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EB3 IMMIGRANT VISA FOR
SKILLED AND PROFESSIONAL WORKERS
To consult an immigration attorney regarding the EB3 Skilled or Professional
Worker category, please call us at (626) 642-8066 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An attorney in our firm would be happy to assist you.
EB3 CLASSIFICATION INCLUDES:
1. Aliens with at least two years of experience as skilled workers;
2. Professionals with a baccalaureate degree; and
3. Other workers with less than two years experience, such as an unskilled
worker who can perform labor for which qualified workers are not available
in the United States.
While eligibility requirements for the EB3 classification are less stringent
than the EB1 and EB2 classifications, you should be aware that a long
backlog exists for visas in the "other workers" category.
Skilled worker positions are not seasonal or temporary and require
at least two years of experience or training. The training requirement
may be met through relevant post-secondary education. The Form ETA-9089
(labor certification) states
the job requirements, which determine whether a job is skilled or unskilled.
Professionals must hold a US baccalaureate degree or foreign
equivalent degree that is normally required for the profession. Education
and experience may not be substituted for the degree.
Other workers are in positions that require less than two years
of higher education, training, or experience. However, due to the long
backlog, a petitioner could expect to wait many years before being granted
a visa under this category.
Your employer must file a USCIS Form I-140 petition at the USCIS Service
Center that serves the area where you will work. All I-140 EB3 petitions
must include a labor certification
and a permanent, full-time job offer. There are no exceptions.
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