General Requirements For EB And L Visas
Although these visas vary in specific terms and conditions, the general requirements are very similar. Here is an overview of what type of workers can apply for green cards through EB and L types of visas.
- Foreign individuals with special abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics.
- Professors, teachers, and researchers.
- Multinational company managers and executives.
- Skilled workers.
Available Employment Based Visas
EB-1This visa is directed towards priority workers: foreign citizens with exceptional and provable abilities in the sciences, arts, education, business or sports. This includes researchers in various fields, professionals in education and multinational company managers and executives.
EB-2Professionals holding advanced degrees, masters and PhD certifications.
EB-3Skilled workers in various industries.
L1Relocation of managers and executives, or high-level professionals from US-based companies operating in other countries. Foreign-held companies opening or moving high-class employees to a subsidiary in the United States.
3 Things To Consider Before Applying For An Employment Based Green Card
What kind of employment-based visa can you apply for? Get advice from an experienced immigration lawyer in order to find out if you qualify for an EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 or L1 visa. The basic things to consider are your level of education, professional, athletic and academic accomplishments. You can also inquire with your current employers regarding the possibility of a transfer to the United States.
Gather any and all documentation available that proves your exceptional knowledge and skill in your field of work or practice.
Hire an experienced immigration lawyer to check all the information for you and file your application. Contact Alice Antonovsky today and start planning ahead.
EB Visa Benefits
EB types of visas allow you to apply for permanent residence in the United States even if you’re already living in a US territory. This is possible by filing an I-485 form and applying for an “adjustment of status”.
If you’re married and/or have children under the age of 21, they too are eligible to apply for a green card as derivative applicants.
Special Considerations For L-1 Visas
- The initial period of time that the L-1 visa allows you to stay in the US ranges from 1 to 3 years, depending on the reason you were transferred to the United States. It is possible to apply for an extension of stay, but keep in mind that the maximum period of time this visa allows you to reside in the country is 7 years.
- Your unmarried children under the age of 21 and spouse can accompany you during your stay in the United States through the L-2 nonimmigrant classification permit.
Esteban Vasquez GallardoI read about the EB visas when I was still in Spain teaching to kids with special needs. I’ve always wanted to try to establish myself in the United States and with the help of Alice I was able to process my EB-1 visa. Now I help Autistic children in the US and I’m learning new things each and every day.
Renata De SousaThere wasn’t any chance for me in Portugal to be a professional athlete. I was forced to leave my passion because there weren’t any institutions willing to provide me with a scholarship based on my skills. Alice Antonovsky helped me file my EB-1 application. I got my green card in a few months time. I’m so thankful to her!
Zhang WeiMy company wanted to open a subsidiary in the United States and wished to send me. Alice Antonovsky informed me about the L-1 visas and how to file my application. I was able to represent my employer here, in the United States, and bring my wife and son with me.
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