Employment based Green Card

An employment-based green card is a document that allows someone to live and work permanently in the United States. It is given to people who have been offered a job in the United States and meet certain other requirements.

Are you an employee looking to become a permanent resident in the United States? If so, then an employment-based green card may be just what you need. This type of visa allows foreign workers to gain legal residence in the U.S. and is issued based on either a job offer from a sponsoring employer or through family sponsorship. Let’s take a look at how you can apply for an employment green card tracker, as well as the benefits that come with it. 


5 Types of Employment-Based Green Cards 

EB1 (Extraordinary Ability)
EB2 (Advanced Degree Professional or Exceptional Ability Professional)
EB3 (Skilled Worker Professionals)
EB4 (Special Immigrant Professions)
EB5 (Investor)
Each type requires different qualifications and has different processing times; however, all applicants must fill out Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker before applying for a green card in any category. 


The Benefits of an Employment-Based Green Card 

An employment-based green card provides several benefits to its holder including, 

The ability to live and work in the United States permanently without requiring sponsorship from an employer or family member
Eligibility to apply for citizenship after a period of time
Freedom to travel outside the United States without losing one’s status
Access to certain government benefits; access to social security benefits and; 
Eligibility to sponsor relatives for a visa or green card into the United States
In this blog post, we will discuss what an employment-based green card is and how it works. 


The Basics of an Employment-Based Green Card 

Foreign workers can live and work permanently in the US with the help of an employment-based green card, which is a permit issued by the US government. A work offer from a U.S. business or family sponsorship from a family member who is already a permanent resident in the US or a US citizen is the two most prevalent ways to receive an employment-based green card. After the initial application procedure is over, this sort of visa doesn’t need any extra paperwork, and unlike other types of visas, it doesn’t need to be renewed annually.

Applicants must meet certain requirements, such as having particular skills and qualifications that are advantageous to their employers, being able to show significant financial resources, and being free of any criminal histories or security risks, in order to be eligible for an employment-based green card. Additionally, in order to qualify for this kind of visa, they must meet certain health conditions.


Advantages of Obtaining an Employment-Based Green Card 

Obtaining an employment-based green card can provide many benefits for those looking to move to the United States for work opportunities including: 

being able to stay in the country indefinitely without having to renew their visa each year
being able to apply for social security numbers which can be used for banking services; 
the ability to start businesses; 
access to federal benefits such as healthcare;  

Additionally, once approved, holders of this type of visa can travel outside of the US without fear of losing their status as long as they return within 6 months or less.


How Do I Qualify? 

In order to qualify for an employment-based green card, you must meet certain criteria set forth by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Generally speaking, there are four categories of criteria that need to be met: 

You must have a job offer from a U.S employer that is sponsoring your application;  
Your profession must fall into one of five designated job categories;
You must have appropriate qualifications and credentials;
You may need proof that no qualified U.S workers are available for the position being offered. 

If these requirements are satisfied, you might be qualified for an employment-based green card depending on other variables like visa availability or priority dates in specific categories like “EB2” (Employment Based Second Preference). 

Obtaining an employment-based green card can be a lengthy process but ultimately rewarding if successful because it grants its holders many benefits such as living and working legally in the US without restrictions on the length of stay or need for renewal/extension every few years like other types of visas do require.

Employers seeking employees from abroad should make sure they understand all requirements associated with sponsoring someone for an EBGC and applicants should make sure they meet all eligibility criteria required by USCIS before applying for one themselves. Understanding both sides of this equation is key when submitting applications so make sure you do your research before making any commitments!