Code to Citizenship: A Software Developer’s EB-3 Visa Success Story

Highly skilled foreign professionals can find tremendous success in the United States. Often the challenge is presenting the necessary evidence to demonstrate their case to immigration officials. Learn how we helped our client, get approved for the EB-3 visa as an Application Software Developer. 


The EB-3 visa is designed to attract foreign workers to the United States. It is suitable for professionals, skilled workers, and unskilled workers. Compared to similar visas, such as the EB-1 and EB-2 visas, the EB-3 visa offers a more accessible option for individuals who may not have advanced degrees or extraordinary abilities. While the EB-1 visa caters to individuals with exceptional talents in their fields, and the EB-2 visa is for professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities, the EB-3 visa acknowledges the importance of skilled workers in various industries. It recognizes that the contributions of professionals, skilled workers, and unskilled workers are vital to the growth and development of the U.S. economy, offering them a chance to obtain permanent residency and pursue their careers in the United States.

The Case

Our client was going to be working as an Application Software Developer under Computer Software Development services. However, there was an issue with our client’s previous areas of employment as USCIS sent a Request for Evidence (RFE) claiming that it wasn’t acceptable as one of the alternate occupations to the job offered in the U.S. Our firm needed to explain how our client’s history and experience within web programming applied to his new job in Computer Software Development services. We noted that developers and software engineers were also programmers, as they had similar job responsibilities of software design, development, research, maintenance, etc.

The titles of a software developer, engineer, developer and programmer could all potentially refer to the same job. 

With an EB-3 visa, you need to be a skilled worker, professional other worker. In our client’s case, he held a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, and had over 24 months of experience in the field. He was qualified as a skilled worker. 

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The Verdict

Upon our submission of the RFE response, our client’s EB3 was approved! 

Another VisaNation Law Group Success Story

Our team was thrilled to help this client obtain his approval despite all the challenges! Regardless of what career path you’ve chosen, the key to successfully getting visa approval is to gather the appropriate evidence and present your case in the best light. Let the lawyers at VisaNation Law Group take care of the complex tasks while you focus on your work in the U.S. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.