Understanding EB2 Visas

EB2 visas grant foreign nationals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities the ability to become permanent residents in the United States. Only certain immigrants qualify for an EB2 green card. If you are considering immigrating to the U.S. using an EB2 visa, it is important to hire an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. 

The U.S. immigration system is facing large backlogs. The sooner you begin the process, the better. Contact Ray Law International as soon as possible to schedule your initial consultation. With locations in New Jersey and Chicago, we can help you through the E2 visa process. 

Who Qualifies for an EB2 Visa?

Only those who hold an advanced degree or the equivalent of an advanced degree, or who have an exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business qualify. There are three subcategories of EB2 visas:

 

  • EB2-A Advanced Degree Professionals

  • EB2-B Exceptional Ability

  • EB-2C National Interest Waiver

EB2-A Advanced Degree Professionals

To qualify for this category of EB2 visas, you must prove that you have an advanced degree or a foreign equivalent to an advanced degree in the United States. Which degrees count? You will need to prove that you have at least a master’s degree or its equivalent. Or, you must prove that you have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years of progressively increasing experience. If you have questions about whether your specific advanced degree will qualify you for this type of visa, contact Ray Law International today. 

EB2B Exceptional Ability

Under this subcategory, you will need to demonstrate that you have an exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business. You will also need to prove that you have a degree of expertise that is significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, business, or arts in the United States. In other words, you will need to prove your exceptional ability in one of these areas to qualify for this visa.

EB2-C National Interest Waiver

Under this subcategory, you will need to prove that your job is in the national interest of the United States. Physicians who work full-time in areas with healthcare shortages will qualify. Entrepreneurs who meet certain qualifications will also qualify. You will need to prove that you have a job offer in place before you apply for the visa. If you do not have a job offer in place, you may also self-petition the government by filing an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, Form I-140. 

Tips for Applying for an EB2 Visa

If you are planning on applying for an EB2 visa, be prepared to submit paperwork proving that you have earned an eligible degree, or proving your work experience. Carefully review all of the criteria for the EB2 visa before submitting your application and payment. Speaking with an immigration lawyer is also important. Contact Ray Law International today to learn how we can help you apply for an EB2 visa. 

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