EB-2 Visa - US Immigrant Employment Visa for Highly Qualified Persons
EB-2 Visa is for professionals with advanced degrees and people with extraordinary abilities in arts, sciences, or business. You may be eligible for an employment-based, second preference visa if you are a member of the professions holding an advanced degree or its equivalent, or a foreign national who has exceptional ability.
Workers with Advanced Degrees or Exceptional Ability in the Sciences, Arts or Business:
- This visa category generally requires that applicants have a labor certification approved by the Department of Labor and an outstanding job offer from a U.S. employer. The following professionals may be eligible:
- — professionals holding an advanced degree (beyond a baccalaureate degree), or a baccalaureate degree and at least five years progressive experience in the profession.
- — persons with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. Those persons considered to have exceptional ability have a degree of expertise significantly higher than that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts, or business.
- National Interest Waiver – It is possible that the Labor Certification be waived upon request if it is in the interest of the United States. Though there is no statutory definition of qualifying jobs, national interest waivers are generally granted to individuals with exceptional ability (see above) and whose employment in the United States would be of significant benefit to the country. Those seeking a national interest waiver are not required to be sponsored by their employer. They may file their labor certification directly with USCIS along with their Petition for Alien Worker.