EB-3 Visa Lawyers in Cincinnati
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The EB-3 immigrant visa allows certain workers to obtain green cards in the United States. You may be qualified for this visa if you are a “skilled worker,” a “professional,” or in the “other workers” category.
USCIS defines these workers as follows:
- A “skilled worker” is an applicant who is capable, at the time of petitioning for this classification, of performing skilled labor that requires at least two years training or experience. This labor must not be of a temporary or seasonal nature, and qualified workers must not be available in the United States. Relevant post-secondary education may be considered as training for the purposes of this provision.
- A “professional” is a qualified alien who holds at least a United States baccalaureate degree or an equivalent degree and is a member of the professions.
- “Other worker” refers to a qualified alien who is capable, at the time of petitioning for this classification, of performing unskilled labor (requiring less than two years training or experience), not of a temporary or seasonal nature, for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.
As with most EB-2 petitions, all petitions filed in the EB-3 category require a job offer and a labor certification, now called PERM. The requirement of a labor certification is a statement from the Department of Labor that there are no qualified US workers willing to fill the position offered. Aliens in the EB-1 preference are exempt from the requirement.
The question answered by the labor certification is whether there are any “able, willing, qualified, and available” US workers. US workers include citizens, permanent residents, and anyone authorized to work in the US whose work authorization is not tied to a specific employer. In most labor certifications, the qualified US worker need only meet the minimum qualifications for the position. The exceptions are for teachers at colleges and universities and aliens of exceptional ability in the performing arts, in which the US worker must be as qualified as the alien worker.
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