With immigration under attack by the White House and much of Congress, it's more important than ever to have all of your ducks in a row before filing for permanent residency. This can get murky when it comes to EB2 and EB3 visa classifications.
While there are extensive wait times for approval for both categories, EB2 has a much shorter wait time. For this reason, it can be tempting for beneficiaries to try to meet EB2 requirements with EB3 education.
To qualify for EB2 status, a beneficiary must hold a US Masters degree or higher, or its foreign equivalent, OR a US Bachelors degree or its foreign equivalent FOLLOWED BY five years of progressive work experience.
It's important to not here that simply having a Bachelors degree or its equivalent and five years of work experience in the field of the EB2 job is not enough to meet these requirements. To count towards the educational qualifications, the work experience must follow having earned the Bachelors degree to show that the advanced education was a minimum requirement for the work experience.
Before filing, let us review your case, or your client or employee's case. It is not always clear whether or not the beneficiary will qualify for EB2 or EB3, and you definitely don't want to miss out on the opportunity to file EB2. The right credential evaluation takes the requirements of the visa into consideration, along with a whole host of other factors by which equivalency is determined.
For a free review, pre-evaluation, and analysis of your case, or your client or employee's case, simply go to ccifree.com and submit your clients resume and educational documents. We will get back to you within 48 hours with our recommendations.