Non-Immigrant Visas

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Non-Immigrant Visas / Temporary Visas

Temporary Visas are referred to as “Non-immigrant Visas” by the U.S. government. Non-immigrant visas are granted for a limited duration of time.

For anyone interested in working in America, there are a number of US work visas for employment-based USA immigration.

EB-1 visas

Individuals with “extraordinary ability”, outstanding professors/researchers, and multinational executives and managers qualify for the EB-1 visa first preference category of US work visa.

EB-2 visas and EB-3 visas

Workers with advanced degrees qualify for the EB-2 visa second preference category, while workers with bachelor’s degrees or at least two years of experience qualify for the EB-3 visa third preference category. Workers with lesser qualifications fall into the “Other Workers” category. The process of applying for permanent residency in the USA under these categories often takes a long time—several years in many cases. It is a common practice, therefore, for a worker to first enter the country with a non-immigrant visa for the USA, such as an H-1B visa, whenever possible and then begin the permanent immigration process.

EB-4 visas

The EB-4 visa fourth preference category is reserved for religious workers and certain other special immigrants.

EB-5 visas

The final category—the EB-5 visa fifth preference category—is for foreign entrepreneurs who invest at least $1,000,000 USD (or $500,000 under certain circumstances) in a new commercial enterprise which will create at least 10 new jobs for US workers within the first two years.

Immigration Law is complex and requires the guidance of a experienced professionals who are equipped with the knowledge necessary to fight for you. Applying to permanently live and work in the US can be quite daunting for the uninitiated. In some cases it requires up to three different applications with three different government agencies stretched out over several years.  The Bernard Firm can help you successfully negotiate this intricate process to get your working visa USA.