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USCIS Announces High Number of Employment-Based Visas Available

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If you are looking to work in the United States, you may be in luck. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, also known as USCIS, has recently announced an "exceptionally high number of employment-based visas available." This means more opportunities than ever before to obtain a visa and work in the United States.

Why Is There a High Number of Employment Visas Available?

Due to statutory limitations, the USCIS is tying the employment immigration surplus to the 140,000 family-based visas unused in the last year. As a result, the agency can now make more employment-based visas available. This is excellent news for those looking to work in the United States!

Who is Eligible For an Employment-Based Visa?

Applicants must meet the following requirements for eligibility to transfer the underlying basis of their Form I-485:

  • Have Form I-485 that is pending as a result of a prior Form I-140 in a classification that is no longer valid;
  • Be eligible for either the first or second preference category;
  • Have maintained eligibility for adjustment of status; and,
  • Have a current priority date in the new category.

It is highly recommended to seek the guidance of an experienced immigration attorney. An immigration attorney will be able to assist you with the visa process and ensure that all your paperwork is in order.

How We Can Help You

At Revilla Law Firm, P.A. we have a team of experienced immigration attorneys who can help you navigate the visa application process. We will work with you to ensure that your application is complete and accurate, and we will answer any questions you may have along the way. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you obtain an employment-based visa.

We look forward to helping you take advantage of this great opportunity!

For legal guidance, contact our Miami immigration attorneys today at (305) 858-2323 to schedule a case review!