green card through employment (Legal Permanent Residency)
Certain employees may be eligible for a green card based on US employment. Generally those employees will already be in the US on non-immigrant US work visas.
Employment Preference Categories
First Preference Category
Priority Workers- Persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, education, arts, business or athletics; outstanding professors and researchers & certain multinational executives & managers.
Second Preference Category
Members of "The Professions" - Persons with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts and business Defined as a member of the professions holding an advanced degree or equivalent, or baccalaureate degree plus at least 5 years of progressive experience in the specialty, and persons of exceptional ability in the sciences, arts and business.
Third Preference Category
Professionals - A person who holds a baccalaureate degree and who is a member of the professions and Skilled and Unskilled Workers - Skilled workers with at least two years training or experience and unskilled workers whose skills are in short supply in the U.S. Note: The Embassy does not keep a list of these professions.
Fourth Preference Category
Fifth Preference Category
Investor visas - Investors may qualify for employment creation immigrant visas if they seek to enter the United States for the purpose of establishing a new commercial enterprise.