Jobs & Visas USA through the EB-3 Permanent Employment Program following US Department of Labor (DOL.gov) and Immigration (USCIS.gov) rules is an interesting tool to guide and direct INTERNATIONAL JOB SEEKERS to be presented (Referral)  to US employers recruiters and/or HR department who are looking for PERMANENT workforce to complete their staff.


Who is eligible?

Approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas (divided into five preference categories – EB-1 through EB-5) are available each fiscal year for aliens (and their qualifying spouses and children) who seek to immigrate permanently to the United States based on ability, occupation, education, skills, special circumstances, or investment in the United States.

For the first two employment-based immigrant visa categories (EB-2 and EB-3), if an individual has the right combination of skills, education, and/or work experience and is otherwise eligible and admissible to the United States, he or she may be able to live permanently in the United States.

Since each category of Employment-Based (EB) Immigrant Visas have different requirements, please refer to the eligibility requirements found on each separate page, prior to filing a petition:


Education Level: UNSKILLED Does not require minimum education and less than 2 years of experience in the position for which the employee is being hired. For SKILLED minimum of 2 years experience or 2 years technical courses, and the PROFESSIONAL BA minimum and 5 years of experience in the field and member of its organization of the class

English level: Depends on job requirement and on each employer. Important: English is essential for US migration, intermediate level or conversational is ideal, even when not required by the employer from the Department of Labor and Immigration (DOL and USCIS). The waiting time for the process, it is interesting to invest in this point and satisfy the requirments.

Salary:Average salaries vary by job function and requirement. The employer process requires the Prevailing Wage Determination (PWD) at the Department of Employment (DOL). The PWD is the determination of the amount of the minimum wage to be paid to the worker in that position, and the employer may pay a higher wage if he wishes.

Salary payment method: Weekly; Biweekly or Monthly. Depending on the rule of each US state or each employee and their HR.

Job Description: Each occupation has its own standard description (Standard Occupational Classification - SOC), and the employer may add activities to which they will be engaged. Remembering that the standard description with activities added by the employee to the job goes through the Department of Labor (DOL) to determine the minimum wage of the job.

Process Time: After an employer offers an official job offer to the applicant and agrees to be a sponsor for the work visa, Jobs & Visas USA present your interest to participate to employer/sponsors and or their recruiter/agent company partners for initiation consultancy via phone or in person  to handle your process.

Permanent Residence: Obtaining permanent residence (Green Card) is a separate multi-step process and depends on the requested immigration office, the process itself and other factors. If the applicant is in the US as a student, there is a possibility that the international applicant start working at the company by adjusting status and receiving work certification and then awaiting your permanent residence (each case is assessed individually and in detail). 7-10 months.

Labor Process (Employer): The process for employer certification to hire foreign workers is the employer's responsibility. To be able to start recruiting and offering jobs to workers takes on average 180 days (6 months), each case is a case. It should be clear to the applicant that the process must follow protocols for both employer and worker and that each process is unique and individually analyzed.

Costs for the EB-3 Employment Program: Currently the amounts for the investment by the international applicant for their Green Card through the EB-3 Permanent Employment program are between $12,000 and  $15,000 depending on forms of payments, 

Airfare, Relocation and Housing: Various companies with the help of its partners in various states will help the applicant differently on your arrival in the USA. Indicating better values for national (US) and international tickets, real estate, car shops, schools for dependents, assisting and helping the applicant to settle in comfort and that meets their needs. All services and provided by partners are their responsibility, we only indicate the services to facilitate installation, and the costs are the responsibility of the applicant.

Medical Exams: All medical examinations requested during the process are the responsibility of the worker as well as the costs.
Valuation partners in the USA :  Gateway Immigration (USA).

Contract time with the Employer: The program is permanent employment, but the contract time depends on each employer on your job offer. Each employer determines in his job offer a minimum contract period that the employee must work for his company, which usually ranges from 1 to 5 years.


U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States – either U.S. citizens, or foreign citizens who have the necessary authorization. This diverse workforce contributes greatly to the vibrancy and strength of our economy, but that same strength also attracts unauthorized employment. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.