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Below are some key requirements you must fulfill to apply for an EB-2 Advanced Degree Professional Visa. For each requirement, we have included forms of evidence that you may submit to meet the requirement and other tips to help you prepare your petition.


Requirement 1 - You must show that you have an advanced degree.

Some of the evidence you may submit to demonstrate that you have an advanced degree includes:

  • Copies of official transcripts
  • Certified copies of the actual degree, diploma, certificate or similar award
  • Any other official documentation from the school’s Office of the Registrar
  • An evaluation from an educational evaluation agency, if you obtained your degree outside the United States
  • If you only have a Bachelor’s degree, letters from your current and/or prior employers showing at least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in your field after you received the degree

Note: If qualifying based on a Bachelor’s degree followed by 5 years of progressive experience, your Bachelor’s degree must be a direct equivalent (i.e. a four year degree) to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree.


Requirement 2 - Your advanced degree must related to the field in which you will be working.

Some of the evidence you may submit to demonstrate that your advanced degree relates to your field includes:

  • A letter from you or your prospective employer describing your current or proposed job
  • Documents describing your company and its work
  • A copy of your company’s annual report, if one is issued



Click Next to learn more about the National Interest Waiver and tips to keep in mind when submitting your evidence.  

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