EB-3C Unskilled Workers (Other Workers)

EB-3C, Unskilled Workers (other workers) refer to aliens who are capable of performing unskilled labor which requires less than 2 years training or experience. The major distinction among professionals, skilled worker and unskilled worker is that among the 40,000 visa numbers allocated annually to EB-3 preference, only 10,000 is allocated to unskilled worker. Therefore, the EB-3C unskilled workers may have to wait for many years before the visa number is available.


Basic Requirements

  • You must be capable, at the time the petition is filed on your behalf, of performing unskilled labor (requiring less than 2 years training or experience), that is not of a temporary or seasonal nature, for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.


Labor Certification (LC):  Labor certification and a permanent, full-time job offer required.


Application Process

Your employer (petitioner) must file a Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker. As part of the application process, your employer must be able to demonstrate an ability to pay the offered wage as of your visa priority date. Your employer may use an annual report, federal income tax return, or audited financial statement to demonstrate an ability to pay your wage.