An EB-2 visa is an employment-based visa available to non-U.S. citizens who possess an advanced degree or exceptional ability.
EB-2A (Advanced Degree Visa)
This visa is for individuals who have an advanced degree or its foreign equivalent.
Or, if you do not have an advanced degree, but you have a baccalaureate plus 5 years of post-baccalaureate progressive work experience.
Labor certification from Department of Labor required, and you must meet any requirements specified on the labor certification as of the priority date.
Labor certification (PERM) demonstrates that there are no able, qualified, and available U.S. workers who are willing to accept the permanent job offer; and
The employment of the beneficiary will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.
EB-2B (Exceptional Ability Visa)
This visa is for individuals who are able to show exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business.
Exceptional ability – degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts or business.
Must meet all requirements specified on the Department of Labor’s Permanent Labor Certification (PERM).
Also, must meet 3 of the 7 USCIS criteria listed below:
Official academic record showing that you have a degree, diploma, certificate, or similar award from a college, university, school, or other institution of learning relating to your area of exceptional ability.
Letters from current or former employers documenting at least 10 years of full-time experience in your occupation.
A license to practice your profession or certification for your profession or occupation.
Evidence that you have commanded a salary or other remuneration for services that demonstrates your exceptional ability
Membership in a professional association(s)
Recognition for your achievements and significant contributions to your industry or field by your peers, government entities, professional or business organizations
Other comparable evidence of eligibility is also acceptable.