Investor & Special (E Visas)
E category visas serve a number of purposes of demonstrated benefit to the United States, including expressions of gratitude for being colleagues in America’s overseas missions.
Miranda & Weisman is ready to assist with your E category visa, and especially able to understand the issues and urgencies of your EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa application.
The United States is greatly benefitted by foreign investors willing to take risk as entrepreneurs and bring capital to the United States. These investments create jobs for thousands of American citizens and foment development in both rural and urban centers in every State, and in a wide variety of industries.
The EB-5 is intended to foment capital investment by foreign investors in new commercial enterprises in the United States that create jobs. The applicant investor’s spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21 may also be admitted on a two-year conditional period. Conditions may later be removed from an investor, a spouse and children’s Green Card status. As a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holders), a spouse and children will be authorized later to work or attend school in the U.S.
Here are a few details about the other E category visas with which we can assist you.
(E1): Priority Workers. Priority Workers receive 28.6 percent of the yearly worldwide limit of employment-based immigrant visas. There are three sub-groups within this category:
- Persons with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
- Outstanding professors and researchers with at least three years experience in teaching or research, and who are recognized internationally.
- Multinational managers or executives who have been employed for at least one of the three preceding years by the overseas affiliate, parent, subsidiary, or branch of the U.S. employer.
(E2): Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees; Persons of Exceptional Ability: Professionals in this category receive 28.6 percent of the yearly worldwide limit of employment-based immigrant visas. There are two subgroups within this category:
- Professionals holding an advanced degree (beyond a baccalaureate degree), or a baccalaureate degree and at least five years progressive experience in the profession.
- Persons with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. Exceptional ability means having a degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts, or business.
(E3): Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Unskilled Workers (Other Workers)
Workers in this category receive 28.6 percent of the yearly worldwide limit of employment-based immigrant visas. There are three subgroups within this category:
- Skilled workers are persons whose jobs require a minimum of 2 years training or work experience that are not temporary or seasonal.
- Professionals are members of the professions whose jobs require at least a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. university or college or its foreign equivalent degree.
- Unskilled workers (Other workers) are persons capable of filling positions that require less than two years training or experience that are not temporary or seasonal.
(E4): Certain Special Immigrants: Special Immigrants receive 7.1 percent of the yearly worldwide limit of employment-based immigrant visas. There are many subgroups within this category:
- Broadcasters in the U.S. employed by the International Broadcasting Bureau of the Broadcasting Board of Governors or a grantee of such organization
- Ministers of Religion
- Certain Employees or Former Employees of the U.S. Government Abroad -
- Certain Former Employees of the Panama Canal Company, Canal Zone Government, or the U.S. Government in the Panama Canal Zone
- Iraqi and Afghan interpreters/translators who have worked directly with the United States armed forces or under Chief of Mission authority as a translator/interpreter for a period of at least 12 months and meet requirements. This classification has an annual numeric limitation of 50 visas.
- Iraqi and Afghan nationals who have provided faithful and valuable service while employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq for not less than one year during certain time periods, and have experienced an ongoing serious threat as a consequence of that employment.
- Certain Foreign Medical Graduates
- Certain Retired International Organization Employees, certain of their Unmarried Sons and Daughters and Surviving Spouses.
- Special Immigrant Juveniles
- Persons Recruited Outside of the United States Who Have Served or are Enlisted to Serve in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Certain retired NATO-6 civilians, certain of their Unmarried Sons and Daughters, and Surviving Spouses.
- Persons who are beneficiaries of petitions or labor certification applications filed prior to September 11th, 2001, if the petition or application was rendered void due to a terrorist act on September 11th, 2001
- Certain Religious Workers