- Often, permanent residency through employment requires both the employer and foreign national to demonstrate certain facts and take specific steps. Orbit Law, PLLC can help you understand and steer through this complicated process. In exceptional cases, the PERM labor certification process may be waived.
- EB-1 (first preference): immigrants of “extraordinary ability” in their field of endeavor, including outstanding professors and researchers, and certain multinational executives and managers.
- EB-2 (second preference): immigrants holding advanced degrees or possessing “exceptional ability.”
- EB-3 (third preference): skilled workers and professionals, whose positions demand at least a bachelor’s degree or two years of work experience or training, and other unskilled workers.
- EB-4 (fourth preference): certain religious workers, such as ministers and other religious functionaries.
- EB-5 (fifth preference): individuals who make a substantial investment of $500,000 or more in a business that also creates permanent employment for at least ten qualified U.S. workers.