Petitioning for an EB-3 Visa?
Get help from our New York City immigration attorneys!
If you are looking to be one of the 140,000 workers who are granted an
employment based visa this year, then you may be able to qualify under
third preference status, which would enable you to secure an EB-3 visa.
This type of visa is for those workers who do not qualify as first or
second preference workers. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (UCSIS), the greatest backlog of
employment based visa requests exist in this category.
This is likely because far more people qualify for this category than in the
second preference categories. What may set you apart from other applicants is a complete
and accurate application form. Many applicants are denied a visa simply
because they failed to supply information or left fields blank on their
application. By utilizing the help of the skilled Queens immigration lawyers
at our firm, you may be able to secure an EB-3 visa.
We represent individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan,
Rockland County and Westchester County.
Three Eligibility Categories for Third Preference Employment Visas
There are three subcategories that qualify individuals as eligible to apply
for and receive the EB-3 visa. Those three categories are:
- Skilled Workers
- Unskilled / Other Workers
Out of these three categories, the largest backlog of requests is for the
third "other workers" category. Each category has separate evidences
and certifications required.
If you are petitioning for an EB-3 visa in the skilled worker category,
then you will have to provide two evidences: 1) Evidence of minimum two
years on-the-job experience, and 2) Evidence of job duties you can perform
which are not duties currently being filled in the U.S. You must also
provide labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer.
If you are petitioning for an EB-3 visa in the professional worker category,
then you will have to provide three evidences: 1) Evidence of a U.S. baccalaureate
degree or foreign equivalent, 2) Evidence of job duties you can perform
which are not duties currently being filled in the U.S., and 3) Evidence
of a degree is a non-negotiable, for which on-the-job experience or training
cannot be substituted. Just like the skilled worker category, applicants
in this category must provide labor certification and a full-time job offer.
The unskilled worker/other worker category is the easiest to qualify for
due to the less-stringent requirements. All the evidence that this category
requires is that the applicant can perform unskilled labor to fill a permanent
job role. U.S. workers must not be available to fill that job role. Applicants
in this category must provide labor certification and a permanent, full-time
Applying for the EB-3 Visa with a Queens Immigration Lawyer
If you are considering applying for the EB-3 employment visa, then get
in touch with a
New York City immigration attorney at Musa-Obregon & Associates. Our firm is passionate about helping
workers come to the United States. We also help with I-400 forms (employer
forms) and employment visa applications for family members of workers.
We assist clients from the beginning of the filing process to the end,
and can even appeal a denied application. Our law firm can help you compile
the necessary evidences and fill out the paperwork so that you can become
a legal resident and worker in the U.S.
To learn more about this type of employment based visa and how you can
get in touch with Musa-Obregon & Associates today!