There are several ways to get a green card and one of them is getting a green card through employment. If you are a special immigrant, then you may be eligible for the EB-4 visa, which is also known as the employment based fourth preference visa.
The special immigrants who are eligible for the EB-4 visa are religious workers, broadcasters, special immigrant juveniles, armed forces members, Panama Canal Zone employees, international employees of the U.S. government abroad, G-4 International Organization or NATO-6 Employees and their family members, Afghan and Iraqi translators, Afghan and Iraqi nationals who have provided faith service in support of U.S. operations and certain physicians.
The USCIS website provides complete information of all those special immigrants who are eligible for the EB-4 visa.
Process to petition for an EB-4 Visa
Your employer has to file a petition on your behalf for if you want to get EB-4 visa as an employment-based fourth preference immigrant. The form to be used filed by your employer is Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. In certain circumstances however, you may be able to self-petition for yourself. The form filing instructions contain all the necessary instructions. Also, certain classifications of beneficiaries for this visa may be admitted as derivative beneficiaries to the U.S.
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Immigration law can be complicated and this article certainly does not exhaust all the circumstances surrounding green cards, the eligibility categories or specific requirements to be able to apply for a permanent residency. These issues can be extremely complex, and a single misstep could potentially lead to a rejection of your application or other immigration penalties. If you have any questions regarding green cards, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
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