Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is BDV Solutions? What services to BDV Solutions provide?

a. BDV Solutions, LLC, of Greenville, South Carolina, is an employment-based immigration consulting firm that connects employers seeking workers with potential immigrants. We assist and consult employers and foreign nationals through the process of obtaining the EB-3 unskilled visa.

2. What is the EB3 Unskilled Visa?

a. A foreign national can obtain the EB-3 Unskilled Visa by either (1) adjusting their status in the United States from a student visa or other type of visa to the EB-3 Visa or (2) applying overseas to be interviewed at a local U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Check out our extensive videos that explain the process by creating a free account.

3. How can I get in contact with you?

a. Sign up for free and send us a message.

4. Can I change my nonimmigrant visa status to EB3 visa?

a. Yes. You can determine your eligibility by signing up for free. We can help F-1, F-2, E-2, H1B, H4, L, J, M, B visa holders and more.

5. Can I apply on Asylum?

a. This is a complicated situation. Please create a free account on our website and message our team for questions regarding asylum. We strongly encourage that you consult with your asylum attorney before making any decisions regarding doing the EB-3 process.

6. Can I apply on TPS?

a. Yes, those who have TPS status who entered the country authorized (via a visa for example) can adjust status. TPS is a temporary immigration status provided to nationals of certain countries experiencing problems. If a foreign national entered the country with a visa or “with inspection” and then received TPS, they may adjust their status (“AOS”).

7. How long does the process take?

a. The immigration system and process are complex and constantly changing. Therefore, there is no set time frame for when or if an individual may receive their visa. There are several steps in the process for obtaining the EB-3 unskilled visa.

b. Check out our explanatory videos on your free account that gives more insights into the entire process and how long it may take.

8. Who can apply? Am I eligible?

a. The only requirements for the EB-3 unskilled visa are a labor certification and that the job offer be full-time. If you are willing and able to perform the job being offered and the employer can show no American worker wants to do that job, then you meet the qualifications for the visa, notwithstanding certain criminal background(s) or the like. Your degree or prior job – whether as a doctor, lawyer, or scientist – is not materially relevant to your visa approval.

9. Do you offer refunds?

a. BDV Solutions, LLC has a strict No Refund Policy. Any payments to BDV Solutions LLC are for services already rendered as per the Terms and Conditions of the placement contract. Each foreign national, when they sign their contract, agrees that he or she understands that all payments are for services that were already rendered.

10. How should I prepare for my visa interview?

a. Argo Visa is our visa interview preparation partner. They are a company of former U.S. Visa Officers who provide consultations to those preparing for their visa interview. BDV Solutions offers a free Argo consultation to all of our clients.

11. Are you attorneys? Is BDV Solutions a law firm?

a. No, BDV Solutions is not a law firm, does not provide legal advice and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.  If you have legal questions, please consult an immigration attorney.

12. Why doesn’t BDV Solutions find employers for Chinese and Indian nationals?

a. Under American immigration laws, the number of permanent residences or “Green Cards” that can be issued is limited to only 140,000 per year for employment-based cases. However, millions of people apply for Green Cards. Because of this, a queue or backlog for visas has been growing each year of immigrant visa applicants. Only a certain number of the 140,000 per year is allocated for each country and each visa category. In order to file for a green card application and a work permit, the foreign national’s country must not be in the backlog. China and India have significant backlogs because of the size of the pool of people who have applied for immigrant visas.

b. Thus, any Chinese or Indian national would need to wait many years before they could start working at a company and the employers who work with BDV generally cannot wait that long to receive workers. Therefore, regrettably, BDV Solutions cannot assist foreign nationals from these countries.

13. Does BDV Solutions accept clients on a B visa?

a. Yes. This is a complicated process, so please check out our blog on the topic here.

BDV Solutions is not a Law Firm, does not provide legal advice, and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. This FAQ was drafted by attorneys from the law offices of Cooper Richardson, PA. Use of this FAQ does not create an attorney-client relationship. Your communication with BDV Solutions and/or Cooper Richardson, PA does not create an attorney-client relationship. Your communications with either entity in relation to this FAQ are not protected by attorney-client privilege.

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