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EB-3—Third Employment-Based Preference for Skilled Workers

Basic Requirements:

Skilled workers may apply for the third employment-based preference category. However, applicants must have at least two years of experience, training, or education that is directly related to the position being offered. Additionally, the offered position must require applicants to already possess at least two years of experience, training, or education that is relevant to the position.

Application Process:

Before any action may be taken by the applicant for this third employment-based preference category, the petitioning employer must have already secured labor certification (PERM) from the U.S. Department of Labor. Accordingly, there must be a specific job offer to apply for this preference category. Once labor certification has been obtained, the petitioning employer must file for an Immigrant Petition.

Applicants may only file for an adjustment of status or move on with consular processing once a visa becomes numerically available. Due to a significant backlog of applications for this preference category, an individual applicant may end up waiting years for his or her visa to become numerically available. Applicants from most countries often must wait at least seven years to advance with the process; applicants from Mexico, India, and the Philippines often must wait much longer. These wait periods are expected to remain the same in the near future.

Family Members:

The spouse and children of the primary beneficiary may enter and remain in the United States under a derivative status of the EB-3. To be eligible for this derivative status, children may not be married and must be under 21 years old.

Fees:

The Austin immigration attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, charge the following in attorney’s fees for typical cases that are filed in the United States and with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) (please take a moment to read this disclaimer), 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 immigration attorneys possess the experience and the resources to help skilled workers ensure that their application for the third employment-based preference visa. To speak with an immigration attorney in Austin about the particulars of your situation, please call our Austin offices at (512) 323-2333 today or click here to learn more about EB 3 employment visas.

What will I need to do to begin the process?

Information and Documents needed for EB-3 Skilled Workers

Sample Retainer Agreement

What Our Clients Are Saying

Yanitza Gutierrez
Yanitza Gutierrez Jan 30, 2019
5.0

From the start i got told the case was going to be a difficult one and indeed it was. Started in 2012 with DACA and was able to continue renewing DACA, my last renewal was 2019 Jan even though i was fighting to get my Green card not my DACA i still needed something to hack me up incase i got... Read More

kaew kokky
kaew kokky Jan 18, 2019
5.0

He did really great job for me and my husband

June Kim
June Kim Jan 15, 2019
5.0

I don’t know how to thank mr. Jang helping me with my green card! I got attempt to denial notice, and did a paid phone call appointment with mr. Jang. He listened to every detail of my issues, analyzed, and gave me detailed instructions and sent me email with attached documents explaining what I... Read More

Y. Rosa Sung
Y. Rosa Sung Jan 10, 2019
5.0

My employer and I worked with Mr. Jang in obtaining an employment-based visa. During our first meeting over the phone, he was open and honest about strength and weakness of my case. Over the next two months of working with him, Mr. Jang was very responsive and surprised me by always responding to... Read More

Marco Blazquez
Marco Blazquez Dec 05, 2018
5.0

It is my greatest pleasure to give my sincere gratitude to Mr. William Jang and his staff. We received my wife’s and stepson’s ten year green cards today and we could not have done it without the expertise, detail and sympathy of this law firm. Mr Jang and his associates are by far the most... Read More

Huc P.
Huc P. Nov 01, 2018
5.0

Great experience! Immigration processes can be complicated and at times confusing. The Law of Office of William Jang, offered tremendous amounts of information, answered all my questions and if I had any issues or concerns they were very prompt in getting back with me with a clear solution. I will... Read More

Rosario kennedy
Rosario kennedy Oct 16, 2018
5.0

We would like to thank Mr. William for representing us we are highly satisfied with the quality of service and the end results, he and his staff are highly knowledgeable and very professional, we recommend mr. William for you legal representation.

Tyler Hernandez
Tyler Hernandez Oct 09, 2018
5.0

Great service, and always got a prompt answer when I needed it. Highly recommended.

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