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EB-2 and EB-3 Visa Requirements

Obtaining an EB-2 or EB-3 Visa

EB-2 – Advanced Degrees and Exceptional Ability

  1. Members of Professions with Advanced Degrees (Masters, Doctorate) or the equivalent.
  2. Persons of Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts, or Business needed in the U.S. for that ability:
    • Expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, art or business as demonstrated by specific documentation.
    • Must demonstrate a prospective benefit to the US.

A job offer and a labor certification are required. However, if USCIS waives the job offer in the national interest, no labor certification is required. Additionally, should the position fall under a special category (“ Schedule A”) then no labor certification is required. The Department of Labor defines positions that fall under Schedule A such as physical therapists, professional nurses, and foreign nationals with exceptional abilities in the sciences and arts. The employer usually must demonstrate its ability to pay the offered wages.

EB-3 – Professionals and Skilled Workers

  1. Professionals (positions requiring at least a baccalaureate degree)
  2. Skilled Workers (positions requiring at least 2 years training or experience)
  3. Other Workers (positions requiring less than 2 years experience)

A job offer and a labor certification are required.

To read about clients who we have helped in these matters, please visit our testimonials page.

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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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