Employment-Based Immigrants(1st and 2nd Preference)

Employment-Based Immigrants(1st and 2nd Preference)

Employment-based immigration is the most common service made available by the government and immigration authority. The U.S. immigration authorities work these under different sub-categories, depending on the nature of the application and the person’s qualification and relevant field of work

Employment-Based Immigrants

Each preference category has its own set of background requirements for the person to qualify for the IV.

Employment First Preference (E1)

(Validity: 2 years)

This category is the highest preference order for the employment-based immigrant application. An existent guarantee of employment is not necessary. They essentially include:

  • An individual with extraordinary ability in the field of arts, business, scientific discoveries or research, and educational system.
  • An individual who qualifies as an extraordinary professor or researcher. Mandatory 3 years of experience in the relevant field with international recognition is a must.
  • Any person with the status of a Multinational manager or executive. Compulsory employment proof for least one of the last 3 years by the overseas affiliate, subsidiary, or branch falling under the same US employer

Employment Second Preference (E2)

(Validity: 3 months to 5 years)

A person of advanced qualification or one who has an extraordinary ability falls under the second preference category. This preference needs a labor certification and also an existing job offer from a US-based employer. The sub-categories include:

  • Advanced educational or qualification degree holding candidate. Mandatory 5 years of experience in the relevant field with a progressive contribution.
  • Individual with a qualification or degree in the field of arts, science, or business studies, with the degree being a proof of extraordinary ability.

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