The EB-3 category includes:
1. Skilled workers: Qualified immigrants who are capable, at the time of petitioning of performing skilled labor (requiring at least 2 years training or experience), not of a temporary or seasonal nature, for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.
2. Professionals: Qualified immigrants who hold baccalaureate degrees and who are members of the professions (e.g., include architects, engineers, lawyers, physicians, surgeons, and teachers in elementary or secondary schools, colleges, academies, or seminaries).
3. Other workers: Other qualified immigrants who are capable, at the time of petitioning of performing unskilled labor, not of a temporary or seasonal nature, for which qualified workers are not available in the United States. 8 C.F.R. § 204.5(l)(2).
An alien can not qualify as a professional based upon experience in this category. Additionally, a labor certification is required for all subcategories of the EB-3 category. There is an exception to the labor certification requirement if the occupation is on the Department of Labor’s Schedule A, a list of occupations for which the Department of labor has determined there are not sufficient United States workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available.
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