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What Is An EB-3 Green Card?

Securing a green card grants an individual permanent residency in the United States. Green cards need to be renewed every 10 years. An EB-3 Visa for Skilled Workers, Professionals and Other Workers is an employment-based visa for foreign workers to get hired by a U.S. company, get an EB-3 green card and become a legal permanent residents in the United States. The terms ‘EB-3 visa’ and the ‘EB-3 green card’ are the same thing. Eventually, green card holders may qualify to become U.S. citizens.

3 FAQs About EB-3 Green Cards

1. What are the requirements for an EB-3 green card?

EB-3 green card for Skilled Workers:

  • A minimum of two years experience, education or training for the job requirements
  • Post-secondary education (relevant to the job) can sometimes be substituted for experience

EB-3 for or Professional Workers

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. institution or its equivalency
  • A bachelor’s degree is the typical requirement for entry into the field
  • Education or experience can’t be substituted for a bachelor’s degree

EB-3 green card for Other Workers

  • Demonstration of the ability to undertake unskilled labor that requires less than 24 months of training or experience
  • The occupation can’t be seasonal or temporary

2. Is premium processing available for EB-3 visas?

Yes. For certain EB-3 categories, you may request to expedite your processing time with a special service called premium processing. By completing the I-907 form and paying a  premium process fee, your I-140 petition’s time is shortened.

3. What are the pros and cons of an EB-3 green card?


  • EB-3 green cards typically take longer to get approved than other employment-based green cards.
  • An EB-3 requires a PERM Labor Certification and your employer must post the job to ensure that you are not taking the job of a qualified U.S. worker.


  • An EB-3 green card has the lowest qualifications of employment-based visas.
  • EB-3 visas do not require advanced degrees or extraordinary ability, like other employment-based visas.

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