EB-3 Visa For Skilled Workers, Professionals and Unskilled Workers
What is an EB-3 Visa?
An EB-3 Visa is an employment-based visa and one of the most popular ways for immigrants to get hired by a U.S. company and obtain legal permanent residence (green card). While other employment-based visas require advanced degrees or extraordinary ability, the EB-3 Visa does not.
An employment-based third preference EB-3 is designed to help American companies hire people within the following categories:
- Foreign Skilled Workers
- Foreign Professionals
- Unskilled Foreign Workers
What Are The Requirements For an EB-3 Visa?
The eligibility criteria for an EB-3 visa depend on the specific subcategories. For example, a skilled worker must meet different qualifications than a professional worker. However, each subcategory requires the following:
- Labor Certification
- Permanent, full-time job offer
- Unavailability of U.S. workers who are willing or able to perform the job offered
The specific requirements for each subcategory include but are not limited to the following.
EB-3 Visa Requirements For Skilled Workers
- A minimum of two years experience, education or training for the job requirements
- Post-secondary education (relevant to the job) can sometimes be substituted for experience
EB-3 Visa Requirements For Unskilled Workers
- Demonstration of the ability to undertake unskilled labor that requires less than 24 months of training or experience
- The occupation can’t be seasonal or temporary
EB-3 Visa Requirements For Professional Workers
- Possess a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or its equivalency
- A bachelor’s degree is the typical requirement for entry into the field
- Education or experience can’t be substituted for a bachelor’s degree
EB-3 Visa Employer Requirements
- The employer must prove that they could not find qualified, available or willing workers for the job
- The employer must be financially able to pay and sponsor the foreign worker
What Are The Benefits Of An EB-3 Visa?
EB-3 visas benefit employers, foreign workers and the economy. A few employee benefits of obtaining an employment based third preference visa include the ability to:
- Obtain permanent resident status (green card)
- Obtain permanent resident status for the employee’s spouse and minor children
- Freely travel inside the U.S. and abroad
- Ability to apply for U.S. citizenship after 5 years of permanent resident status
Frequently Asked Questions About EB-3 Visas
Contact Us About Your EB-3 Visa
Contact Us About Your EB-3 Visa
If you need an EB-3 Visa for your future or current foreign employee, it’s in your best interest to consult with an Atlanta business immigration lawyer for EB-3 visas as soon as you can. A business immigration attorney for immigrant visas can help you in the following ways:
- Walk you through the complicated EB-3 visa process
- Ensure you submit flawless petitions and are not denied due to mistakes, unfamiliarity with the applicable law and regulations, or missed deadlines
- Advocate on your behalf to DOL or USCIS if something goes wrong
- Help you obtain an EB-3 Visa as fast as possible
At our Atlanta-based law firm, we have extensive experience representing and advising companies on employment based immigration, including EB-3 visas, as well as non-immigrant visas. The experienced Atlanta-based EB-3 attorneys at Garvish Immigration Law Group are here to assist you through the entire process.