EB3 Visa (Green Card) - Requirements and Information on How to Apply

EB3 Visa (Green Card)

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The EB3 Visa is a permanent residence US visa/Green Card for “Skilled, Professional, or Other Workers.”

This employment-based visa is for those seeking to enter the United States to take up employment that requires either…

  • a baccalaureate degree or equivalent,
  • 2 years’ training or experience (in most cases),
  • or in some cases less than 2 years’ experience in order to become proficient (defined as”unskilled”).

Family of EB3 Holder

EB3 Visa Green CardThe Green Card holder’s legal spouse may come to the U.S. via either E34 (“skilled” worker) or EW4 (“other” worker) visas. Minor children (who must be under 21 and unmarried) are typically admitted via E35 (“skilled”) or EW5 (“other” worker)

While the process of applying for permanent residency is ongoing, the spouse may apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), which lets them work freely in the country.

EB3 Overview (Video)

EB3 Qualification

The EB3 sets a lower standard than other Green Cards, such as the EB2, and so is less scrutinized less closely. However there is often a waiting list for approval.

Most EB3 applications cannot be adjusted from temporary (non-immigrant) visas until the petitioner’s priority date becomes current. This date is set when the Labor Certification Process is started (see below).

The employer must:

  • file form I-140 with USCIS;
  • establish that they can afford the offered position upon granting of the Green Card;
  • prove that the beneficiary meets the necessary requirements.

The three routes to qualification are…

  1. Skilled Worker: The position demands at least 2 years’ relevant employment experience or training. In addition, a Labor Certification Process is required to demonstrate that no qualified workers are already available in the U.S. to fill the position.
  2. Professionals: The professional position in question requires a baccalaureate degree (or foreign equivalent).
  3. Unskilled / “Other” Workers: The third option covers jobs that can be performed with less than two years’ training. (However, temporary or seasonal jobs are excluded.)

Labor Certification Process

Each EB3 petition requires that the PERM Labor Certification process be followed.

PERM is where the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requires that the prospective employer test the market to establish that there are no willing or qualified workers already legally in the United States who can fill the position.

This process also requires a Prevailing Wage Determination which typically involves…

  • Posting with the relevant State Workforce Agency;
  • Posting an advertisement in a major newspaper on consecutive Sundays;
  • Posting the job ad in a conspicuous place at the worksite and on the company’s intranet/web site;
  • Plus three other recruitment processes as set out in the regulations.

It is vital that the employer conduct and record all actions carried out during this process. The employer is strongly advised to work with the advice and guidance of an experienced immigration attorney.

In certain exceptional cases (Schedule A, Group I) a petition may be submitted directly to USCIS without a labor certification. We can advise on this.

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Alex says May 18, 2017

How much is fee for EB3 Visa .
I am canadian citizen.
Thanks

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    OnlineVisas.com says September 17, 2017

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    Osman Ali says September 18, 2017

    I am Osman Ali from Bangladesh, I am interested for EB-3 visa, I have 15 yrs. experience in IT sector, pls. give me detailed information with fees.

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ali says June 26, 2017

How much is gonna be fee for EB3 Visa ? I am Canadian citizen
Thanks

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Ashraful says July 13, 2017

I live in Bangladesh. I am interested to live in USA with my family.
I am very honest, dutiful worker. I and my children want to live in USA for better education and health, security for the future.

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    OnlineVisas.com says September 17, 2017

    Thank you for visiting our website. I have sent you an email directly and look forward to hearing from you.

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H S M IFTEKHAR HUSSAIN says August 16, 2017

I would like to assess my eligibility for EB3 visa

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    OnlineVisas.com says September 17, 2017

    Great, we would love to help you with this. I have emailed you directly. Thank you

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Zeeshan says August 26, 2017

I am working in Dubai . I am
Working in Dubai dry docks world dubai my occupation is services electric forman

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    OnlineVisas.com says September 17, 2017

    Hi – I have emailed you directly to find out more about your immigration inquiry. Thank you

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Chowdhury says August 28, 2017

I want to apply for immigration to usa

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    OnlineVisas.com says September 17, 2017

    That’s great to hear. I would like to set up a time (free of charge) for you to speak with one of our Attorney’s on the process and requirements for immigrating to the US. I have emailed you directly and look forward to speaking with you.

