EB-3 Visa

Are you interested in obtaining permanent residency in the United States as a skilled worker, professional, or other worker? The EB-3 Visa program can help make that a reality. We understand that the application process can be complicated and intimidating, but our team of immigration law experts is here to assist. We’ll guide you through every step of the process, ensuring you have the support you need to embark on your journey to the United States confidently.

What is the EB-3 Visa?

The EB-3 Green Card is a category within the Employment-Based Immigration Program that provides an avenue for skilled workers, professionals, and other workers to obtain permanent residency in the United States. This visa category is designed for individuals who have a job offer from a U.S. employer and meet specific requirements.

Who Qualifies for the EB-3 Visa?

The EB-3 Green Card has three subcategories, each with its own eligibility criteria:

Skilled Workers

Applicants must demonstrate at least two years of job experience or training that is not seasonal or temporary.

Professional Workers

Applicants must possess a U.S. bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent, which is typically required for entry into the profession.

Unskilled and Other Workers

This category includes positions that require less than two years of experience or training, such as unskilled workers in industries with a labor shortage.

How Does the Application Process Work?

Step 1: Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD)

We start with obtaining a Prevailing Wage Determination from the Department of Labor. This critical first step ensures that your wage offer from your future employer meets or exceeds the average wage for your occupation in the area of employment. We adeptly handle this process, laying a solid foundation for your application.

Step 2: Recruitment

Next, we guide your employer through a recruitment process to demonstrate that no qualified U.S. workers are available for your position. This involves advertising the job in various channels. Our expertise ensures that this step is conducted in full compliance with Department of Labor regulations, effectively paving the way for your labor certification.

Step 3: Labor Certification

With the recruitment phase complete, we proceed to file for Labor Certification (PERM). This involves proving to the Department of Labor that hiring you will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of U.S. workers.

Step 4: I-140 Petition

Upon approval of the Labor Certification, we move forward with filing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. We expertly prepare your petition, showcasing your qualifications and the necessity of your role in the U.S. This step is crucial in formally requesting your visa classification.

Step 5: Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing

Depending on your current location, we will either assist you with adjusting your status (if you’re already in the U.S.) or guide you through consular processing (if you’re abroad). This stage involves preparing for interviews, finalizing paperwork, and ensuring that every detail is addressed for the issuance of your visa.

Our team provides unparalleled support and guidance throughout each step, ensuring that you’re informed and prepared.

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    What Are the Benefits of the EB-3 Green Card Visa?

    The EB-3 Green Card offers several advantages to individuals seeking permanent residency in the United States:

    a. Permanent Residency

    Successful EB-3 applicants are granted permanent residency, allowing them to live and work permanently in the United States.

    b. Pathway to Citizenship

    Holding a Green Card can eventually lead to U.S. citizenship for EB-3 Green Card holders who meet the necessary requirements.

    What Are the Required Application Documents?

    When applying for the EB-3 Green Card, applicants must submit a comprehensive set of documents to support their eligibility and job offer. The following documents are commonly required:

    Job Offer Letter

    A detailed letter from the U.S. employer offering a permanent job position to the applicant.

    Labor Certification

    The employer must complete the labor certification process with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to ensure there are no qualified U.S. workers available for the position.

    Education and Experience Documents

    Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, and certificates to prove the applicant’s educational qualifications, as well as letters and records demonstrating work experience and training.

    Passport and Identification

    A valid passport and identification documents to establish the applicant’s identity and citizenship.


    A comprehensive resume or curriculum vitae outlining the applicant’s professional background, skills, and employment history.

    Supporting Documents

    Additional documents that may be required, such as reference letters, professional licenses, and proof of specialized skills or certifications.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    No, a job offer from a U.S. employer is a requirement for the EB-3 Green Card. The employer must demonstrate a need for the applicant's skills and complete the labor certification process.

    The processing time for the EB-3 Green Card varies and depends on various factors, including the applicant's country of origin and the USCIS workload.

    Yes, there is an annual numerical limitation for the EB-3 category. The number of visas available is subject to annual caps, which may result in a backlog and longer processing times.
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