EB-2 (Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability, Based on PERM)
- The EB-2 is a second preference immigration petition based on employment, which applies to an alien with advanced degree or with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts or business and with a job offer from a United States’ employer.
- An offer of employment is required.
- The alien must show an advanced degree or its equivalent (a baccalaureate degree plus 5 years progressive work experience) related to the field in which he/she will be working; or
- The alien must be able to show a degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts, or business.
For advance degree, according to USCIS, the alien may submit some of these evidences includes:
- Copies of official transcripts
- Certified copies of the actual degree, diploma, certificate or similar award
- Any other official documentation from the school’s Office of the Registrar
- An evaluation from an educational evaluation agency, if you obtained your degree outside the United States
- If you only have a Bachelor’s degree, letters from your current and/or prior employers showing at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in your field after you received the degree
- A letter from you or your prospective employer describing your current or proposed job
- Documents describing your company and its work
- A copy of your company’s annual report, if one is issued
For exceptional ability, according to USCIS, the alien must meet at least three of the evidences below:
- Official academic record showing that he/she has a degree, diploma, certificate, or similar award from a college, university, school, or other institution of learning relating to his/her area of exceptional ability;
- Letters documenting at least 10 years of full-time experience in his/her occupation;
- A license to practice his/her profession or certification for his/her profession or occupation;
- Evidence that he/she has commanded a salary or other remuneration for services that demonstrates his/her exceptional ability;
- Membership in a professional association(s);
- Recognition for his/her achievements and significant contributions to his/her industry or field by his/her peers, government entities, professional or business organizations;
- Other comparable evidence of eligibility is also acceptable.