What is an EB-3 Visa?

Like many others, it may be your dream to work, not to mention have a successful career, in the United States. Well, you may be happy to hear that there are many avenues to achieve this. That is, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers several types of employment-based visas to interested foreigners. Meaning that your chances of qualifying for at least one is heightened. This blog will specifically focus on the employment-based third preference visa, more commonly referred to as the EB-3 visa. Read on to discover the eligibility criteria for an EB-3 visa and how a seasoned work authorization permit lawyer in Milwaukee, WI, at Sesini Law Group, S.C., can help determine whether or not you qualify.

What is an EB-3 visa and what are its eligibility criteria?

Put in its simplest terms, an EB-3 visa is the third-preference category for employment-based permanent residency in the United States. Of note, there are three subcategories in which you may meet the eligibility criteria. The commonality amongst these three subcategories is the requirement of proving you perform a certain type of labor that is not readily available by workers already in the United States. Without further ado, they read as follows:

  • A skilled worker; to qualify, you must:
    • Prove you possess at least two years of job experience, education, or training to meet certain requirements on a labor certification.
    • Prove you possess certain post-secondary education that may constitute training for certain requirements on a labor certification.
  • A professional; to qualify, you must:
    • Prove you possess a United States baccalaureate or foreign equivalent degree to meet certain requirements on a labor certification.
    • Prove you possess any other requirements for a labor certification.
  • An unskilled worker; to qualify, you must:
    • Prove you possess two years or less of job experience or training in a certain labor that is not of a temporary or seasonal nature.
    • Prove you possess any other requirements for a labor certification.

What are the other categories of employment-based visas?

To reiterate, an EB-3 visa is a third-preference visa. So this means that there is a first-preference and second-preference visa, namely an EB-1 visa and an EB-2 visa, respectively. Without further ado, the subcategories for both are as follows:

  • Subcategories to qualify for an EB-1 visa:
    • You possess an extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
    • You are an outstanding professor or researcher in a particular academic field.
    • You are a certain multinational manager or executive.
  • Subcategories to qualify for an EB-2 visa:
    • You possess an advanced degree or its foreign equivalent.
    • You possess an exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business.

Understandably so, you may be uncertain which employment-based visa you qualify for, if any at all. If this is your case, what you need the most is likely solid legal advice from a competent work authorization permit lawyer in Milwaukee, WI. Someone at Sesini Law Group, S.C. is awaiting your phone call.

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