U.S immigrant visas have different categories based on the intent of immigration. These categories are:
Family-Based Immigrant Visas for those who want to reunite with close family members;
Employment-Based Immigrant Visas for those who have found jobs in the U.S;
Diversity Visas for those with low rates of immigration to the U.S;
Returning Resident Visas for those who have once held a U.S immigrant visa and want to return to the country again.
This article will go through the relevant information for Employment Based Immigrant Visas.
What Are Employment Based Immigrant Visas?
Employment based immigration is for people from foreign countries who have found jobs in the U.S. The employers sponsor the employee to stay in the U.S and work in their company.
With an immigrant work visa, you can work without an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). The EAD is only for those who are working in the U.S with non-immigrant work visas such as the H-1B visa or similar ones.
These types of visas allow you to live in the U.S and be a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR). You can enroll in school, own property, and get a driver’s license. You can also travel in and out of the U.S for short periods of time.