Employment Based Visas

Employment-Based Immigrant Visas can be broadly classified into five distinct categories:

  • EB-1: This category is reserved for individuals with exceptional skills, celebrated professors and researchers.
  • EB-2: This caters to professionals possessing advanced degrees or individuals showcasing remarkable ability in arts, sciences, or business sectors.
  • EB-3: This category serves skilled professionals and workers.
  • EB-4: Exclusively designed for religious workers, this visa facilitates their stay and work in the U.S.
  • EB-5: This visa is tailored for investors contributing to job creation.

Each category presents its unique set of prerequisites, and the processing times vary. Some of these categories necessitate prior labor certification submissions. Potential visa holders can either be overseas and attain direct entry to the U.S. as legal permanent residents or may already be in the U.S. under non-immigrant visas, seeking to modify their status to a resident one, contingent upon an endorsed petition.

SMA boasts a comprehensive track record in handling all visa categories and any associated labor certifications when needed. Moreover, our expertise extends to facilitating status transitions from visas like H-1, L-1, O-1, among others, to permanent residency based on employment-centric visas.

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