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EB-3—Third Employment-Based Preference for Professionals

Basic Requirements:

This third preference category for employment-based visas (green cards) is available to foreign professionals who hold a degree that is or is the foreign equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree. This educational requirement may not be substituted with comparable experience. As such, the position that the applicant is seeking must be considered a professional occupation and, thereby, must require at least a bachelor’s degree to be considered for the position.

Application Process:

Before an applicant may be considered for this preference category, the employer offering the position must have already obtained labor certification (PERM) through the U.S. Department of Labor. Once that has been secured by the employer, the employer must have already offered a specific job offer to the applicant and file for an immigrant petition on behalf of the applicant.

Applicants must wait until visas become numerically available before they can file for an adjustment of status or continue with consular processing. Since there are consistently high backlogs of applicants waiting for their visa to become numerically available, the wait for this visa status may take a number of years. Though this process may take seven or more years to complete for people from most countries, individuals from Mexico, India, and the Philippines are likely to wait even longer. Unfortunately, the unavailability of this visa is likely to continue for some time.

Family Members:

Under the derivative status of this preference category, the spouse and children of the primary beneficiary may obtain green cards to accompany him or her into the United States. To be eligible for this derivative status, children must be under the age of 21 and unmarried.

Fees:

The Austin immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, charge the following in attorney’s fees when filing a typical application from within the United States and with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (please look over our disclaimer on this page), along with the filing fees that are currently charged by the USCIS:

Step 1—Labor Certification

  • $3,000 to cover attorney’s fees
  • The cost to advertise this position (this is variable)

Step 2—Permanent Residency Petition

  • $3,000 to cover attorney’s fees for the main beneficiary
  • $700 to cover the filing fee for the main petition with the USCIS

Step 3—Adjustment of Status

  • $2,000 to cover attorney’s fees for the main beneficiary (including his or her immediate family)
  • $1,225 USCIS fee each person, (or $750 for each person under the age of 14)

Experience:

At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, our Austin professional EB-3 attorneys are prepared to help you work through every aspect of your application and petition under this employment-based preference. To speak with an attorney in Austin about the particulars of your circumstances, please call our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333 today.

What will I need to begin the process?

Information and Documents needed for EB-3 Professionals

Sample Retainer Agreement

What Our Clients Are Saying

Ai Komura
Ai Komura Dec 04, 2019
5.0

Mr. Jang is the best immigration lawyer. My husband and I needed someone who is a professional for green card. My husband's friend, who was the same process, recommended him to us. I had a student visa at that moment and had J1 visa before. I was curious if I should stay at the school until I get... Read More

Rachel Murphy
Rachel Murphy Nov 17, 2019
5.0

Highly recommend Mr Jang and his team for immigration/visa cases. They are thoughtful, professional and very helpful.

Andrew Lai
Andrew Lai Sep 21, 2019
5.0

I am thankful for the H1B application service provided by Mr. Jang’s law firm. During my H1B approval process, Mr. Jang provided very instructive opinion, wrote informed and precise response, and kept me posted on my application status in a timely manner. Mr. Jang is a very professional and... Read More

Jaime Jaimes
Jaime Jaimes Sep 12, 2019
5.0

Excellent service & professional knowledge Will definitely recommend

Anayeli Medrano
Anayeli Medrano Aug 07, 2019
5.0

Very pleased and satisfied with Mr. Jang. He offered affordable and fair rates for my immigration case. The staff kept all my personal information up to date and well organized. I recommend Mr. William Jang to any one in need of an immigration lawyer .

Robert Scalise
Robert Scalise Jun 03, 2019
5.0

When my wife was denied her visa I didn't have time to commit to several consultations. I researched local immigration lawyers and placed my bet on Mr. Jang and his staff. I could not have made a better decision. Every step of the way Mr. Jang went out of his way to ensure that he was delivering... Read More

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