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EMPLOYMENT 4TH PREFERENCE (EB4)

Subcategory: Special Immigrant, Employment with the Panama Canal Company, Canal Zone Government, or U.S. government in the Canal Zone

REQUIREMENT 1. At the time the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 entered into force: you were a resident in the Canal Zone and had been employed by the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government for at least one year, OR

REQUIREMENT 2. At the time the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 entered into force: you were a Panamanian national and honorably retired (from U.S. government employment in the Canal Zone, or Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government), with a total of 15 or more years of faithful service, OR

REQUIREMENT 3. At the time the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 entered into force: you were a Panamanian national and were an employee (of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government), with a total of 5 or more years of faithful service, AND

REQUIREMENT 4. Your personal safety, or the personal safety of your spouse or child, is in danger as a direct result of the special nature of your employment and as a direct result of the Treaty, AND

REQUIREMENT 5. The Panama Canal Company, Canal Zone Government, or U.S. government agency provides a letter indicating the length and circumstances of employment and any retirement or termination.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Is a job offer in the U.S. required? - No.
Is Labor Certification required? - No.
Is Prevailing Wage Determination required? - No.
Is proficiency in English required? - No.
Is a minimum education required? - No.
Is a minimum or maximum age required? - No.
Is an Affidavit of Support required? - No.
Is a proof of funds to start life in the U.S. required? - No.
Can your family members get green cards as derivative beneficiaries? - Yes.

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