Professionals are part of the third preference employment-based immigrant visa category (EB-3), which is a path to residency in the United States.  The EB-3 category is comprised of Professionals, Skilled Workers, and Unskilled/Other Workers.  A job offer and PERM labor certification is required for the EB-3, Professionals category.

Professionals refer to individuals who possess a bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent that is required for the position and are members of the professions.   

A credential evaluation can be obtained to determine if a foreign degree is equivalent to a U.S. degree.  However, a degree equivalency for an EB-3 professional (as opposed to EB-3 skilled worker) can only be based on an evaluation of education.  It cannot be based on a combination of education and experience or upon years of experience alone.

Please contact Wilson Law Group to schedule a consultation for an evaluation of your company's interest in employing a prospective employee.