EMPLOYMENT 2ND PREFERENCE (EB2)
Subcategory 1 (EB21): Advanced Degree, Schedule A, Group I, Physical Therapist
REQUIREMENT 2. You offered job requires an Advanced Degree and Physical Therapist license in the state of your intended employment.
Clarification 1. Advanced Degree is defined as a U.S. advanced degree or a foreign equivalent degree (or a baccalaureate degree plus at least five years of progressive work experience in the field).
Clarification 2. For a Physical Therapist, an Advanced Degree is usually (but not always) required.
REQUIREMENT 3. You meet the offered job requirements.
Clarification 1. To meet the licensure requirements, you must have: (a) a permanent license to practice physical therapy in the state of your intended employment, or (b) a statement (signed by a physical therapy licensing official), stating that you are qualified to take that state written licensing examination for physical therapists.
Clarification 2. You must be just qualified to be state licensed, but the state license not required.
Is a job offer in the U.S. required? - Yes.
Is Labor Certification required? - No.
Is Prevailing Wage Determination required? - Yes.
Is proficiency in English required? - Yes.
Is a minimum education required? - Yes.
Is a minimum or maximum age required? - No.
Is an Affidavit of Support required? - No.
Is a proof of funds to start life in the U.S. required? - No.
Can your family members get green cards as derivative beneficiaries? - Yes.
1. Authoritative sources directly relevant to this category (in general-to-specific order):
- U.S. DOS Guidance: Employment-Based Immigrant Visas
- U.S. DOS: 502.4. Employment-based IV Classifications
- 8 CFR 204.5
- AFM 22.2