The applicant’s requirements depend on the specific category of the EB-2 visa they are applying for, of which there are three. Categories A and B both require an employer’s invitation and compliance with the following criteria:
A. A bachelor’s degree is required, along with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the same profession. The position the individual is seeking must be within the same industry. If the applicant has a master’s or doctoral degree, the work experience requirement is reduced to up to 3 years.
B. For individuals whose skills and achievements in their professional field significantly set them apart from their peers, the requirements are more extensive.