Bachelor Degree Professionals, Certain Healthcare, Skilled and Unskilled Workers E-31, E-32
(THIRD EMPLOYMENT PREFERENCE)
There are three distinct groups in this preference category:
- The first is for professionals with bachelor’s degrees in the field of employment but not necessarily any experience.
- The second is for skilled workers, who are capable of performing a job that requires at least two years of experience.
- The third is for unskilled workers who are capable of performing jobs requiring less than two years of experience.
This is a catch-all category which provides immigration opportunities for all foreign nationals who have a permanent job-offer in the U.S. but who do not qualify under any of the other categories. This category requires a permanent job offer and a labor certification or the applicant must document that he or she qualifies for one of the shortage occupations identified by the Department of Labor in a list known as “Schedule A.” Included in these occupations are physical therapists and professional nurses.
All three groups require permanent full-time job offers.