EB-2 visas are reserved for foreign workers who have exceptional ability and whose immigration is in the National interest. Professionals with a postgraduate degree who apply through the PERM process go through a three-step process:
The employer requires a labor certification application (commonly referred to as a PERM) in the Labor Department.
Once the PERM is approved, the employer completes an I-140 Immigrant Alien Worker Petition made available by USCIS.
If your priority date is current, the employee completes an Status Adjustment application (I-485) if he/she is in the US. If the employee is abroad, it is necessary to apply for an immigrant visa through a consular processing administered by the National Visa Center.
To qualify for this subcategory, the applicant must demonstrate that his or her immigration to the US will prospectively benefit the United States economy, cultural or educational interests, or well-being because of his exceptional ability in science, the arts, or business.