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Devang Maisuriya says August 29, 2017

i need information about EB3 Visa

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    OnlineVisas.com says September 17, 2017

    Hi Devang
    Thank you for recently visiting our website. Please contact me directly at azania.watene@velielaw.com to discuss your EB-3 inquiry. I am happy to assist you.

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Mohammed Mazharul Islam says September 3, 2017

Age limitations

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Nur Mohammed Majumder says September 20, 2017

I am Bangladeshi, interested for USA EB3 visa, how to get it, looking for your assistance, thanks

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Nur Mohammed Majumder says September 20, 2017

I am looking for USA EB3 visa, in this regards I need your assistance, please reply, thanks

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Davoud says September 21, 2017

Hi
Thanks for the information.I am Iranian and I wanna know the fee if it is possible.
Thanks in advance.

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    OnlineVisas.com says September 23, 2017

    Thank you for visiting our website. Your first initial meeting with our Attorney is free. During this conversation we will evaluate your eligibility and should you proceed provide you with a fee for the visa application and applicable Attorney fees.

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Fojol Hussain says September 25, 2017

I am Bangladeshi citizen.
How much fee for EB3(Green card)visa.

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Tajuddin Ahmed says September 26, 2017

Hello Dear, I am an Engineer and working with multinational companies last 20 years.can i have any opportunity to get the visa.How much fee and processing time will take.
Regards
Tajuddin

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masud al noor says September 26, 2017

need more information regarding qualifications , fee structure and processing period of time .

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Mohammad Abubakker Mollah says September 26, 2017

Hi, this is me, I am interested to apply for eb3 visa . How can I do ? And what I need to do? How much cost that would be? Thx

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Dylan says September 26, 2017

Two questions.

– Can I apply for an EB-3 visa at 18 years old?

– How long is the average wait time for a British citizen to be told if they are eligible for a Green Card or not?

Thanks

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Mojisola Ishola-Bamidele says September 27, 2017

Please I will like to know how one can apply

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HAYDER says September 28, 2017

I want to apply EB3 visa
I am from Bangladesh.
Please help me

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Md Kabir Ikramul Haque says October 2, 2017

I am scientist. I want to get Immigration to USA. Is there any age limitations.

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Isart says October 4, 2017

Currently i’m working in a Pharmaceutical company as senior product executive at product management department.I’m working here for last 3 year.I want to know about EB3 program and the requirement to apply as a skilled worker.Can you please brief me the process and fees required to apply?

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Azizur Rahman Choudhury says October 5, 2017

I am a Bangladeshi graduate Mechanical. Engineer with MBA degree having working experience of 40 years and I am 66. I want immigration to USA through EB3 program. Kindly let me know the procedures and requirements in details alongwith fee and other monetary requirements at your earliest.

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MD.SHAFIQUL ISLAM says October 6, 2017

pls send me the procedure to apply EB3 .

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    OnlineVisas.com says October 10, 2017

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Md. Motiur Rahman says October 8, 2017

Hi, This is motiur from bangladesh. I like to know Bangladeshi people is eligible for this EB3 Visa also they can take wife and children. Please Let me inform the process how we can apply
for EB3 Visa.

Thanks
Motiur Rahman
Bangladesh

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    OnlineVisas.com says October 10, 2017

    We have contacted you via email Motiur, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Ronny Betancourt Alvarez says October 9, 2017

tengo varios familiares ciudadanos americanos, ellos podrían ser calificados para ayudarme con visa eb4?

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    OnlineVisas.com says October 10, 2017

    Ronny, thank you for visiting our website and your comment. I am afraid I am not fluent in spanish. Perhaps you would like to contact us directly and we can try to assist.

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Paulami guha says October 9, 2017

Can you plz send me details to apply for EB3? I m an Australian citizen

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    OnlineVisas.com says October 10, 2017

    Yes – we have sent you an email. Thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to speaking with you.

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S M A ROB says October 9, 2017

I am Bangladeshi.am i able to apply this visa

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    OnlineVisas.com says October 10, 2017

    We have emailed you directly as we need more information. Thank you for visiting our website.

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Enamul Hoque says October 10, 2017

Hi
I live at Bangladesh. When the EB3 visa processing time will start? How can I get EB3 visa??? How much cost in USA Dollars for this visa??? I have completed Bachelor Degree from Bangladesh….

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    OnlineVisas.com says October 10, 2017

    Thank you for visiting our website Enamul. Firstly, do you have job offer from a US Employer? You are welcome to contact me directly if you would prefer. I will send you a separate email also.

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