EB Visas – PERM

Part of creating a successful enterprise is building a team that can fuel your company’s growth through leadership, innovation and vision. Luckily, federal immigration laws provide avenues to recruit people that possess these credentials and traits to advance your organization.

Farmer, Farmer & Brown can help you with the complex process of obtaining lawful permanent residence for your workers. There are a variety of options for employees you wish to permanently place in the U.S, including exceptional ability (EB1 and EB2) visas.

Every fiscal year (October 1st – September 30th), approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants under the provisions of U.S. immigration law. 

Employment-based immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories.

EB-1 First Preference. People of Extraordinary Ability in science, business or athletics. Outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational manager or executives. 

EB-2 Second Preference. Professionals holding an advanced degree and at least 5 years of experience in that profession, and individuals with exceptional ability in sciences, arts, or business. 

EB-3 Third Preference Skilled Workers. People whose job requires a minimum of 2 years of experience or training that are not temporary or seasonal, professionals who hold a bachelor’s from a US university or its foreign equivalent and other unskilled workers.

EB-4 Certain Special Immigrants such as broadcasters, ministers of religion, certain employees or former employees of the US government abroad, Iraqi and Afghan interpreters/translators who have worked with US armed forces, Iraqi and Afghan nationals that provided faithful and valuable service, certain medical graduates, certain retired international organization employees, certain NATO-6 civilians, certain religious workers. 

EB-5 Immigrant Investors.

If you think you qualify to apply for employees in any of these categories, call us to schedule a consultation to build a plan for your business.