An individual can obtain permanent residency, EB2 category, for exceptional ability in the fields of art, sciences or business.   USCIS requires at least three of the following six types of evidence to show exceptional ability:

  • Official record of a degree from a college, university or other learning institution related to the field in which the alien claims exceptional ability;
  • Evidence of ten years of full time experience in the field in which employment is sought (typically in the form of letters from past employers);
  • A license to practice or certification if required in the occupation;
  • A license to practice or certification if required in the occupation;
  • Evidence of a high salary or other form of payment that indicates exceptional ability;
  • For exceptional ability cases, evidence of membership in professional associations; and
  • Evidence of recognition by peers or professional associations for achievements and contributions to the field.