Ok. In EB-3 category, they need to have a PERM Labor Certification (which takes around 6 to 8 months or more) to prove that they would not be taking away a job from a U.S. worker. Here is a link:
After approval, an I-140 can be filed which takes about 6 months or so unless you do Premium Processing to get a decision within 15 business days. After approval, if a visa number is ***** (right now, it should be), an I-485 can be filed. It may even be able to be filed with the I-140. Once the I-485 is filed, they can also file an I-765 to get a work permit. Once the I-485 is approved, they would get a green card. Here is a link:
The EB-2 also requires a PERM Labor Certification, but it requires a higher level degree. The benefit is that the visa numbers tend to be current in that category because less people apply. Right now there is no wait for a visa number in that category and a one month wait in EB-3 category, but EB-3 tends to change so if it does, it may be awhile before an I-485 can be filed in EB-3, but usually in EB-2 an I-485 can be filed with the I-140. Here is a link to the EB-2:
And finally, there is the EB-1 (multinational manager or executive) which does not require a PERM and an I-140 and I-485 can be filed together, but it requires that the candidate have worked at least 1 year out of the last 3 years for a related company outside of the U.S. Here is a link:
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