EB2 preference classifications

U.S. EB2 Attorney • National Interest Waivers Visas


The EB2 visa process includes U.S. employers or individuals filing for a national interest waiver, and includes professionals with an advanced degree or exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business. At Ventresca & Ventresca, LLP, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, our U.S. EB2 attorneys have been representing clients throughout the United States for more than 20 years.


These aliens of exceptional ability are considered as a second preference, below those with extraordinary ability who might qualify for EB1 preference classifications. To qualify for these EB2 employment-based green cards, the visa petition must be filed with:


  • a labor certification, which can possibly be waived if the work is considered to be in the national interest, AND
  • an official academic record showing a U.S. advanced degree or equivalent foreign degree, and letters from current or former employers showing at least five years of progressive post-baccalaureate experience in the specialty, OR

At least three of the following:

  • an official academic record showing a degree or diploma in an area of exceptional ability
  • letters from current or former employers validating at least 10 years of full-time experience in the occupation for which the alien is being sought
  • evidence of a salary or remuneration for services that demonstrates exceptional ability
  • proof of membership in professional associations
  • evidence of recognition for achievements and significant contribution to the industry or field by peers, government entities, or professional or business organizations

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For answers to all of your employment-based visa questions, contact a U.S. EB2 attorney at Ventresca & Ventresca, LLP, today. We are experienced and have achieved successful results for many clients in these situations.