The sponsoring employer in the U.S. must file a petition.
The petitioner must demonstrate that there are no workers in the U.S. to perform the work that the applicant has the necessary training and experience to perform.
See IV Priority Dates for visa waiting periods.
For additional information, see Visa Office website or the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.
E1 - Priority Workers
E2 - Professionals holding advanced degrees
E3 - Skilled workers
E4 - Certain special immigrants
E5 - Investors
SD/SR - Certain religious workers and family