What is the difference between an "employment-based immigration petition" and an H1B petition?

Asked over 1 year ago - Los Angeles, CA

I have read some articles that it's advisable to start by your self the first one, even before a US employer petition for you for an H1B...I am so confused...

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . Most of the time, when people refer to employment-based petitions, they mean petitions for permanent residence. An H-1B is a temporary visa.

    (213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
  2. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . H-1B is one type of many types of employment based immigration petitions.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more
  3. Tripti Sharad Sharma

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    Answered . Employment-based immigration petition" referred to a EB-1, EB-2, EB-3; probably rings a bell, for most employees.

    This response is general in nature and cannot be construed as legal advice, given that not enough facts are known.... more

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