EB 3-B Visa

Professionals

Definition:

EB 3-B visa is granted to those professionals who possess at least a bachelor’s degree or a US baccalaureate degree and are active members of a certain profession or industry. This means people actively working in their respective fields and have been offered a full-time job in the United States, are eligible to apply.
All visas require an individual to hold a valid passport. Applicants can include family members when lodging the visa application. The government issued guideline suggests applying for a visa 4-6 months prior to your required presence in Australia. All visa conditions and laws should be complied with.

Who Qualifies?

Foreign nationals or Non-USA citizens who –

  • Are able to demonstrate that they have a US baccalaureate degree, or a recognized equivalent foreign degree and that degree is vital for the entry into their profession
  • Are engaged in a kind of work for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.

 

One Vital Condition

Working professionals need to have the relevant degree as well as relevant experience, these two cannot be a substitute for a baccalaureate degree.

What’s The Benefit of EB 3-B Visa?

  • Professionals get to work in areas where there’s a dearth of qualified people. This gives them an edge to rise in their profession faster in the US.
  • They get to migrate to the US and become eligible to get a green card.
  • Their spouse also becomes eligible to work in the USA after acquiring E34 visa.
  • – Their minor children (under the age of 21) may be admitted as E35.

 

Requirement of Job Offer and Labor Certification

Professionals applying for EB 3-B visa are required to produce the Labor Certification and a permanent full-time job offer. This needs to be approved and individual labor certification from the Department of Labor on Form ETA-9089. However, the filing is usually done by the employers. More information for employers on Labor Certification is here.

 

Who Files For EB 3-B Visa?

Your employer is your petitioner for EB 3-B visa. He or she must file Form I-140 – Petition for Alien Worker. Your employer will need to show evidence of his/her capability of paying you the offered wage. The employer can produce federal income tax return, annual report or audited financial statement for demonstrating this ability, according to the  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.