EB Visas – Employment Based Green Cards in 2023

EB Visa

In their recent release of FAQs for FY 2023, USCIS stated that the EB annual limit for this fiscal year will be higher than was typical before the pandemic but lower than fiscal years 2021 and 2022. The current rough estimate is 200,000.

EB visas are employment-based adjustment of status applications; there are 5 “preference immigrant” categories:

EB-1: Priority workers

EB-2: Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability

EB-3: Professionals, Skilled Workers, and Unskilled Workers

EB-4: Religious Workers and Special Immigrants

EB-5: Immigrant Investors

There are many benefits to having a green card, also known as “permanent residency.” Including the ability to live and work permanently in the United States, to sponsor family members for Green Cards, to apply for U.S. citizenship after a certain period of time, to receive social security and other government benefits; and being able to travel freely in and out of the United States.

Unless applying for a national interest waiver, the foreign national will need to obtain an offer of employment from a U.S. employer. If the foreign national is currently in the United States, they will apply for an Adjustment of Status; if they are outside the United States, they will apply for a visa through the Department of State.

USCIS states, “We are dedicated to ensuring we use as many available employment-based visas as possible in FY 2023, which ends on Sept. 30, 2023.”

The Scott Law Firm assists both employers sponsoring foreign nationals and foreign national workers with the immigration process. If you would like to sponsor a foreign national for an employment-based visa or if you would like to discuss immigration options in general, contact The Scot Law Firm’s experienced immigration attorneys today!