EB-2 Visa for Persons with Exceptional Ability or Professionals with Advanced Degrees

San Francisco immigration attorney Angela Warren has 20 years of experience obtaining EB-2 green cards for people with exceptional abilities or advanced degrees.  We work with people from all around the world and find the right visa solution for their needs.

Our track record of success includes obtaining EB-2 visas for professionals with many types of abilities and advanced degrees, including:

  • Scientists
  • Academic professors
  • Researchers

Hiring a San Francisco immigration attorney like Angela Warren can be a great advantage for people who want to permanently reside or work in San Francisco using an EB-2 visa, or for San Francisco companies wishing to get an EB-2 visa for one of their potential employees.

About the EB-2 Visa for Persons with Exceptional Ability or Advanced Degrees

The EB-2 green card is reserved for persons who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees or for persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business. It requires a labor certification, unless the applicant can obtain a national interest waiver.

The EB-2 visa is a work based green card for “advanced degree” professionals, “exceptional abilities” professionals or professionals with both who can prove to benefit the U.S. national interest.

  • The EB-2 “advanced degree professional” has a masters degree or higher or a bachelor’s degree plus five years of experience.
  • The EB-2 “exceptional ability professional” has exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. The individual must have ten years of full-time experience, a license to practice in the profession, and recognition for achievements and contributions to the industry.
  • The EB-2 “national interest waiver professional” has exceptional abilities and whose employment would benefit the United States. The professional requests that the Labor Certification be waived in the interest of the United States.. An applicant must show that the job he or she wishes to perform is in the scope of national interest. In addition, the applicant must also show that applying for the Labor Certification will adversely affect national interest.

Other Types of EB Visas

There are four other EB visas that Warren Law Firm can obtain outside of the EB-2 visa, depending on the individual, skills and circumstances:

  • First Preference EB-1:Reserved for persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics; outstanding professors or researchers; and multinational executives and managers. It does NOT require a Labor Certification. Read more.
  • Third Preference EB-3:Reserved for professionals, skilled workers, and other workers. It DOES require a Labor Certification. Read more.
  • Fourth Preference EB-4: Reserved for “special immigrants,” which includes certain religious workers, employees of U.S. foreign service posts, retired employees of international organizations, alien minors who are wards of courts in the U.S., and other classes of aliens. Read more.
  • Fifth Preference EB-5: Reserved for business investors who invest $1 million or $500,000 (if the investment is made in a targeted employment area) in a new commercial enterprise that employs at least 10 full-time U.S. workers. It does NOT require a Labor Certification. Read more<.

How to Get an EB-2 or other EB Visas

To start the process of obtaining an EB-2 visa, contact Warren Law Firm for a free, brief phone consultation.  By updating and preparing your academic record relating to the area of exceptional ability, documentation of several years of full-time experience and a license to practice in the profession, if required, and recognition for achievements and contributions to the industry, you will make the most of our time.

Obtaining an EB-2 visa or other EB visa can be a complex, exacting and timely process best headed by an experienced immigration attorney.  The entire EB-2 green card process can take some time from start to end.

To take the first steps in obtaining an EB-2 visa or another EB visa, contact Warren Law Firm for a free, brief consultation.

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