EB-3 IMMIGRANT VISA CATEGORY
The employment-based third preference, or EB-3, category provides a route to the green card for foreign nationals in one of the following categories:
- Individuals with bachelors degrees where the offered job requires a bachelors degree;
- “Skilled workers,” i.e. those with at least two years of experience or training;
- “Unskilled/Other Workers.”
Petitions for an EB-3 visa must be accompanied by a labor certification issued by the Department of Labor. The labor certification acts as a test of the job market and requires the petitioning U.S. employer to prove that there is no qualified, available U.S. worker for the offered job.