An applicant for EB-2 Exceptional Ability requires employer sponsorship for a full-time position. Additionally, the applicant must be able to show exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business. Exceptional ability “means a degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts, or business.”  You must meet any requirements specified on the labor certification as applicable.


An Applicant for EB-2 Exceptional Ability Green Card must meet 3 of the following criteria:


  • Official academic record showing that you have a degree, diploma, certificate, or similar award from a college, university, school, or other institution of learning relating to your area of exceptional ability

  • Letters documenting at least 10 years of full-time experience in your occupation

  • A license to practice your profession or certification for your profession or occupation

  • Evidence that you have commanded a salary or other remuneration for services that demonstrates your exceptional ability

  • Membership in a professional association(s)

  • Recognition for your achievements and significant contributions to your industry or field by your peers, government entities, professional or business organizations

  • Other comparable evidence of eligibility is also acceptable.


An approved Labor Certification must be submitted with the Exceptional Ability Petition.