Immigrants who are skilled workers, professionals, or unskilled workers may qualify for employment-based immigration in the Third Preference category known as EB-3. This category of employment-based visas makes up close to 29 percent of the limited amount of employment-based visas distributed each year in addition to the unused visas in the First and Second Preference categories.
Skilled Workers are those individuals who work jobs that are not temporary or seasonal and require at least two years of experience or job training. Higher education relevant to the job may be used to meet the two-year experience or training requirement. Professionals are those individuals who hold jobs that require at least a United States baccalaureate degree or its foreign equivalent. Unskilled workers, also known as “other workers,” are those individuals who can work jobs that are not seasonal or temporary and require less than two years of experience or training.
No matter what your classification might be, you should always seek help from an employment immigration attorney near you if you are applying for a work visa.
To acquire an employment-based immigrant visa in the Third Preference category, an employer will be required to obtain an approved labor certification from the United States Department of Labor. Additionally, your employer must submit a Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, and he will be required to show that he has the ability to pay you the offered wage as of your visa priority date. . Lastly, your employer will pay the required fee for filing the petition and must provide supporting documentation showing that you qualify for the immigrant visa within this category.
Supporting documentation that shows your eligibility to obtain a visa to work in the United States includes:
The Third Preference category for employment-based immigration visas is just one of several visas available to foreign employees. If you believe you have questions about the Third Preference category or any other category, contact the employment immigration attorneys at Minsky, McCormick, & Hallagan, P.C. Visit our website to schedule your consultation with an immigration law attorney today.