EMPLOYMENT THIRD PREFERENCE (EB-3)
Professionals, Skilled Workers or Unskilled Workers
Third-preference visa category is suitable for professional workers (no advanced degree), skilled and unskilled workers who have secured a permanent, full time job offer from a U.S. employer and have met all labor certification requirements.
Professional workers subcategory is a rather broad subcategory, generally defined by USCIS as persons with a college degree who have gained some professional experience in their field of expertise. It is important to note that a job offered to a foreign professional worker by a U.S. employer must require a bachelor’s degree.
Skilled workers subcategory includes foreign nationals without a college degree who have obtained at least two years of training or experience. Relevant postsecondary training can be counted as training.
Unskilled workers subcategory includes foreign nationals without a college degree and less than two years of training or professional experience, but who meet all qualifications and requirements set forth by the U.S. employer for the position they are looking to fill.