EB-4 Visa: Special Immigrant Visa
Cleveland Immigration Attorney
Whereas the four other types of
employment-based permanent resident visas are relatively limited in the scope of categories of alien workers
who are qualified, the EB-4 visa includes nearly two dozen separate categories
of workers who can apply. It is not necessary for an employer to obtain
labor certification, but the employer does have to file a Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian,
Widow(er), or Special Immigrant in most situations. An Ohio immigration
Robert Brown LLC can assist both the employer and the alien worker in preparing the necessary
paperwork, as well as representing the case with immigration officials
and expediting the process for a successful and timely result.
Who can receive the fourth preference employment immigration visa?
The provisions of United States immigration law make it possible for a
wide variety of foreign nationals to apply for the EB-4 immigrant employment
visa. The list includes but is not limited to:
- Foreign nationals serving in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Religious workers
- Iraqi and Afghan translators who have worked directly with the U.S. Armed
Forces for a minimum of 12 months
- Certain retired NATO employees
- Employees of international organizations
As soon as the employer's sponsorship petition has been approved, the
alien worker may then apply for lawful permanent resident status through
consular processing or an
adjustment of status, depending on whether he or she is currently living abroad or is already
in the U.S. on a
non-immigrant work visa. The spouse and children of an immigrant who has been awarded an EB-4
visa may additionally be admitted to the United States under one of the
family-sponsored preference categories. The U.S. government allocates fewer than 10,000 visas to meet
the entire worldwide demand for the fourth category of permanent employment
visa, so securing one of the available visas can be a considerable challenge.
It is in your best interest to work with a skilled attorney who can help
you navigate the process.
Contact Robert Brown LLC today to speak with a lawyer from our team and get started on your petition.