EMPLOYMENT FOURTH PREFERENCE

Employment Fourth Preference (EB-4): Certain Special Immigrants

There are many subgroups within this category:

 

a. Broadcasters in the U.S. employed by the International Broadcasting Bureau of the Broadcasting Board of Governors or a grantee of such organization

b. Ministers of Religion

c. Certain Employees or Former Employees of the U.S. Government Abroad

 

d. Certain Former Employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government

e. Certain Former Employees of the U.S. Government in the Panama Canal Zone

f. Certain Former Employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government on April 1, 1979

g. Iraqi and Afghan interpreters/translators who have worked directly with the United States armed forces or under Chief of Mission authority as a translator/interpreter for a period of at least 12 months and meet requirements. This classification has an annual numeric limitation of 50 visas.

h. Iraqi and Afghan nationals who have provided faithful and valuable service while employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq for not less than one year after March 20th, 2003 or in Afghanistan for not less than one year after October 7th, 2001, and have experienced an ongoing serious threat as a consequence of that employment.

i. Certain Foreign Medical Graduates (Adjustments Only)

j. Certain Retired International Organization Employees

k. Certain Unmarried Sons and Daughters of International Organization Employees

l. Certain Surviving Spouses of deceased International Organization Employees

m. Special Immigrant Juveniles (no family member derivatives; Adjustments Only)

n. Persons Recruited Outside of the United States Who Have Served or are Enlisted to Serve

in the U.S. Armed Forces

o. Certain retired NATO-6 civilians

p. Certain Unmarried Sons and Daughters of NATO-6 civilians

q. Certain Surviving Spouses of deceased NATO-6 civilian employees

r. Persons who are beneficiaries of petitions or labor certification applications filed prior to September 11, 2001, if the petition or application was rendered void due to a terrorist act on September 11, 2001

s. Certain Religious Workers