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EB-4: Employment-Based Immigration - Permanent Workers - Special Immigrants

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Special immigrants are individuals who may be eligible for lawful permanent resident status based on specific visa categories that are listed in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Eligibility depends on the requirements for each visa category.

To petition for an employment-based fourth preference immigrant, your employer must file a Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. However, there are certain situations where you, the employee, may petition on your own behalf (known as self-petitioning). 

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