EB-3 immigrant visas allow certain workers(professional, skilled, and unskilled workers) to obtain a U.S. green card or permanent resident status. The “EB” in the EB-3 visa stands for “employment-based”, every fiscal year, approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available to qualified applicants under the provisions of U.S. immigration law.
Employment-based immigrant visas are divided into five preference categories, the "3" in EB-3 refers to the "3rd preference" category of these five ones. Only a limited number of visas are available in each preference category, meaning that if more people apply in a year than there are visas available, recent applicants will have to be put on a waiting list. This is a common problem for EB-3 visa applicants, Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Unskilled Workers (Other Workers) receive 28.6% of the yearly worldwide limit of employment-based immigrant visas (140,000), plus any unused visas from the Employment First Preference and Second Preference categories.
Many of you may be curious about how EB-3 visas can help applicants to get US green cards in 10 MONTHS, now I’m here to introduce them in detail.
1. Get a Job Offer
EB-3 visa requires applicants to already have a job offer from a U.S. employer, this employer will be considered the applicant’s sponsor. So after signing the contract with us, we will immediately collect the applicant’s basic information and help match with the appropriate US-based employers, and arrange a job interview to get a job offer.
It will take about 1 month for this process.
2. Apply for Labor Certification from DOL
After successfully matching with the employer the applicant is willing to work with, the applicant's prospective employer must first obtain an approved labor certification from the Department of Labor(DOL). The DOL labor certification verifies the following:
· There are insufficiently available, qualified, and willing U.S. workers to fill the position being offered at the prevailing wage
· Hiring a foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers
It will take about 4-6 months for DOL approval.
3. Submit Immigration Petition
After a labor certification is approved, the attorney will help the applicant's prospective employer file an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Form I-140 with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
It will take 6-8 months for USCIS approval, premium processing can be completed within 15 working days.
4. National Visa Center (NVC) Processing
After USCIS approves the petition, they will send it to to the Department of State's National Visa Center (NVC), when an applicant’s priority date meets the most recent qualifying date, the NVC will begin pre-processing the applicant’s case by providing the applicant with instructions to submit the appropriate fees. After the appropriate fees are paid, the NVC will request that the applicant submit the necessary immigrant visa documents. Applicants who were not born in mainland China are exempt from scheduling, the NVC will request necessary immigrant visa documents directly.
It will take 3-5 months for NVC processing.
5. Visa Interview
Once the NVC determines the file is complete with all the required documents, they schedule the applicant’s interview appointment. NVC then sends the file, containing the applicant’s petition and the documents listed above, to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where the applicant will be interviewed for a visa.
A client can land in the US within 6 months after getting the visa, generally, the green card will be delivered to the client 1-2 months after entering the US.
Thanks for your patience to read till the end of this article, and I guess you might think this process sounds a little complicated. BUT don’t worry, you have our highly-skilled EB-3 attorneys, who can help you from gathering the necessary various documents that you need and your employer will need to come up with through preparing for an interview and completing the final paperwork to persuade the DOL and immigration authorities that you should be granted the green card.
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