Employment-Based Immigration: Third Preference EB-3
You may be eligible for this immigrant visa preference category if you are a skilled worker, professional, or other worker.
- “Skilled workers” are persons whose job requires a minimum of 2 years training or work experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature
- “Professionals” are persons whose job requires at least a U.S. baccalaureate degree or a foreign equivalent and are a member of the professions
- The “other workers” subcategory is for persons performing unskilled labor requiring less than 2 years training or experience, not of a temporary or seasonal nature.
|Skilled Workers||Labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer required.|
|Professionals||Labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer required.|
|Unskilled Workers (Other Workers)||You must be capable, at the time the petition is filed on your behalf, of performing unskilled labor (requiring less than 2 years training or experience), that is not of a temporary or seasonal nature, for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.||Labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer required.|
Eligibility requirements for the third preference classification are less stringent, that result in a long backlog for visas in the “other workers” category.