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EB-2 / EB-3

Employment-Based Permanent Residence Petitions 
EB-2 and EB-3 are employment-based permanent residence petitions. As with family-based immigration, the United States Congress has designated those employment-based groups to which it gives preference in immigrating to the US. All employment-based groups are subject to an overall numerical limitation. There are five employment-based preferences.

Second Employment-Based Preference (EB-2) 
EB-2 Covers:

  1. Aliens of “exceptional ability” in the sciences, arts, or business; and
  2. Advanced-degree professionals.

Second Employment-Based Preference (EB-2) 
EB-3 Covers:

  1. Professionals with bachelor’s degrees not qualifying for EB-2;
  2. Skilled workers (filling positions requiring at least two years of training and experience; and
  3. Unskilled workers.

A labor certification and an offer of employment are required.