This visa category was created to stimulate economic growth and create jobs through foreign investment in the United States. The EB-5 visa allows foreign nationals to obtain permanent residency in the United States by investing in a commercial enterprise that creates or preserves at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers. In this section, we will delve into the requirements and process of obtaining an EB-5 visa including information on the investment amount, eligible businesses, job creation requirements and visa conditions.
Welcome to the section on Employment Based Visas for the United States. This visa category is designed for foreign nationals who wish to work and live in the United States permanently. The Employment Based visa has many options for individuals with exceptional abilities in their field or job offers from U.S. employers. In this section we explore the various Employment Based visa categories including the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3 visas as well as the requirements and process for obtaining each one.
Family Based Immigration
This visa category provides a path to permanent residency for family members of United States citizens and permanent residents. Family Based immigration allows individuals to reunite with their loved ones in the United States and offers a range of options for spouses, children, parents and siblings. In this section we will examine the eligibility criteria, application process, time frame, visas and document requirements for each of the family based United States Immigration visa categories.
H-1B visa for Skilled Workers
This visa category provides a path for foreign professionals to temporarily work in the United States in specialty occupations. The H-1B visa is for individuals with at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a specific field who have job offers from U.S. employers. In this section we explore the requirements, application process and eligibility criteria for the H-1B visa including information on the H-1B lottery and annual cap.
This visa category provides protection and a path to permanent residency for individuals and families who have suffered persecution or fear of persecution in their home country based on their race, religion, nationality, political affiliations or membership of a particular social group. In this section we examine the eligibility criteria, application process and requirements for getting asylum and refugee status in the United States.
Exceptional Skills Immigration
This visa category provides a path to permanent residency for foreign nationals with exceptional abilities in their field, including scientists, artists, athletes, and entrepreneurs. The Exceptional Skills visa offers several options for individuals who can contribute to the growth and development of the United States. We explore the eligibility criteria, application process and requirements for the EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3.
CUSMA is the Canada United States Mexico Agreement and is a trade agreement between the three countries that replaces the previous North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As part of the agreement immigration provisions have been added to help the movement of professionals between the three countries. We examine the eligibility criteria, application process and documentation requirements for CUSMA immigration to the United States including information on the TN visa for Canadian and Mexican citizens
Green Card Lottery
The United States Green Card Lottery (Diversity Visa Program) offers a path to permanent residency for individuals from countries with low immigration rates to the United States. The program offers a chance for individuals to immigrate to the United States and become permanent residents through a random selection process. We examine eligibility, application process and requirements for the Green Card Lottery including the registration period, selection process and timeline.
L-1 Visa Company Transfers
The L-1 visa category allows multinational companies to transfer employees from a foreign office to a related office in the United States. This visa category provides a flexible solution for companies to transfer key personnel to the United States for up to seven years. In this section we explore eligibility, the application process and requirements for the L-1 visa including information on the two types of L-1 visas (L-1A and L-1B) and the requirements for establishing a qualifying relationship between the offices.
Jacqueline Chow is an international immigration and visa expert with over 15 years of experience in the field. With a background in law and a passion for helping people, Jacqueline has built a reputation as a trusted and reliable source of information and advice on all aspects of immigration and visas. She has worked with clients from all over the world, including high-net-worth individuals, professionals, skilled workers and families. As a sought-after speaker and commentator Jacqueline has been featured in various media outlets and has given talks on immigration and visas at conferences and events around the world.