EB-2 immigrant visa is usually granted to individuals who has “exceptional ability,” or hold “advanced degree or its equivalent,” along with foreign labor certification from the department of labor.
Under this category, the petitioner needs to show that the beneficiary has exceptional ability in the field of science, arts, or business. Individuals with exceptional ability need to rise significantly above the common group belonging to field of science, arts, or business. The beneficiary has to satisfy at-least three (3) of six (6) criteria listed below:
1. Official academic record showing that you have a degree, diploma, certificate, or similar award from a college, university, school, or other institution of learning relating to your area of exceptional ability.
2. Letters documenting at least 10 years of full-time experience in your occupation.
3. A license to practice your profession or certification for your profession or occupation.
4. Evidence that you have commanded a salary or other remuneration for services that demonstrates your exceptional ability.
5. Membership in a professional association.
6. Recognition for your achievements and significant contributions to your industry or field by your peers, government entities, professional or business organizations
*Other comparable evidence of eligibility is also acceptable, when the above criteria is not readily apparent for beneficiary’s field of endeavor in science, arts, or business.
Based on the “totality of the evidence,” submitted by the petitioner, USCIS will adjudicate the petition and render a decision.
Advanced degree or its equivalent
Under this category, the petitioner needs to show that the beneficiary has U.S. advanced degree or foreign equivalent.
Show that the beneficiary has U.S. bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent along with letters from former and current employers showing that you have at least five (5) years of “progressive,” post-baccalaureate work experience in the specialty.