Employment-Based 2 Visas (EB-2)
This category is for aliens of "exceptional ability" in the sciences, arts, or business, and advance-degree professionals. An "advanced degree" is classified as a Master's Degree or higher. Note that the standard here is "exceptional" rather than "extraordinary" (as required for EB-1 visa status). An individual of "exceptional ability" is defined as an individual possessing a degree and level of expertise above that normally found in his or her field.
Evidence of "exceptional ability" includes: an official academic record demonstrating that the individual possesses the degree; letters from employers indicating that the alien has at least 10 years of experience in the job sought; licensure or certification in the profession (if required by the profession); membership in professional associations; and documentation of recognition for achievements and significant contributions to the field. With respect to the advance-degree aliens, the job offer must also require the advance degree. In addition, this category requires a job offer and labor certification, with the exception of an alien qualifying for a National Interest Waiver.
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