In March 2013, we filed an I-140 Petition and I-485 on behalf of a Canadian client living and working in Irvine, California. She was originally from Canada and was working legally for a law firm using her TN visa. We represented the client throughout the TN visa processing and handled the PERM process as well. Because the EB-2 category is current for all applicants other than Chinese and Indian nationals, the case was processed very quickly (faster than I’ve ever seen an EB-2 processed actually).
The EB-2 category for employment based permanent residency is reserved for members of professions holding advanced degrees or aliens of exceptional ability. Applicants must have a job offer and labor certification unless they qualify for a national interest waiver. In general, applicants must have a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree and at least five years experience to qualify for EB-2.
In order to prove our client was qualified for the EB-2 category, we provided copies of her Bachelor’s Degree, Juris Doctor Degree and transcripts. We provided proof that she was in valid TN status and her employer was paying the prevailing wage required by law. The case was approved without a Request for Additional Evidence, and our client already received her green card.
If you are considering an employment-based permanent resident application, contact The Nunez Firm to schedule a consultation. Managing attorney Jay Nunez will personally meet with you for a confidential consultation to help you better understand your options and whether we can help.