What Is An Employment Based Visa?
Immigration law provides for Employment Based (EB) immigrant visa categories that allow certain foreign nationals to apply directly for a green card based on their skill, experience, or investment. The second preference category, EB-2, is reserved for those individuals who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or individuals of exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business. To qualify for an EB-2 visa, an individual must generally show that they possess either (1) An advanced educational degree, or (2) Exceptional skill and experience in a particular field.
Advanced Educational Degree:
A person who holds an advanced degree in their field, such as a doctorate or master’s degree, can apply for EB-2. The only documentation required in many advanced degrees EB-2 visa filing is evidence of the degree along with a U.S. equivalency evaluation. This can be achieved by providing a detailed class and clinical transcript of classes taken and credentials obtained.
A person who has exceptional skills must show proof of at least 10 years of full-time experience in a particular field, an official practitioner’s license, a high salary commanded for your work, professional and peer recognitions, and membership to relevant industry/niche associations.