I have been researching for applying for GC through EB-3 visa category. I have a unique series of questions if anyone has gone through that scenario. Any help will be appreciated.
I have a bachelor degree from U.S.
My initial OPT started from June 2014 and ended June 2015.
17-month extension started from June 2015 and ended November 2016.
In TPS Status currently (Had TPS as well as OPT previously)
I was working for a consulting company from June 2014 till March 2015 (Company was about to be sold to vendor company but the deal didn't go through).
My consulting company was shut down.
I started working for Vendor company directly from April 2015 until June 2015. (same client)
I was unemployed from July 2015 until December 2015.(6 months)
I started working from Jan 2016 and currently working for a new consulting company. My new consulting company is ready to sponsor me for GC and asked me to gather Experience Letters from the previous employer.
There are three categories under EB-3 visa. Which one applies to my condition? out of the two:
1.) Skilled Workers
a.) If I applied through a Professional category. How many years of experience do I need to show?
b.) I have a gap of employment for 6 months. How will that affect my application?
c.) My previous consulting company is closed. Can my vendor company give me a letter stating I was sub-contracting with them through my previous consulting company mentioning my job duties from June 2014 till march 2015?
d.) My vendor company is ready to give me experience letter for 3 months, From April 2015 till June 2015 as well.
My total experience will be little over two years if I get that letter from vendor company.
How complicated will be my application if I apply for PERM process? Does anyone have any suggestions for preparing documents for this condition?
I know I will have to talk to a lawyer for all the details but just trying to get as much as from people who has been through this situation.
Any response will be appreciated.