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Employment-Based Visas in North Carolina

Statesville Immigration Lawyer Provides Counsel

Employment-based visas can be sought by an employer sponsor who desires to bring a potential employee to the United States for employment purposes. Each fiscal year, which begins October 1 and ends September 30, approximately 140,000 employment-based visas are made available to individuals who qualify under U.S. law.

For some qualifying individuals, unmarried children under age 21 and spouses can accompany the immigrant. If you are not sure how your case will pursue, obtain information from our Statesville immigration lawyer. We can help you know the specific category you may be placed in and the priority you will be given.


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Categories of Employment-Based Visas

Employment-based visas are divided by five separate categories based on their skill and benefit to the country.

  • Employment first-preference (E1) applicants can file under Form 140 if they are a person with extraordinary ability, an outstanding professor and researcher, a multinational manager, or a multinational executive.
  • Employment second-preference (E2) applicants include professionals who hold an advanced degree and persons with exceptional ability.
  • Skilled workers, professionals, and unskilled workers fall under the employment third-preference (E3) category.
  • Fourth-preference (E4) applicants include certain special immigrants who do not require labor certification.
  • The last category, employment fifth preference (E5), includes immigrant investors.

Legal Assistance from Our Statesville Immigration Attorney

If you are an employer seeking to bring a foreign national to the United States, you must fully comply with the requirements. At Cobb Law PLLC, we are committed to helping potential employees and employers pursue an employment-based visa. With a strong knowledge of the laws pertaining to your case, we can assist with a wide range of issues that may cause resistance in your case. We offer effective representation to ensure that we meet our clients' needs and protect their rights. Contact Cobb Law PLLC today to allow our family to assist yours!

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