Can a foreign Nanny apply for an employment-based immigrant visa?

Yes, an employer can now apply to sponsor an alien as a Nanny or Nanny/Household Manager, under the EB3 employment-based immigrant visa.

The new PERM regime now classifies the occupation of �Nanny� as a �Skilled Worker� instead of the previous classification of �Other Worker.� The newly defined classification, gives way for favorable treatment by the USCIS as the Specific Vocational Preparation (SVP) range for the occupation of Nanny is now 6.0<7.0. This means this occupation now requires training in vocation schools, relevant work experience, and/or an associates� degree under PERM. Some positions may even require a bachelor�s degree. A Nanny�s duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

High demand in the EB-3 category has caused a backlog of applications and potentially long waits for green cards.
extracted from: Siskind Susser Bland

How Can A Nanny Obtain An EB-3 Visa?

If you want to enter the U.S. as an EB-3 worker, you must go through the following multi-step process:

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