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EB3 VISA FOR SKILLED/UNSKILLED WORKERS OR PROFESSIONALS

The EB-3 classification allows a skilled worker, professional, or unskilled worker to be employed in the United States as a permanent resident. In addition to meeting specific offer requirements, these workers must be performing work for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.

A perfect scenario for an EB-3 petition would be a LED engineering firm in California petitioning a German electrical engineer to work in a full-time position.

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LEGAL FEE

Our fee structure is unique to us as we strive to tailor our services for each client individually. We adapt price standards that are capable of fluctuating for each client depending on their unique needs. Clients may retain us for one or all of the above steps/services.

We are happy to customize a proposal for your during a consultation and walk you through what a standard EB-3 case looks like. Please see below for more information. 

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CASE PROCESSING OVERVIEW

Step 1: Strategy Session for EB-3

This is the most crucial step for your entire EB-3. We will review all of the supporting documents to create a strategy, a customized checklist, and a timeline to serve as the guiding foundation for the entire case preparation.

Step 2: Determining Job Title and Duty Descriptions

The first thing USCIS looks at in your EB-3 is your job title and job duty descriptions. In this step, we will brainstorm and finalize your detailed set of job duties corresponding to your petitioner and your major of study.

Step 3: Filing your Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD)

In this step, we will file your PWD to the Department of Labor and wait for their response.

Step 4: Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM) Recruitment

Once your prevailing wages is confirmed, we will coordinate with the Human Resources Manager to help the petitioning company recruit for similar talents within the U.S. talent pools.

Step 5: Filing Permanent Labor Certification Program (PERM)

The Department of Labor (DOL) needs to make sure that a foreign talent must be recruited due to the lack of similar talents in the United States. If DOL suspects that such talents exist prevalently in the U.S., they may respond with an Audit. Don’t worry when you receive an Audit. We will guide you through the process and respond to DOL.

Step 6: USCIS EB-3 Filing

In this step, we will help you collect and organize all the evidences required for USCIS adjudication. An extensive Attorney Support Letter is essential for the explanation and argumentation of your case.
We will also be responding to any potential Request for Evidence (RFE).

Step 7: Adjustment of Status, Work Permit, & Advance Parole

Once USCIS has approved your EB-3 application, and your Priority Date becomes current (depending on your country of birth) while you are in the United States, we will help guide you through your Adjustment of Status (I-485) application. Again, this is done with a well-crafted Attorney Support Letter and well-organized evidence presentation. When this is approved, you’ll be able to work in the United States.

Step 8: Prepare for Interview at the Consulate

It all comes down to this. We help guide you in your preparation for the interview with a U.S. Consulate by simulating the interview and ensuring the client is well-versed in the application material. Our services include a comprehensive strategy for answering inquiries posed, practice questions, thorough feedback, and other tools to help clients succeed during the interviews.

Step 9: Arrival is Only The Beginning

Our services do not end when you receive your EB-3 status, and that this step only just beginning.  To help accommodate this reality, we provide guidance over:

  • CBP – Airport Arrival
  • Dependent Visas/Work Permits
  • Reentry Permits
  • and more!
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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Checklist of Required Evidence

Skilled Workers

  • You must be able to demonstrate at least two years of job experience or training, not of a temporary or seasonal nature. Relevant post-secondary education may be considered as training;
  • You must be performing work for which qualified workers are not available in the United States; and
  • A labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer are required.

Professionals

  • You must be able to demonstrate that you earned a U.S. bachelor’s degree (or its foreign degree) related to the occupation, and that this degree is the normal requirement for entry into the occupation. Education and experience cannot be substituted for a bachelor’s degree;
  • You must be performing work for which qualified workers are not available in the United States; and
  • A labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer are required.

Unskilled Workers (Other Workers)

  • You must be able to perform unskilled labor (requiring less than two years training or experience), that is not of a temporary or seasonal nature, for which qualified workers are not available in the United States; and
  • A labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer are required.

Filing Fee

The updated filing fee for EB-3 can be found here

Eligibility for EB-3

Skilled Workers

  • Persons whose jobs require a minimum of 2 years of training or experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature. The skilled worker must meet the educational, training, or experience requirements of the job opportunity. Relevant post-secondary education may be considered as training.

Professionals

  • Persons whose job requires at least a U.S. baccalaureate or foreign equivalent degree and are a member of the professions.

Unskilled Workers (Other Workers)

  • Persons performing unskilled labor requiring less than 2 years of training, education, or experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature.
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SAMPLE & TEMPLATES

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Attorney Brief:  [coming soon] We will provide an attorney brief sample for the I-140 petition.

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Cover Letter: [coming soon] We will also provide a cover letter sample for the I-140 petition.

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Sample Request for Evidence: [coming soon] Requests for evidence can be used to strengthen the case.

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Forms: Here is a list of the forms that are needed by USCIS

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Sample Checklist: [coming soon] We look at the client’s unique situation and create customized checklists to strengthen their cases.

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USCIS Fee Calculator: This is to help calculate how much the filing fee will be.

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USCIS Mailing Address: This address is where it is mailed to USCIS.

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USCIS Processing Timetable: This will help you figure out how long it will take to process.

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ASC Field Offices: Listed are the addresses of the field offices for the bio-metrics.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is the EB-3 process?

It can take 4-6 months to process the EB-3, check case processing times here.

What are the benefits of EB-3?

  • Provides permanent residence in the US.
  • The worker with permanent residency can travel freely.
  • For the EB-3 process, the employer is the petitioner and the alien is the beneficiary.
  • EB-3 holders may apply for dependent visas for their spouse or unmarried children under age 21.

How many green cards are available each year?

Only 40,000 green cards in total are available each year for EB-3 category, out of which 10,000 are allotted to unskilled workers.

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SCHEDULE A SESSION

Call or email us to set up your 1-hour consultation. Easily pay the $250 consultation fee over the phone or through our email link. If you would like to have a quick chat with our team before setting up the consultation, feel free to use the calendar on the right to book your 10 minute call.

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