Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
EB-3 Skilled or Professional Workers

ELIGIBILITY

EB-3 classification includes:

  • Skilled worker. Skilled workers are persons capable of performing a job requiring at least two years training or experience;
  • Professionals. Professionals are persons with a baccalaureate degree who are members of a profession; and
  • Other workers. Other workers are those persons capable of filling positions requiring less than two years training or experience.

Skilled worker positions are not seasonal or temporary and require at least two years of experience or training. The training requirement may be met through relevant post-secondary education.

Professionals must hold a U.S. baccalaureate degree or foreign equivalent degree that is normally required for the profession. Education and experience may not be substituted for the degree.

Other workers are in positions that require less than two years of higher education, training, or experience. However, due to the long backlog, a petitioner could expect to wait many years before being granted a visa under this category.

While eligibility requirements for the EB-3 classification are less stringent than the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications, you should be aware that a long backlog exists for visas in the "other workers" category.

All EB-3 petitions must include a labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer. There are no exceptions.

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