Employers – Benefits of the EB-3 Visa program

What is the EB-3 Visa Program?

The EB-3 Visa Program is for employers who have year-round operations and anticipate a shortage of qualified U.S. workers for permanent, nonseasonal, full-time positions.

Many employers are facing a chronic shortage of unskilled workers.

In many cases, it is forcing the closing of locations and/or the reduction of hours.

This program allows U.S. employers to file employment-based green cards for prospective employees.

The EB-3 program was established with the Immigration and Nationalization Act of 1990.

These employment-based visas are permanent, and they are designed to assist U.S. businesses to recruit and retain permanent foreign national workers.

The EB-3 Visa provides your employee with permanent resident status which is good for 10 years and is renewable.

All EB-3 visas include the option for the applicants to bring his or her spouse and dependent children under 21.

How long does it take?

The first workers will take 18-24 months to arrive.

Subsequent workers will take 11-15 months to arrive.

As our client, our team will work with you to ensure that you always have a steady, predictable flow of employees, allowing you to maintain and grow your business.

How much does it cost?

The employer’s financial obligation is to pay for the PERM advertising fee.

Advertising Fee:

The regulations require that the position be advertised to U.S. Workers.

The advertising fee ranges from $400 to $1,200. This is a flat fee per job profile regardless of how many workers you are requesting for that position.

In The News

Many employers do not know if they qualify to sponsor and employ EB-3 workers, and so we help determine if they qualify and, if so, how many workers they are eligible to sponsor. Rather than offering a raise or free meals, with little more than a hope and a prayer it will work, we help employers utilize the EB-3 program, which can lead to a stream of qualified, enthusiastic, grateful and motivated employees within 18-24 months.

“It’s devastating and it’s going to take a lot of money and a lot of workers over months and years to get things back to liveable in a lot of places,” said Dorer.

Dorer is also the CEO of EB3.Work and Immigration Office Solutions, he connects immigrants with industries struggling to fill open positions.

USCIS is also seeking ways to address a backlog of roughly 1.5 million work permit applications. House and Senate Democrats have proposed bills to reduce the employment-based backlogs, but there does not seem to be enough Republican support to bring them across the finish line, said John

Dorer, president of Immigration Office Solutions and CEO of eb3.work, a New York-based platform that connects employers with foreign nationals seeking to work legally in the U.S.

“We get a lot of calls from QSRs, quick service restaurants, which are fast food like McDonald’s or other franchises like that and restaurant groups. They’re concerned because, number one, they need to be able to stay open and number one. two, they want to be able to expand and they can only do that if they have enough workers”, John Dorer,

CEO of eb3.work and Immigration Office Solutions.

A similar program exists, the EB-3 permanent worker program, allowing employers to sponsor workers for permanent positions. By providing long-term qualified workers, the EB-3 green card program can help many restaurants overcome the labor shortage long prevalent throughout the industry.

These programs do not get much coverage. Businesses using them get a leg up on competitors, so surely will not advertise the benefits. However, especially in areas of the country experiencing rapid growth and expansion, there are simply not enough employees available to keep up. By connecting with employees abroad, companies can go a long way towards overcoming that employment gap.


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