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EB-3

Permanent Green Card - Other workers

         

EB-3 visa is a Third Priority Worker visa that allows three types of workers to come to the U.S. permanently and work here. These groups of workers are:

  • Skilled workers. Those who have completed at least 2 years of job experience or training.
  • Professionals. Those who can prove that they have a higher educational degree or its equivalent such as a bachelor’s degree.
  • Unskilled workers. Those who have less than 2 years of work experience or training. Unskilled workers get the EW-3 visa as explained in the article.

The EB3 visa is limited in the number of visas issued per year. Out of the total 140,000 immigrant visas issued for the employment category, 28.6% or around 40,040 visas are allocated for the EB3. After this quota is reached for the year, the rest of the applications are put on hold for the next year.

What are the Benefits of the EB3 Visa?

With an EB3 visa, the foreign workers can come to the U.S, live here permanently and work without having to obtain an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). They get the Green Card and are required to pay all taxes applicable to them. They are also allowed to bring their immediate relatives and travel within and outside the U.S.

Who is Eligible for the EB3 visa?

To qualify for the EB3 visa, a foreign worker must prove the following:

  • That they have a valid and permanent job offer from a U.S employer.
  • That they have the qualifications to meet the job description in terms of the level of education and job experience.

On the other hand, the U.S employer must also prove the following to qualify for sponsoring a foreign worker for an EB3 visa:

  • That the employer could not find an available, qualified, or willing U.S worker for the job position.
  • That the employer is financially stable to pay the foreign worker and can afford to sponsor the worker.
  

Complete medical examination and vaccination

To move to the U.S permanently, you must meet the health requirements too. This means that you will have to go through the NVC package and visit a licensed doctor to complete the necessary documents and checkups. If you do not have all the vaccines, then you will also need to take them.

The documents required for an EB3 visa application are the following:

Your passport which must be valid for more than 6 months after your intended departure to the U.S

  • Your employment offer from the U.S employer
  • The approved labor certification
  • The approved petition
  • Your DS-261 confirmation page
  • Your signed medical and vaccine documents
  • Two passport photographs
  • Academic achievements (diplomas and certificates)
  • Your CV or resume
  • Court and criminal records
  • Depending on the case, the NVC might require other supporting documents, so you must follow their instructions carefully.

     

Attend the visa interview

After the NVC has reviewed your documents, they will schedule an interview for you at the U.S Embassy. You must attend the visa interview at that scheduled time. The U.S official will go through your background and documents and decide whether you should be given an EB3 visa or not.

Receive the NVC package and travel to the U.S

If your visa is approved, NVC will send you a package. You cannot open this package under any circumstances. When you travel to the U.S, you must give it to an immigration official at the port of entry. They are the only ones that can open it and decide whether you can enter the U.S.

Can I bring my spouse and children to the U.S with an EB3 visa?

If you get the EB3 immigrant visa, then your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old also qualify to join you in the U.S. For the skilled and professional workers, the spouse qualifies for the E-34 visa, while the children can apply for the E-35 visa.

How to start the process?

Please contact Navy Financial by phone or email to discuss your individual needs.

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