EB-3 Visa Law and Legal Definition

This classification is for professionals with at least a Bachelors Degree; foreign nationals who have two years of experience as skilled workers; or unskilled workers who perform labor for which the United States do not have qualified workers.

The various categories under the EB-3 Employment based immigrant visa are:

EB-3(A): This category is for ‘professional workers’ with a U.S. bachelor's or foreign equivalent degree and with a job offer from a U.S. company.

EB-3(B): This category is for ‘skilled workers’ for positions which require at least two years of training or experience and with a job offer from a U.S. company.

EB-3(C): This category is for ‘unskilled workers’ for positions that require less than two years training or experience and with a job offer from a U.S. company.

All petitions filed in the EB-3 category require a permanent, full-time job offer and a labor certification. Each year the third preference is allotted about 40,000 visas in addition to any that remain from the first and second preference categories. Eligibility requirements for the EB-3 classification are less stringent than the EB-1 and EB-2 classifications.