EB-4 Special Immigrant Employment Visas

EB-4 employment visas are reserved for a wide range of "special immigrants" in the following subcategories:

  • Religious Workers
  • Broadcasters
  • Iraqi/Afghan Translators
  • Iraqis Who Have Assisted the United States
  • International Organization Employees
  • Physicians
  • Armed Forces Members
  • Panama Canal Zone Employees
  • Retired NATO-6 Employees
  • Spouses and Children of Deceased NATO-6 Employees

Sponsoring employer requirement

For most EB-4 visas, an employer is required to file the petition.  Some situations, however, allow an individual to self-petition for a visa.

Benefits for family members

Spouses and minor children under 21 of EB-4 visa holders may also be admitted to the United States.