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EB-3 Third Preference – Employment Based Immigration Professional

Basic Requirements:

Third Preference Employment Based Immigration EB3 (Green Card) is available for Professionals who hold at least a bachelor’s degree. The rules require that the alien actually hold a U.S. bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent. Unlike in other situations, equivalent experience cannot be used to meet this requirement. The occupation must be a professional occupation and must require at least a bachelor’s degree.

Application Process:

This employment based preference category requires that the employer first obtain Labor Certification (PERM) from the Department of Labor. A specific job offer is also required in the Third Preference Employment Based category. In addition after receiving Labor Certification, the Petitioner (Employer) must file for an Immigrant Petition. Individuals are allowed to file for adjustment of status or proceed with consular processing only when their visas become numerically available. Unfortunately due to significant backlogs, individuals in this preference category must typically wait many years for their visas to become available. Professionals from most countries typically have to wait seven years or more. Individuals from India, Mexico, and Philippines have to wait even longer. The immediate un-availability of this category will likely to continue for individuals.

Family Members:

Spouse and children (under 21 and not married) are eligible to obtain green cards as a derivatives if accompanying the main beneficiary.


The following is the attorney’s fee that the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC charges for a typical case of this type when filed in the United States at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) (please read the disclaimer on this page) and the filing fee currently charged by US Citizenship and Immigration Service (US CIS):

Step 1: Labor Certification

  • $3,000.00 attorney’s fees
  • Cost of advertising the position (varies)

Step 2: Permanent Residency Petition

  • $2,000.00 attorney’s fees
  • $ 580.00 US CIS filing fee for the main petition

Step 3: Adjustment of Status

  • $3,000.00 attorney’s fees for the principal beneficiary and his/her immediate family
  • $ 1,070.00 for each person ($635.00 for each person under 14 years of age)


The Law Office of William Jang, PLLC has extensive experience representing individuals in the Third Employment Based Category obtain green cards. Please see a sample of approved cases.

What do we need to get started?

Information and Documents needed for EB-3 Professionals

Sample Retainer Agreement

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