EB-3 Employment Immigration Visa Attorneys for Everett, WA (Snohomish Co.) & Seattle (King Co.) Areas
The EB-3 visa allows qualifying foreign workers to immigrate to the United States as permanent residents and often, eventually, become US citizens. To qualify, the foreign worker needs a) a job offer in the United States, b) a labor certificate, and c) a college degree or some work experience related to the US job offer.
Typically successful EB-3 visa applicants have at least a bachelors degree or greater than two-years experience in their field of expertise. However, a subcategory of EB-3 visas applies even to uneducated workers with less than two-years’ experience.
Obtaining a labor certificate can be one of the highest hurdles for a EB-3 applicant. The intending US employer must apply for the labor certificate on the immigrant’s behalf, and the US government must be satisfied that the immigrant is both needed and not a threat to salaries or work conditions in the United States. Stated in legalistic terms,
The US Department of Labor will issue a labor certificate to an employer only if there are no US workers able, willing, qualified, and available to accept the given job at prevailing wage for the given geographic area and occupation, and the foreign worker will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed US workers.
The EB-3 visa compares closely to the EB-2 visa, though each has its advantages. Namely the EB-3 visa qualifications are lower, but the availability of EB-2 visa numbers can be much less limited.
We invite you to explore this website to learn more about the many immigration-related visa opportunities in the United States. We also encourage you to contact us at Genesis Law Firm to speak with a knowledgeable US immigration attorney. The lawyers at Genesis generally come from better academic backgrounds and produce better quality work than many competing law firms, and cost-saving technologies allow Genesis to do it for less.
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