EB-2 National Interest Waiver

Each year, tens of thousands of professionals gain permanent residency through employment-based green cards like the
EB-2.

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For Employers

Hire and retain hard-to-replace employees by sponsoring green card applications

  Sponsor Employee

For Individuals

Get your own green card based on your background and accomplishments

Self-Petition

Advantages of the EB-2

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LONG-TERM SOLUTION

The EB-2 puts you on a path to obtaining permanent residency through a green card. Live and work in the U.S. indefinitely. 

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FLEXIBLE CRITERIA

Favorable towards individuals with advanced degrees, progressive work experience or past accomplishments. Self-petition is an option in some cases.

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H-1B BENEFITS

EB-2 approval grants individuals on H1-B status an extension. If your spouse is on H-4, an EB-2 approval can be used to apply for your spouse's H-4 work authorization.

Employment-based green cards supported by Legalpad

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EB-2 FOR EMPLOYEES WITH ADVANCED DEGREES OR EXCEPTIONAL ABILITY

Advanced Degree

  • A U.S. Master's degree or higher or a foreign degree equivalent to a U.S. Master's degree.
  • Bachelor's degree plus five years of post-Bachelor's degree progressive experience

Exceptional Ability

  • Employee satisfies at least three of the six criteria of the exceptional ability criteria.
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EB-2 WITH NATIONAL INTEREST WAIVER

Individuals who qualify for EB-2 may self-petition for an EB-2 with the National Interest Waiver.

  • National Importance and Substantial Merit
  • Well-positioned to succeed
  • As a whole, it is beneficial for the U.S. to waive the PERM requirement

Legalpad can help you determine eligibility and the best option based on your goals and unique credentials.

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