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What Are the Requirements for an EB-3 (Skilled Worker) Visa?


There are many types of work visas available for foreign nationals who want to work in the United States, depending on their education, skills, and experience. The EB-3 visa was created for workers who fit one of three categories: skilled worker, professional, or unskilled worker. Below our Dallas immigration attorneys explain what the three categories are and what other qualifications you need to obtain an EB-3 visa.

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Who Is Eligible for an EB-3 Visa?

If you are interested in obtaining an Eb-3 visa, you must fall under one of three categories to qualify. Below we break down the different EB-3 categories.

  • Skilled Worker: You must have at least two years of job experience or training (some post-secondary education may qualify as training). You must also perform work in a field or profession that is specialized and doesn’t have many qualified U.S. workers who can fill such roles.
  • Professional: You must have a U.S. bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree related to the field you want to pursue. You must also be performing work for a position that cannot be filled by a U.S. worker. If you have work experience and a degree but not a bachelor’s degree, you will not qualify for an EB-3 visa. Keep in mind that a labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer are required.
  • Unskilled Worker: You must be capable of performing unskilled labor that is not temporary (or seasonal,) for which qualified workers are not available in the U.S. A labor certification and permanent, full-time job offer are required.

Need Help Applying for an EB-3 Visa?

If you want to apply for an EB-3 visa, you must submit an immigration petition with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Unfortunately, understanding the complexity of immigration laws and regulations can be challenging. Thankfully, our team at Akula & Associates P.C. is here to help you achieve your desired outcome. Get our team of skilled and experienced attorneys on your side.

Contact us today at (844) 299-5003 to schedule a consultation!