EB4 Special Immigrants

The EB4 category is reserved for a broad group of special immigrants that most commonly includes religious workers, broadcasters, Iraqi / Afghan translators, Iraqis who have assisted the United States, international organization employees, physicians, armed forces members, Panama Canal zone employees, retired NATO-6 employees, as well as spouses and children of deceased NATO-6 employees.


Because the EB4 category incorporates different categories of special immigrants, the specific requirements may differ. The requirements common to all categories, however, are as follows.

  • Immigrant visa petition is filed on Form I-360 with all supporting documentation.
  • The applicant may petition without an employer.

Religious Workers

  • The applicant must demonstrate that, for at least two years prior to the filing of the petition, s/he has been a member of a religious denomination that has a religious / nonprofit organization in the United States.
  • The applicant must also demonstrate that s/he was working as a minister or in a religious vocation or occupation for at least 2 years prior to filing the petition and seeks to continue employment in that capacity in the United States.
  • The applicant must seek to enter the United States to carry on in the vocation as a minister or to work in a religious capacity in a religious vocation or occupation or to work for an organization or nonprofit affiliate in a religious vocation or occupation.

How We Can Help You

  • The Murthy Law Firm provides assistance and advice in determining whether the applicant satisfies the criteria as a special immigrant.
  • Murthy Law Firm attorneys provide advice on the required documentation and prepare and file all necessary paperwork in the relevant category.

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