Two ways aim at living permanently in the U.S involving family sponsor and employment-based applications (EB). In a variety of circumstances foreign nationals can come to the U.S for employment. They are employed by a U.S employer with H-1B visa. This type of visa is in high demand. The employee can change from the foreign branch to the American with L-1 visa. The EB-1 is granted to an outstanding professor or researcher. The EB-2 is to the foreign national with the exceptional ability. The EB-3 is to the skilled workers or professionals. They can perform the work not qualified by any in the U.S. The EB-4 is to those who are special immigrants such as religious workers, broadcasters, physician, armed forces members, international organization employees.

The EB-5 is to the entrepreneurs who make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise and plan to create or preserve 10 permanent full-time jobs for qualified U.S. workers. Commercial enterprise is defined as any for-profit entity in the form of a limited partnership or corporation.Their spouses and unmarried children under 21 are eligible to apply for a green card or permanent residence. To obtain the visa, individuals must invest $1,000,000 or at least $500,000 in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) – high unemployment or rural area, creating or preserving at least 10 jobs for U.S workers excluding the investor and their immediate family.

An rural area or the outer boundary of any city or town having a population of 20,000 or more can be designated as a TEA. The investor can have the option to gather the relevant publicly available state or federal statistics on their own and submit it with their petition for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to have a new TEA determination made. No centralized list of targeted employment areas has existed; but stage agencies can maintain their own lists or criteria for identifying TEAs, as well as information on local unemployment rates that can be cited in applications. Various US states facilitate the process by allowing people to apply for certification for particular areas being designated as TEAs.

The USCIS Bangkok is in the Asia/Pacific District and has jurisdiction over U.S. immigration matters in Australia, New Zealand, Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, East Timor, Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong. USCIS Bangkok accepts walk-ins.  Walk-ins are served on a first-come, first-served basis.


1. Migrant, immigrant, emigrant, expatriate, refugee

–          Migrant worker (moving from one place to another)

–          Immigrant visa (leaving for permanent residence)

–          The first emigrant to this city (leaving a region for either temporary or permanent residence)

–          Expatriate workers (leaving a country in protest)

–          Refugee camp (leaving a country in escape)

2. Deportee, outcast, exile, itinerant, vagrant, vagabond

– Deportee news (leaving a country under a sentence)

– Outcast places (not fitting in with the majority)

– Exile return (forced to leave one’s own country)

– Itinerant labor (moving from place to place on work or business)

– Vagrant drunkard (without a means of livelihood and a home to live)

– Vagabond drunkard (without a means of livelihood and a home to live in a disresputable manner)

3. Employer, proprietor, owner, holder, possessor

– Employer name (provide labor for pay)

– Sole proprietor (owing a property)

– House owner (owning something)

– Credit card holder (having a right)

– House possessor (having power in spite of having no ownership)

4. Boss, bossman, director, administrator, manager

– Family boss (giving decision)

– What’s up, bossman! (a cool guy!)

– Company director (taking responsibility)

– School administrator (appointed to take responsibility)

– Office manager (appointed to take professional responsibility)

5. Executive, head, superintendent, supervisor, overseer

– Business executive (having the power of putting into effect)

– Head teacher (having the higher power of putting into effect)

– Discipline superintendent  (taking a particular duty)

– Production supervisor (monitoring others’work)

– Plantation overseer (monitoring the work to be correctly done)

6. Chief, chieftain, headman, headsman, commander

– Chief information officier (having the highest authority)

– Tribe chieftain (having the highest authority over a group, clan or tribe)

– Headman attitude (having the highest authority in a pompous way)

– Headsman’s duty (beheading a condemned prisoner)

– Regiment commander (controlling a military group)

7. Entrepreneur, tycoon, mogul, magnate, guru, plutocrat

– Entrepreneur’s capacity (giving the exclusive solution)

– Media tycoon (having both wealth and power)

– Mogul empire (having wealth, power and great success)

– Railroad magnate (having wealth, power, success and coming from a high position society)

– Management guru (influential and popular expert)

– Government plutocrat (having power derived from wealth)

8. Baron, honcho, aristocrat, pundit, cereb, savant

– Land baron (having power from the higher overlod)

– Hollywood honcho (taking charge of others in spite of not high capacity)

– Aristocrat rule (having ruling power thanks to priviledged upper class)

– Financial pundit (giving authoritative opinion in public)

– Business cereb (using intellectual instead of ituition)

– Savant skill (having distinguished talent)

9. Kingpin, linchpin, bigwig, big cheese, big shot

– Drug kingpin (taking control of the game)

– Club linchpin (taking the vitality of a group)

– Political bigwig (taking the power by a state official)

– The big cheese in business (having influential strength)

– The big shot in car deals (having hidden power)

10. Top dog, top brass, notable, dignitary, grandee

– Finance top dog (seizing much success)

– American top brass (seizing high military ranks)

– Local notables (having been well-known)

– Religious dignitaries (having high position or honor)

– City grandees (having high ranks in public)

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