Many people move to the U.S. for employment opportunities and may decide to relocate their families permanently. There are approximately 140,000 employment-based immigration visas that are made available each fiscal year by the United States government. Within this total, there are several categories of applicants, but we’ll deal with the first three here. The applications are handled in chronological order, and once the annual amount allotted for each category is reached no further immigrations will be allowed.
This category includes people with extraordinary skills in sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors and researchers with at least three years in teaching or research; and multinational managers and executives.
For the first two subcategories lists, these people should be internationally known or recognized in their fields. All subcategories listed must be shown to be coming to the United States to continue working in their chosen field or profession.
This category includes those who hold an advanced degree beyond a baccalaureate degree; and those with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. For those in the first subcategory, they could also have a baccalaureate degree along with at least five years of progressive experience in their profession. For those in the second subcategory, they need to have a degree of expertise that is significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts, or business.
This category encompasses people who are skilled workers; those who are professionals; and those who are unskilled workers. A ‘skilled worker’ is one whose work requires a minimum of 2 years of training or experience that are not temporary or seasonal in nature. A ‘professional’ is one whose job requires at least a U.S. Baccalaureate or an equivalent foreign degree. Unskilled workers’ are those who can perform work that requires less than 2 years of training or experience and is not temporary or seasonal in nature.