Subcategories 1, 2 (EB21, EB22): Schedule A, Group II

REQUIREMENT 1. You have a job offer in the U.S..

REQUIREMENT 2. Your offered job requires Exceptional Ability (level 2) and either Advanced Degree or Exceptional Ability (level 1).

Clarification 1. Exceptional Ability (level 2) is defined as a widespread acclaim and international recognition the sciences or arts (excluding those in the performing arts), accorded you by recognized experts in your field.

To prove Exceptional Ability (level 2), you must meet at least two out of seven criteria of Exceptional Ability (level 2), specified by the U.S. immigration law.

Clarification 2. 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 3. Exceptional Ability (level 1) is defined as a degree of expertise in the sciences, arts (including athletics), or businesss, significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the field.

To prove Exceptional Ability (level 1), you must meet at least three out of seven criteria of Exceptional Ability (level 1), specified by the U.S. immigration law.

REQUIREMENT 3. You meet the offered job requirements.

REQUIREMENT 4. Your last year of work required Exceptional Ability (level 2).


Is Labor Certification required? - No.
Is Prevailing Wage Determination required? - No.
Is proficiency in English required? - No.
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.

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