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US EB-4 Employment Based Immigrant Visa

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The EB-4 category is often used by workers coming to the US to work as part of a religious order or community. This category also covers other migrants who do not fit into any of the other EB visa categories.


To apply for an EB-4 visa migrants must fall into one on the following categories:

  • Religious workers such as ministers and preachers coming to the US to work for a recognised religious organisation

  • Those coming to the US to work for the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors as a broadcaster

  • Professional translators of the Iraqi/Afghan languages

  • Certain employees of international organisations who have been in the US for at least 15 years

  • Doctors of Medicine (physicians) who have been practising medicine in the US since January 10th 1978 or earlier

  • Nationals of any country with a treaty which allows them to serve in the US armed forces, and who have served for at least 12 years, OR those who have served 6 years and have enlisted for another 6

  • Employees and former employees of the Panama Canal Company or the Canal Zone government who either: were employed for at least one year, OR who were employed for 5 years and were put at risk by the ratification of the Torrijos–Carter Treaties, OR Panamanian nationals who retired after being employed for at least 15 years

  • Employees of the US government's foreign service who were employed for at least 15 years

  • Civilian employees of the North American Treaty Organisation (NATO), who worked with military personnel on missions authorised by the NATO treaty

Further information, help, and advice's team of specialists has over 25 years of experience in immigration services, and have helped thousands of people to study and work in the US. All applications for US visas are dealt with in-house by a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

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