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EB-2 Second Preference – Employment Based Immigration Advanced Degreed Professional

Basic Requirements:

Second Preference Employment Based Immigration EB2 (Green Card) is available for Advanced Degreed Professional. The alien must hold an advanced degree or equivalent in education and experience and the position must require, at a minimum an advanced degree or equivalent. To be considered to have an equivalent to a Master’s Degree, Alien must at least have a bachelor’s degree and at least five years of progressive experience.

Application Process:

This employment based preference category normally requires that the employer first obtain Labor Certification (PERM) from the Department of Labor. Individuals from most countries (except India and China) have been allowed to file their petitions and applications immediately after obtaining Labor Certification, without waiting for numerical availability. The immediate availability of this category will likely to continue for individuals from most countries.

Family Members:

Spouse and children (under 21 and not married) are eligible to obtain green cards as a derivatives if accompanying the main beneficiary.


The following is the attorney’s fee that the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC charges for a typical case of this type when filed in the United States at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (US CIS) (please read the disclaimer on this page) and the filing fee currently charged by US Citizenship and Immigration Service (US CIS):

Step 1: Labor Certification

  • $3,000.00 attorney’s fees
  • Cost of advertising the position (varies)

Step 2: Permanent Residency Petition and Adjustment of Status

  • $5,000.00 attorney’s fees for the principal beneficiary and his/her immediate family
  • $ 580.00 US CIS filing fee for the main petition
  • $1,070.00 for each person ($635.00 for each person under 14 years of age)


The Law Office of William Jang, PLLC has extensive experience representing individuals in the Second Employment Based Category obtain green cards. Please see a sample of approved cases.

What do we need to get started?

Information and Documents needed for EB-2 Advanced Degreed Professionals

Sample Retainer Agreement

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