EB-3 Visa Lawyer Services

Gaining legal employment in the United States requires immigrants to possess valid work authorization in the form of a visa, such as an employment-based third-preference (EB-3) visa.

But like most legal procedures, this can be a complicated process, and you may not know where to begin. Here is what you need to know about this type of petition, from starting the process to understanding the intricacies of this employment visa.

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What Are The Benefits?

The EB-3 visa comes with various benefits for both the applicant and their family. 

Often, the most appealing benefit of obtaining this visa type for applicants is that it grants them the eligibility to apply for permanent residency status in the United States. 

Additionally, compared to other employment-based immigrant petitions, this visa comes with other advantages such as:

  • Less proof is often required for a successful petition compared to the documentation necessary for EB-1 or EB-2 visas.
  • Spouses and unmarried children may apply for admission to the United States alongside the beneficiary.

If you want to know more about how obtaining a visa can benefit you, it’s best to speak with an immigration attorney at Path Law Group.

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How Long Does The EB-3 Visa Process Take?

Gaining an EB-3 visa can take anywhere from one to several years from start to finish. Factors that may affect the time in which you receive your visa depend on the applicant’s nationality and the nature of the petition. 

Unfortunately, these visa petitions are subjected to intense scrutiny by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The complexities of obtaining this visa are the reason you should work with an experienced EB-3 visa attorney.

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Can An EB-3 Visa Lawyer Help Me With The Process?

Immigration attorneys are essential to the visa process.

If you’re looking to apply for an EB-3 visa, here are the many ways in which an immigration attorney can help with your case:

  • Conduct a comprehensive review of your case and answer questions you may have about the visa
  • Help you gather all the necessary information and documents you need to apply for a visa
  • Address any hurdles that may arise throughout the process and update you on important updates

Obtaining any type of visa is seldom a simple process, and the EB-3 visa is no different.

 

Is The EB-3 An Unskilled Worker Visa?

This visa is divided into three different categories, one of which is specific to unskilled workers seeking employment in the United States.

The three types of visas are:

  • EB-3A: This visa is for professionals with a bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent.
  • EB-3B: For skilled workers with two years of relevant job training or experience.
  • EB-3C: This is an unskilled worker visa for those who can perform work that a U.S.-based worker cannot currently do.

All three types of EB-3 visas in the United States come with a valid Permanent Labor Certification from the Department of Labor. This means that the sponsor and applicant must prove the current U.S.-based workforce cannot fill the available position(s). 

Consult with an EB-3 visa lawyer to learn more about each visa type and which best suits your situation.

 

How Hard Is It To Get An EB-3 Visa In The USA?

As mentioned, this visa type undergoes intense scrutiny by the USCIS, which can make obtaining one difficult.

Additionally, there are certain requirements for each category that must be met to qualify:

  • EB-3A Qualifications: To qualify for this professional visa, an applicant must possess a U.S. bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent. The position for which they are applying must normally call for a professional with a degree. Additionally, the worker must be employed in a position for which U.S. workers are not available.
  • EB-3B Qualifications: Applicants must demonstrate at least two years of job experience or training, and the work for which they are applying must be a position that U.S. workers cannot fill.
  • EB-3C Qualifications: The unskilled worker visa requires that applicants be able to perform unskilled labor permanently; this visa requirement excludes seasonal work. Like the other employment visas, the position must be one that cannot be filled by a U.S. worker.

Our team at Path Law Group is here to assist you throughout the entire process of obtaining your visa to enter the United States.

Why Should I Petition For An EB-3 Visa Over Other EB Petitions?

While the different EB visas can help different individuals enter the United States for employment, the EB-3 visa offers more flexibility to the applicant. 

EB-1 visas are reserved for immigrant workers who are characterized as outstanding professors, researchers, executives, and individuals with “extraordinary abilities.”

Eb-2 visas are reserved for individuals who hold advanced degrees or equivalent in their respective fields, or those who display “exceptional ability” in the arts, sciences, or business.

In comparison, the three categories under the EB-3 visa make it possible for skilled and unskilled workers to find meaningful employment in the U.S. Additionally, it allows those with bachelor’s degrees to petition without needing a master’s or doctoral degree.

Can I Undergo The EB-3 Visa Process Without A Lawyer?

Unlike the EB-1 visa, there is no self-petition category for the EB-3 visa. 

Every visa application—for skilled, professional, and unskilled workers—requires a sponsorship, and to successfully file a petition for a visa, the applicant must have a job offer from a qualified American employer (sponsor). 

If you have questions about visa sponsorships, it is advised to speak with an experienced EB-3 visa attorney.

 

Contact Our EB-3 Visa Attorneys At Path Law Group

You don’t have to face the challenges of acquiring an EB-3 visa alone. Path Law Group is an immigrant-owned firm, which gives our team of attorneys invaluable experience in the United States immigration process.

We understand the immigrant experience and are more than ready to take on your case. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you through the process.