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EB-1-4 Work Visas

If you are a highly skilled worker seeking to live and work in the United States, the EB-1-4 work visas may be the right choice for you. These visas are designed for individuals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics, as well as outstanding researchers, multinational executives, and professionals with advanced degrees. At Azure Brio Associates, we specialize in helping clients navigate the complex process of obtaining an EB-1-4 work visa and achieving their immigration goals. Our experienced immigration attorneys are well-versed in the eligibility criteria and legal requirements for these visas, and we can guide you through the process from start to finish. We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality legal services and personalized attention they deserve. Let us help you achieve your dreams of living and working in the United States.


The EB-1 is a type of employment-based petition for permanent residency that is specifically reserved for individuals who have demonstrated “extraordinary ability” in the fields of sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics. To qualify for this petition, the individual must show that they have achieved sustained national or international recognition and acclaim in their field through extensive documentation, and that they are among the top tier of individuals in their field.

To be eligible for the First Preference Immigration Petition (EB-1), an alien with extraordinary ability in various fields must provide sustained national or international acclaim and recognition in their field through extensive documentation. They do not need to have a specific job offer, as long as they are entering the US to continue work in their field of expertise. However, they must provide clear evidence, such as letters from prospective employers, prearranged contracts, or a statement outlining their plans to continue working in the US. This evidence shows that their admission to permanent residency will substantially benefit the US.

The key requirement for the First Preference Immigration Petition (EB-1) is providing evidence to prove “extraordinary ability.” One way to establish this ability is by showing receipt of a major internationally recognized award. However, if the alien does not have such an award, they must present at least three types of evidence from a list that includes:

  1. Receipt of awards or prizes that are recognized nationally or internationally for excellence in the field;
  2. Membership in professional associations that require outstanding achievement from their members;
  3. Publications or media coverage about the alien’s work in professional or major trade publications, or other major media outlets;
  4. Evidence that the alien has judged the work of others, either alone or as part of a panel;
  5. Evidence of the alien’s significant contributions in the field, such as scientific, scholarly, artistic, athletic, or business-related contributions;
  6. Scholarly articles authored by the alien that have been published in professional or major trade publications, or other major media outlets;
  7. Evidence that the alien’s work has been displayed in artistic exhibitions or showcases;
  8. Leading or critical roles held by the alien in distinguished organizations;
  9. Evidence that the alien commands a high salary or other significantly high remuneration in comparison to others in the field;
  10. Evidence of commercial success in the performing arts.

If you require the services of an attorney who has expertise in filing employment-based immigration petitions in the first preference category and want to schedule a consultation via telephone, email, internet phone, or in person, you can get in touch with Azure Brio Associates today. Contact us now at + 57 (315) 359 66 83  or email us at to book your consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.


One of the primary methods for obtaining a Green Card is by securing a job offer from a U.S. employer. The Green Card process for employment is divided into five preference categories, with the third preference (EB-3) category being intended for foreign skilled workers, professionals, and other foreign workers (including unskilled workers). At Azure Brio Associates, we possess extensive experience in helping employers obtain Green Cards for their skilled workers and professionals via the EB-3 Visa process. Below, we have provided an explanation of the categories of eligible employees and a short summary of the EB-3 Visa Process.


Skilled Workers, Professionals & Other Workers

To qualify as a “skilled worker” under the law, the job must not be temporary or seasonal and must require at least two years of training or work experience. Sometimes, relevant post-secondary education may be considered as training.

“Professionals,” on the other hand, are foreign nationals who hold a U.S. baccalaureate degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a U.S. baccalaureate degree related to the job position, and for which the degree is usually required. The degree must be an official college or university record. However, combinations of degrees that are less than a baccalaureate degree and/or experience may not be used as a substitute for a baccalaureate degree.

Finally, “other workers” (also known as “unskilled workers”) are foreign nationals who perform unskilled labor that is not of a temporary or seasonal nature and requires less than two years of training or experience.

The EB-3 Green Card Sponsorship Application Process

To apply for an EB-3 Green Card, a foreign worker needs sponsorship from a U.S. employer and must have a full-time job offer for a position that doesn’t have qualified workers available in the United States. The EB-3 application process has three main steps, which are:

  • The PERM Labor Certification process,
  • The I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, and
  • The application for adjustment of status or the application for an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate abroad.


Work with an Experiences EB-3 Attorney

Our experienced attorneys at Azure Brio Associates  are adept at guiding clients through the complex immigration system, starting from collecting the required documentation to preparing for an interview and completing the final paperwork. We focus on immigration law and work closely with our clients to help them reach their immigration goals. If you are interested in obtaining an EB-3 Green Card, reach out to us today to schedule an initial consultation. You can schedule a consultation online, or by calling us at+ 1 (443) 686 8365, + 57 (315) 359-6683  or or emailing us at


If you are considered a special immigrant, you may qualify for an EB-4 visa, which is an employment-based, fourth preference visa. The following types of special immigrants are eligible for the EB-4 visa:

  • Religious workers
  • Special Immigrant Juveniles
  • Certain Broadcasters
  • Certain retired officers or employees of a G-4 international organization or NATO-6 civilian employees and their family members;
  • Certain employees of the U.S. government who are abroad and their family members;
  • Members of the U.S. armed forces;
  • Panama Canal company or Canal Zone government employees;
  • Certain physicians licensed and practicing medicine in a U.S. state as of Jan. 9, 1978;
  • Afghan or Iraqi translators or interpreters;
  • Iraqis who were employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government; and
  • Afghans who were employed by the U.S. government or International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
  • For information on the availability of EB-4 visas, please visit our Adjustment of Status Filing Charts from the Visa Bulletin page.

Applying for an Employment-Based Fourth Preference Immigrant

To seek an employment-based fourth preference immigrant status, your employer must initiate the process by submitting Form I-360, which is also known as the Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. However, there are circumstances where you, the employee, may apply for the status on your own, known as self-petitioning. The eligibility for self-petitioning and the required supporting documents can be found in the form’s instructions.

It can be difficult to prove your eligibility for the EB-4 visa category. Even if you provide all the required documents, they must be arranged in a clear and organized manner to convince the immigration officer to approve your application. This is especially crucial if the religious group or denomination you belong to is not widely known. Having an experienced immigration lawyer can make the application process smoother and more efficient. Contact us now at+ 1 (443) 686 8365, + 57 (315) 359-6683 or email us at to book your consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

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