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STEP 1

About 1-2 Weeks

CONTRACT FOR EB-3 PROGRAM

Contract with us and immigration law firm for the EB-3 program. Submit an application, collect the required documents to qualify as an applicant or as an employer.

STEP 2 

About 3-4  Months

PREVAILING WAGE PROCESS

Complete the prevailing wage process to determine what wage you will be receiving according to the employer/sponsor.

* Step 2 are for the employers

STEP 3

About 4 Months

PERM / FOR LABOR CERTIFICATION (LC)

Complete the application process for Labor Certificate (LC) from US Department of Labor (DOL). If your PERM is selected a random audit RFD, our legal team will prepare the audit response within 30 days.

STEP 4

About 7+ Months

I-140 IMMIGRANT PETITION 

USCIS to classify an alien as someone who is eligible for an immigrant visa based on employment. Upon LC approval, there are two options

for the I-140 application:
1. Basic processing: waiting time for an answer from USCIS takes

about 7+ months
2. Premium processing: Waiting time is 2 weeks with additional

USCIS fee.

STEP 5

About 7+ Months

I-485 ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS /AOS

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves for further process to National Visa Center (NVC). If Visa date of filing is current, you can process I-485 with I-140 to saving time.

STEP 6

About 2+ Months

I-765 FOR EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

Other aliens whose immigration status authorizes them to work in the United States without restrictions may also use Form I-765 to apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an EAD that shows such authorization. When you received EAD card, you can start working with your employer even before you receive your green card.

STEP 7

About 1+ Month

BEGIN TO WORK WITH EAD CARD

Move to where the employer is located to start working

1. Find a place to stay or live

2. Apply Social Security Card

3. Get a driver's license

STEP 8

About 1+ Month

FINGERPRINT 

Go to the fingerprinting location of the nearest USCIS-authorized fingerprint site with required documents.

STEP 9

About 1+ Month

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS (AOS) INTERVIEW

Appointment notice (I-797C, Notice of Action) for your I-485 interview.​

And prepare check list for the AOS Interview in Local US State Department USCIS office.

STEP 10

About 1+ Month

USCIS APPROVAL

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) approves for further process to National Visa Center (NVC).

STEP 11

About 1+ Months

GREEN CARD PICK UP

A Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) will be issued and delivered to the employer and they will notify the applicant to pick up at the employer's H.R. office.  This Green Card will be used as proof that they are authorized to live and work in the United States.

How EB-3 Processed?

What is EB-3 Immigrant Visa Program?

To satisfy the labor market demand for unskilled workers in the United States (US), the US government offers an opportunity for eligible applicants to work and immigrate to the USA under the EB-3 Immigrant Visa Program.

Applicants can include their spouse as well as any children they have below the age of 21 in their EB3 application. One primary applicant can obtain a green card for every member of his/her family.

You may be eligible for this immigrant visa preference category if you are a professional, a skilled worker, or a worker falling under the “other worker” sub-category.

  1. “Professionals” are persons whose job requires at least a U.S. baccalaureate degree or a foreign equivalent and are a member of the professions.

  2. “Skilled workers” are persons whose job requires a minimum of 2 years of training or work experience. The work cannot be of a temporary or seasonal nature.

  3. The “other workers” subcategory is for persons performing unskilled labor requiring less than 2 years training or experience. The work cannot be of a temporary or seasonal nature.

Most Popular EB3 Sub-categories

Because the most popular EB3 Sub-categories is Unskilled Workers (Other Workers), we have a variety of employers available who are willing to provide you with a full-time job.

Sub-categories 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 and which qualified workers are not available in the United States. 

Certification: Labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer required.

Note: While eligibility requirements for the third preference classification are less stringent, you should be aware that a long backlog exists for visas in the “other workers” category. See the “Department of State: Visa Bulletin” page.

U.S. Department of Labor – Labor Certification

Third preference petitions must generally be accompanied by an approved, individual labor certification from the Department of Labor on Form ETA-9089. In some cases, the petition may be submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) with an uncertified ETA-9089 for consideration as Schedule A, Group I. For more information, see the “Department of Labor: Foreign Labor Certification” page.

Family of EB-3 Visa Holders

Your spouse may be admitted to the United States in E34 (spouse of a “skilled worker” or “professional”) or EW4 (spouse of an “other worker”). During the process where you and your spouse are applying for permanent resident status (status as a green card holder), your spouse is eligible to file for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Your minor children (under the age of 21) may be admitted as E35 (child of a “skilled worker” or “professional”) or EW5 (child of an “other worker”).

Most Popular EB3 Sub-categories

Unskilled Workers (Other Workers). We have employers available who are willing to provide you a full-time job offer.

EB-3 Requirements

  • No asset required

  • No education required

  • No work experience required

  • No language skills required

  • No Criminal Record

  • Good health

Initial Documents Requirements

1. Principal Applicant Documents for Initial Application

  • Passport copy: identification page and all pages with stamps or any writing OR Copy of Principal Applicant’s Identity Card (both sides and with English translation)

  • Copy of Clean Drug Screening for as many of the following drugs as possible: Amphetamine, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Methadone, Morphine, Phencyclidine, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)

  • Copy of Criminal Record Clearance

  • Copy of completed US EB-3 Immigration Application Form with signed Appendix and Affidavit

  • Copy of all current and previous U.S. visas (if any)

  • All previous US Government approval or denial notices for any U.S. status application (if any)

  • Copy of Criminal Record Clearance for all family member who are over the age of 18

2. Interview Documents

  • Principal Applicant and all family member’s Passport (Valid for more than six months)

  • Original Copy of Principal Applicant and all family member’s Birth Certificate

  • Original Copy of Principal Applicant’s Marriage/Divorce/Single Certificate

  • Original Copy of Criminal Record Clearance for Principal Applicant and all family member who are over the age of 16

  • DS-260 Submission Confirmation Letter

Useful Website Links 

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