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What to do about the backlog in EB-2 and EB-3 processing?

If you are in the process of applying for an EB-2 or EB-3 visa, you have probably heard about the problem of backlog in processing these visas.

This is a challenge that future immigrants have been facing. However, understanding what is happening and knowing how to deal with the situation is very important to keep your expectations realistic and find ways to move forward.

What is the backlog and what are its main causes?

The backlog in the context of EB-2 and EB-3 visas refers to the accumulation of pending processing requests.

This occurs when the number of applications received exceeds the processing capacity of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and other responsible agencies, resulting in significant delays.

In practice, it is a waiting line that grows as more people apply for visas without previous applications being processed.

This problem can have different reasons:

  • increased demand for visas;

  • annual visa issuance limitations;

  • impacts of the pandemic and other administrative issues.

What to do about this situation?

The best strategy to deal with the situation is to file your petition as early as possible.

The sooner your application is submitted, the sooner you will have your priority date, which guarantees your place in line and minimizes waiting time.

Additionally, it is extremely important to have the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer.

Only a lawyer can offer specialized guidance, help ensure that all documents are correct and complete, and monitor USCIS updates so that you are always informed about the status of your case.

Here at Murtaz Law, our goal is to prepare your petition completely, with compelling arguments and evidence, always providing the necessary guidance so that you go through the entire process smoothly and consciously.

With over 13 years of experience and a 99.5% approval rate, we are committed to preparing and filing petitions with true chances of approval.

If you have the dream of obtaining your Green Card, please click on this link and send us a message. We will - for free - analyze your resume, your situation, and your chances of legally migrating to the USA.

About Murtaz Law

With more than a decade of experience, we take pride in guiding families and individuals on their journey to legally immigrate to the USA, whether temporarily or permanently.


Our success story spans a variety of cases, including temporary immigration, family reunification, naturalization, and especially, work visas like the EB2-NIW, which leads to the Green Card. Over the years, we have built a solid reputation and become a reference for skilled professionals, artists, and elite athletes who wish to expand their careers or undertake ventures in the USA.


Our 99.5% approval rate in cases demonstrates our commitment to a personalized approach, combining ethics, creativity, and deep knowledge of the laws and economic issues. We recognize that each client has a unique story and work side by side, individually, to create tailored strategies that achieve the desired outcomes. We take the importance of our work in our clients' lives seriously. Your future deserves a unique strategy, and we at Murtaz Law have the experience and expertise to meet your immigration needs.

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