The EB-3 Visa Program was created by Act of Congress in 1990. The primary intent of this employment-based Green Card option is to help U.S. employers find foreign workers who are qualified, available and willing to fill jobs the employers have been unable to fill with U.S. workers from their local job markets. In exchange for receiving and accepting a qualifying job offer from an authorized U.S. employer, the foreign worker and their immediate family members (their spouse and any unmarried children under 21 years of age) will all be able to receive their Green Cards and immigrate on a permanent resident basis to the United States. And after five years of residence here, they will each be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship.
The EB-3 visa for unskilled or entry-level workers is one of three sub-categories found within the third-preference employment-based Green Card option. The “EB” in EB-3 stands for “employment based”. The other two sub-categories within the third-preference option are reserved for use by U.S. employers who are seeking either professional workers or highly skilled workers; but both of these immigrant visa options require much greater effort, time and expense on the part of the employer to obtain approval for from the U.S. Department of Labor, so we do not typically work with employers who are offering jobs in either of these employment categories. A summary of the EB-3 visa program for unskilled or entry-level workers can be found on the USCIS website at this link: USCIS (Employment-Based Visas).
Instead, we have developed relationships with dozens of U.S. employers who are each typically unable to find multiple workers for some of the entry-level or unskilled employment positions available within their respective companies. And as a result, we are able to help the foreign workers we source find job offers in many areas of the United States.
Whether you are already living in the United States as a lawful temporary resident on a non-immigrant visa, such as a student visa, a visitor visa, or otherwise, or if you are currently residing abroad, the EB-3 Visa Program can help you get your Green Card. Other than being generally admissible to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, the only requirement for you to receive your Green Card will be for you to receive and accept an offer of fulltime, permanent employment that you are willing, available and qualified to do from a qualified U.S. employer.
Your sponsoring employer will do most of the work involved in helping you and your family members obtain your Green Cards; your only task will be to find and accept a qualifying job offer from such an employer. Your acceptance of a qualifying job offer will require you to fulfill a long-term employment commitment to the U.S. company that sponsors you; but keep in mind that you will receive your full, unconditional Green Card even before you can actually begin working for them.
As an unconditional Green Card recipient, you will possess all the rights, privileges and responsibilities that are granted to all lawful permanent residents of the United States as soon as you arrive here to begin this new chapter in your life; so as long as you are able to balance your long-term, fulltime employment commitment to your sponsoring U.S. employer with the other aspects of your new life in America – which is known as the Land of Opportunity — then you will be free to engage in any extracurricular pursuits you may desire, such as completing any educational goal you may have, or possibly starting a part-time entrepreneurial endeavor of your own..
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From the data provided by the U.S. Department of State, we know that thousands of qualified offers of employment are made and accepted each year by foreign workers who immigrate here as permanent residents to fill a job position at a U.S. company that has been unable to find a sufficient number of available U.S. workers to meet their staffing requirements.
USICS can help you find such a qualifying job offer from many of the U.S. employers we’re already working with, who are in desperate need of finding additional workers to fill multiple job positions that are currently available at their companies. Contact us today to learn more about the U.S. companies we’re working with, and the job options they need to fill.