H-1B: Specialty Occupations and Fashion Models - applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability.
H-1C: Register Nurse – applies to foreign nurses coming to the United States temporarily to perform services as a registered nurse in a health professional shortage area as determined by the Department of Labor (DOL).
H-2A: Agricultural Workers - allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the U.S. to fill temporary agricultural jobs.
H-2B: Non-Agricultural Workers - allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the U.S. to fill temporary nonagricultural jobs.
H-3: Non-Immigrant Trainee or Special Education Exchange Visitor - allows foreign nationals to receive training in any field of endeavor, other than graduate medical education or training, that is not available in the foreign national’s home country or to participate in a special education exchange visitor training program that provides for practical training and experience in the education of children with physical, mental, or emotional disabilities.
H-4: Spouses or children of H-1 visa holder
L-1A: Intracompany Transferee Executive or Manager - enables a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the U.S. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send an executive or manager to the U.S. with the purpose of establishing one.
L-1B: Intracompany Transferee Specialized Knowledge - enables a U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the U.S. This classification also enables a foreign company which does not yet have an affiliated U.S. office to send a specialized knowledge employee to the U.S. to help establish one.
E-1: Non-Immigrant Treaty Traders - allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the U.S. solely to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf.
E-2: Non-Immigrant Treaty Investor - allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the U.S. when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business.
E-3: Certain Specialty Occupation Professionals from Australia - applies only to nationals of Australia performing services in a specialty occupation. The specialty occupation requires theoretical and practical application of a body of knowledge in professional fields and at least the attainment of a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, as a minimum for entry into the occupation in the U.S.
EMPLOYMENT BASED PERMANENT VISAS:
EB-1: Employment Based Immigration: First Preference - allows an individual a first preference visa if they have extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager.
EB-2: Employment Based Immigration: Second Preference - allows an individual a second preference visa if they are a professional with advanced degrees and individuals with exceptional ability in sciences, arts or business; generally requires a job offer and labor certification issued by the Department of Labor.
EB-3: Employment Based Immigration: Third Preference - allows an individual a third preference visa if you are a skilled worker, professional or other worker.
EB4: Employment Based Immigration: Fourth Preference - allows an individual a fourth preference visa if you are a special immigrant.
EB-5: Immigrant Employment Based Alien Entrepreneurs - for individuals who wish to reside permanently in the U.S. with the intent of creating or developing a business enterprise in the U.S.
PERM: Permanent Labor Certification - allows an employer to hire a foreign worker to work permanently in the U.S..