EB-3 green cards are for skilled workers who have a baccalaureate degree or who can show that they have at least two years of training or work experience as a skilled worker, professional or “other” worker. For example, nurses often apply under the EB-3 visa category. Unskilled workers also may be granted an EB-3 visa if there is a shortage of filled jobs in their field in the United States. However, the work cannot be temporary or seasonal in nature.
Labor certification from the U.S. Department of Labor that confirms the applicant will perform work for which other workers in the U.S. are not available is required. The employment immigration lawyers at C.T. Lee & Associates in New York City assist individuals and corporate clients with the EB-3 visa application process.
As with all other holders of employment-based immigrant visas, those who are
approved for an EB-3 green card may apply for permanent legal residence along with the green card holder’s spouse and children.
As its name implies, EB-3 visas get third preference in the EB category. Any unused portion of the EB-1 and EB-2 annual visa quota will be carried over to the EB-3 pool of available visas. A large number of people who qualify for EB-3 visas results in far more applicants than there are available visas. A wait of up to seven years is not uncommon and can be even longer for applicants from India, China, and the Philippines.
We emphasize on clear communication and a personal approach. Our clients work directly with an attorney from the initial consultation through the resolution of the case. We are quick to respond to client needs, available to answer your questions and intent on keeping you informed of the status of your case.
Few areas of law impact the long-term future of individuals and businesses as much as immigration law. The attorneys at C.T. Lee & Associates understand this, which is why we carefully analyze every client’s needs before developing a strategy that is designed to achieve each client’s goals as effectively and cost-efficiently as possible. See below for our list of services within immigration.
BUSINESS AND EMPLOYMENT-BASED IMMIGRATION – L-1 VISAS – O-1 VISAS – H-1B VISAS – EB-1 EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY GREEN CARDS – EB-2 EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY GREEN CARDS – EB-3 SKILLED AND UNSKILLED GREEN CARDS – EB-5 INVESTOR/EMPLOYMENT CREATION VISA – E VISAS (TRADER, INVESTOR, SPECIALITY OCCUPATIONS) – FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION – GREEN CARDS – VISITORS AND STUDENTS – P-1 & P-4 VISAS – U VISA – SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS