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EB-3 Employment Immigration Visa
While the eligibility requirements for the first two preference categories of
employment-based permanent resident visas are rather exclusive, the third category is available to a far broader
selection of the international labor market. This category, however, is
limited to receiving only 28.6% of the 140,000 permanent employment visas
every year, resulting in high demand worldwide. You can greatly improve
your chances of success in obtaining such a visa by working with a lawyer
from our firm.
Ohio immigration lawyers Robert Brown, Rishi Oza, Aleksandar Cuic, Erin Brown, and Kathryn Russell
share more than half a century of experience in this area of practice,
and we assist individual clients and employers in handling a wide variety of cases.
Types of Workers Eligible for the EB-3 Visa
There are three sub-categories of the EB-3 visa:
Eligibility for this visa requires that you have a minimum of two years
of experience on the job, or two years of training for the position. It
is also necessary to demonstrate that the work you will be performing
is such that there are insufficient qualified workers already present
in the United States.
A worker who qualifies for this type of visa will have the baccalaureate
or equivalent degree required for the position and will be filling a position
for which there are insufficient workers available in this country.
This subcategory is reserved to fill employment positions that do not
require more than two years of training or experience, which are not of
a temporary or seasonal nature, and for which there are not sufficient
workers available in this country. USCIS reports that there is a major
backlog for this type of visa, as there is a relatively small allocation
to meet the worldwide demand.
Applying for an EB-3 Visa
The first step in obtaining an EB-3 visa is for the prospective employer
to secure labor certification from the Department of Labor by demonstrating
that there are insufficient available, qualified, and willing U.S. workers
to fill the position at the wage being offered. It is then necessary for
the employer to sponsor the alien worker by filing a Form I-140, Immigrant
Petition for Alien Worker. Once this is approved, the worker may be approved
for a green card through
consular processing or
adjustment of status. The process can be lengthy and complex, but we are ready to assist you
with every aspect of your application and work to ensure the best possible
result in your case.
Contact our office today to learn more!