The EB-2 visa is a type of employment-based immigrant visa for individuals who have advanced degrees or exceptional ability in their fields. To qualify for an EB-2 visa, you must meet certain requirements.
You must have a job offer from a U.S. employer in a field that requires an advanced degree or exceptional ability.
You must possess an advanced degree or its equivalent (e.g. a bachelor’s degree plus 5 years of progressive work experience in your field). Alternatively, you must demonstrate exceptional ability in your field, which is defined as being among the top 10% of practitioners in your field.
Your employer must obtain a labor certification from the Department of Labor, which confirms that there are no qualified U.S. workers available to fill the position.
You must go through the immigrant visa process and be approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This includes submitting a petition (Form I-140) to USCIS and undergoing a medical examination and background check.
If you meet these requirements and are approved for an EB-2 visa, you will be authorized to work and live in the United States permanently. It’s important to note that the EB-2 visa process can be complex and time-consuming, so it’s advisable to seek the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney.