Employment Based Immigration

The United States offers foreign nationals several ways to obtain employment-based immigration though a sponsoring employer as well as temporary residency to perform work for a specified period of time. In total 140,000 employment-based visas are allotted each year and they are divided into five preference categories.




Employment Based Immigration Articles

  • i-485 J

    Form I-485J: Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability

    Published on April 18, 2022

    If you seek an employment-based green card based on your employer filing Form I-140, USCIS may require you to file Form I-485J to demonstrate you have a job offer. However, if you file the I-485 and I-140 simultaneously, you do not need to file the supplement J. This post will explore the ins and outs…

  • employment verification letter for immigration

    Employment Verification Letter for Green Card Guide

    Published on April 01, 2022

    Many USCIS forms, like Affidavits of Support, require the applicant or intending immigrant to submit proof of employment or income to demonstrate financial means. An employment verification letter for immigration (EVL) is one way to satisfy this requirement and is relatively easy to obtain from an employer. How Does USCIS Verify Employment? An employment verification…

  • eb2 vs eb1

    EB-1 vs. EB-2

    Published on March 07, 2022

    Foreign nationals may obtain U.S. immigration benefits through the employment-based immigration categories (E.B.). EB-1 and EB-2 are the two categories. The EB1 vs. EB2 question is a popular topic of discussion due to the advantages and disadvantages that each one possesses. We’ll identify similarities and differences between each along with EB-1 vs. EB-2 processing time,…

  • job change after I-140 approval

    Job Change After Green Card Approval

    Published on March 05, 2022

    The approval of a green card is an exciting time for most immigrants. However, many wonder how long they must stay with their employer without facing penalties or jeopardizing their green card application process. In this post, we’ll explore the process of a job change after green card approval, what to expect, and more detailed…

  • ac21 portability rule

    Changing Employers Or Job Offers Under AC21 Portability Rule

    Published on May 26, 2021

    Backlogs and long processing times are regular obstacles in the immigration process. Having your I-485 pending for half a year can be stressful especially with a job change coming up. To relieve some of the stress, applicants should take advantage of Form I-485, Supplement J and the American Competitiveness in the Twenty-First Century Act of…

  • eb2 green card benefits

    EB-2 Green Card Benefits 

    Published on February 08, 2021

    Do you need to recruit foreign talent for your U.S. based business? The U.S. permits a number of green cards every year to be allotted to foreign workers for the purpose of filling domestic job openings under the EB-2 category. There are many Eb-2 green card benefits, which we’ll explore in depth throughout this article….

  • EB-2 to EB-3 Downgrade Process

    EB-2 to EB-3 India Downgrade: Process, Steps, Cost, Pros and Cons

    Published on September 29, 2020

    The green card waiting times for family and employment-based categories have always been notorious for being long, with some cases taking decades to be processed. However, the most recent visa bulletin for October 2020 has stirred up things in the immigration world. With no movement in the family-based categories came an unprecedented opportunity for those…

  • EB-3 India Downgrade

    EB-2 to EB-3 India Downgrade FAQs

    Published on September 28, 2020

    The much anticipated October 2020 Visa Bulletin brought some bad news for those in the family-based categories but provided a silver lining for petitioners in the employment-based categories. We’ve received many calls from from India of people who have EB-2 petitions and are considering downgrading to an EB-3 due to the final action date moving…