The US is a popular destination for immigrants from all over the world Brazil, Colombia, Australia, even Egypt. However, not everyone has the same options and rights for obtaining a visa. The difficulties that people face strongly depend on their country of origin.
At Hans Burgos P.A., we have a professional and highly experienced staff with a high success rate of helping people obtain their US Green Card as well as resolve their legal status issues in the U.S. If you’re an Egyptian looking for help, then chances are we can most likely assist.
Visa Options For Citizens Of Egypt
The USA and Egypt have signed a Trade Treaty agreement, which means that Egyptian nationals have more options for receiving a US immigrant visa. There are several options which Egyptian people can use to come to the USA:
- Family-Based Visa
- Employment Visa
- Diversity Visa Lottery
There are two options for a family-based immigrant visa for Egyptians. The first one is by getting sponsored by immediate relatives that are US citizens, and the second one is by family preference sponsored by relatives that are US citizens.
To be eligible for these visas, you should read the immigrant visa process description and gather all necessary documents necessary for application. To increase your chances of success, it is recommended that you consult with an immigration law firm as they can provide invaluable advice on the best course of action.
Employment visas are granted to people that have secured job positions in the USA. The immigrant employment visas available to Egyptian nationals include the EB-5 visa and the E-1 and E-2 visas.
Under US Immigration Law, the EB-5 visa is granted to individuals that have made capital investments in the US, in other words, they have invested $500,000 to $1,000,000 in US businesses that provide job creation.
The E-1 visa is for persons with extraordinary abilities and priority workers. To be eligible for this visa, the applicant needs to have extensive documentation with national and international acclaim proving their abilities. This visa is also granted to professors and researchers, as well as multinational managers and executives. The E-2 visa is given to people with advanced degrees and people with exceptional abilities.
The Diversity Visa is granted by the US Government as a part of the so-called US Green Card Lottery. Tens of thousands of immigrant visas per year are granted to people from countries. Egypt is one of the countries participating in this lottery.
For anyone else that is looking to obtain a visa, there are the aforementioned options. There are also some non-immigrant visas available to Egyptian nationals like the H-1B visa, the L-1, and an O-1 visa.
Some of these can be renewed indefinitely and grant a long-term stay in the USA. If anyone that has entered the country on such a visa wishes to remain and get a US Green card, they can apply for a change of status and change of their visa.