The employment-based, fourth-preference, or EB-4, visa is a pathway to U.S. permanent resident status reserved for religious workers and other special immigrants who are employees of the U.S. government, are Afghan or Iraqi translators for the U.S. Armed Forces, or are certain physicians, among other eligible categories listed below. Depending on the category, aliens may self-petition or are required to have an employer petition on their behalf.
Aliens who may be eligible to apply under the EB-4 category include:
Certain members of the U.S. Armed Forces
Certain overseas employees of the U.S. government
Employees of the Panama Canal Zone
Retired employees of international organizations
Certain dependents of international organization employees
Afghan and Iraqi translators for the U.S. Armed Forces
For a full list of qualifying EB-4 special immigrants, refer here.
For more information on the EB-4 visa, refer to the following links: