EB-2 Second Preference – Employment Based Immigration
EB-2 Second Preference visas are given about 40,000 annual visits plus any unused visas that are allowed into the category from First Preference. To qualify for second preference, a specific job offer or Labor Certification must be present.
This category is specifically reserved for individuals who have job offers in the United States. But, you must also hold an advanced degree or equivalent in addition to your job offer to prove eligibility. Because of your exceptional abilities, you will benefit the U.S. economy, culture, and educational interests by being allowed to accept that job.
Are You Eligible?
Generally, your employer, the one offering you the U.S.-based job, must complete a labor certification by filing Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. While this form is generally required, you may still be eligible for an EB-2 Second Preference without it. That being said, you must also demonstrate your Advanced Degree and Exceptional Ability Worker Status.
Advanced Degree Requirements
You must hold, at a minimum, a master’sdegree or equivalent in your related field. This could include a bachelor’s degree and five additional years of work experience. But, even an advanced degree does not guarantee qualification. Your job must be a profession, such as an attorney, engineer, scientist, physician, and so on.
Exceptional Ability Requirements
To qualify for exceptional ability, you must show a level of expertise that is more significant than others in that same profession.
Why You Need an EB-2 second preference Immigration Visa Lawyer
Even with the proper qualifications, hundreds to thousands of professionals are turned down for their EB-2 Second Preference visa each year. The application process is purposely complex, and it is your responsibility to fill out the forms and provide adequate documentation in order to prove eligibility.
The Gambacorta Law Offices understands this complex application process. Our attorneys can help you apply for your EB-2 visa and represent your case to the USCIS agents reviewing your application.