3 of the 10 criteria or provide evidence of a major one-time achievement award, like the Pulitzer,
Oscar, Nobel or Olympic Medal.
- Evidence of commercial success
- Evidence you command a high salary or other remuneration compared to others
in your field
- Evidence you perform a leading role in distinguished organizations
- Evidence of authorship of scholarly articles in major trade or professional
- Evidence your own contributions to the scientific, scholarly, artistic,
athletic or business field made were significant contributions
- Evidence news has been published about you in a major trade or professional
- Evidence of a membership in association with outstanding achievement.
- Evidence of receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized
prizes of excellence.
How do I prove I am an outstanding professor or researcher?
To qualify for this section of the EB-1 visa, you must have at least 3-years
of experience in your field of research or training. You also must be
coming to the United States to pursue tenure or a research position.
You must also provide an offer of employment with your immigration papers.
Some examples of proof include:
- Major prizes or awards in your field
- Membership to exclusive, merit-based associations or clubs
- Material that was published in a professional publication
- Evidence you participated as a judge of the work of others in the same
field or an allied field
- Proof of scholarly and scientific research contributions
- Proof of authorship of scholarly books or articles
Second Preference EB-2 Visa
If you are a foreign national in possession of an advanced professional
degree or its equivalent, or you are a foreign national with an exceptional
ability, you may qualify for an EB-2 visa.
What qualifies as an advanced degree or equivalent?
Whatever job you are applying for must require an advanced degree and you
must already have earned such degree or its equivalent. The equivalent
could be a bachelor’s degree plus five years in the field you are
What evidence do I need to provide?
- You will need to provide documentation you have earned an advanced degree
(masters or doctorate)
- Letters from former or current employers showing you have at least 5 years
work experience in addition to your bachelor’s degree.
What is considered exceptional ability by the USCIS?
If you are a professional in the arts, sciences or business, exceptional
ability means you have a degree of expertise that is above the rest. In
order to qualify for the EB-2 visa,
you must meet at least 3 of the below criteria.
- An official academic record indicating you have a degree, diploma or certificate
from a college, university where you have the exceptional ability.
- Letters from your employers documenting at least 10 years of full-time
- Should you need a license to practice your profession, provide evidence
of the license.
- Membership to any professional associations
- Recognition or awards for any of your professional achievements
Third Preference EB-3 Visas
The third preference visas are visas that consider skilled workers, professionals,
and unskilled workers. If you fall into any of these categories, you may
qualify for this visa. In order to qualify for this visa, your employer
must file a Form I-140 or a petition for an Alien Worker. In addition
to the petition, you must also possess a labor certification and you must
have a permanent, full-time job offer from an employer.
How do I qualify as a skilled worker?
In order to qualify as a skilled worker, you must have a least 2 years
of work experience and you must be performing work for which qualified
workers are not available in the United States.
How do I qualify as a professional?
If you wish to qualify as a professional you must possess a U.S. bachelor’s
degree or foreign equivalent. The bachelor’s degree must the normal
qualification for the position your employer is requesting you petition
for. You must be performing work for which there are no qualified United
How do I qualify as an unskilled worker?
An unskilled worker requires less than 2 years of training and you must
be capable at the time the petition is filed to perform this labor. Your
position cannot be of a temporary or seasonal nature, and there must not
be qualified workers available in the U.S to take this position.
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