The third different type of employment based visa you can seek is when you are classified as fourth preference. This is one of the broadest categories for EB visas and includes those who are deemed to be “special immigrants.”
Some of the immigrants that fall under this category include the following:
The above are only a few of the immigrants which can be considered special immigrants. Other categories include the spouse and child(ren) of deceased NATO-6 employees, international organization employees, as well as Iraqi/Afghan translators and Iraqis who have assisted the United States throughout the years. If you fall into any of the above categories, you could be considered classified as a fourth preference immigrant and should not hesitate to get the involvement of a knowledgeable New York immigration lawyer.
The process of petitioning for a visa under this category should not be attempted without the legal guidance of an attorney. The first step will involve an employer who can file a Form I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant on your behalf. While there are some circumstances where you can self-petition, it is most common for your employer to do it for you.
Broadcasters Seeking a EB-4 Visa
People who are classified as “broadcasters” can face a different set of filing protocol than others. A broadcaster is defined by the USCIS as someone who is a reporter, writer, translator, editor, producer or announcer for new broadcast. It can also include hosts, news analysis specialists and more. For these people, instead of self-petitioning or having an employer petition on their behalf, they can actually be petitioned for by the International Broadcasting Bureau of the United States Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) or even a grantee of the BBG (ex: Radio Free Asia, Inc).
Should the BBG or a grantee petition on your behalf, they will need to not only submit the Form I-360 described above, but also the following information:
One primary concern for people who are looking to enter into the United States is whether or not they will be able to bring their families with them. For people who are given an EB-4 visa, they will be permitted to bring your spouse with you, as well as any unmarried children under the age of 21.
If you are looking for further information or would like to discuss your case with a legal professional, you should not hesitate to consult with our legal team at Pozo Goldstein, LLP as soon as possible. Over the years, we have been able to put our experience to work for countless immigrants throughout the New York state area. Our legal team is composed of former U.S. immigration prosecutors, giving us unique qualifications that we are able to utilize during complex immigration cases.
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