To apply for the EB-3 visa, applicant must have an approved Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Form I-140, filed by the potential employer in the US. Workers normally require labor certification approved by the Department of Labor (DOL). Professionals, Skilled Workers and Unskilled Workers (Other Workers) obtain 28.6 percent of the annual international limit of employment-based immigrant visas. The EB-3 requirements are less strict compared to other categories, but the processing time may be longer than usual. Unlike persons with extraordinary abilities in the EB-1 category, EB-3 applicants need a sponsoring employer.
There are three subgroups within this category:
Skilled workers: Individuals whose jobs require at least 2 years full time work experience.
Professionals: The members of the professions whose jobs require a minimum bachelors degree from a U.S. institute or its equivalent academic degree.
Unskilled workers (Other workers): Individuals that are able to fill up positions that require less than two years of full-time work experienceSource: U.S. Department of State
EB 3 Visa Eligibility:
Several immigrant visa categories are based on employment. Your degree, skills and job experience are some of the aspects used to determine if you are eligible for a specific type of employment-based visa.
Unskilled Workers (Other Workers)
How to File An Application For EB-3 Visa USA?
Your employer must:
You can create USCIS online account here.
After You File
Basic documents may include:
The EB-3 visa application fee is $460.
Other costs include medical test and, if applicable, vaccinations; translations and notary public; fees for getting supporting documents such as passport, police clearance, birth certificates, etc.Source: U.S. Department of State
EB-3 visa cases may take long time as they are in numerically limited visa categories. The processing time varies from case to case and cannot be foretold for specific cases with any accuracy.
Family of EB-3 Visa Holders
If your I-140 petition is accepted, your spouse and depended children (must be unmarried) under the age of 21 may be eligible to apply for admission to the United States in E34 or EW4 and E35 or EW5.Source: U.S. Department of State