Green Card (employment)
This category is an employment-based, first-preference visa for those with an extraordinary ability
This category is an employment-based, first-preference immigrant visa for a multinational executive or manager
This category is an employment-based, first-preference visa for outstanding professors or researchers.
National Interest Waiver
You may be eligible for this category of green card if you have an exceptional ability to benefit the interest of the United States. Exceptional Ability means a degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts, or business.
Aliens seeking a national interest waiver are requesting that the Labor Certification be waived because it is in the interest of the United States.
Advanced Degree Holders
This is an employment-based, second preference visa category for professionals holding an advanced degree or its equivalent.
Skilled Workers, Professional, or other worker
You may be eligible for this immigrant visa preference category if you are a skilled worker, professional, or other worker.
You may be eligible for this category of green card if you are a minister or non-minister in a religious vocation and occupation.
The fifth employment based preference category was created by Congress in 1990 to stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors. Under a pilot immigration program first enacted in 1992 and regularly reauthorized since, certain EB-5 visas are also set aside for investors in Regional Centers designated by USCIS based on proposals for promoting economic growth.