You may be eligible for an employment-based, second preference visa if you are a member of the professions holding an advanced degree or its equivalent, or a foreign national who has exceptional ability.
Note: Employment-based, second-preference petitions must generally be accompanied by an approved individual labor certification from the Department of Labor. Please see the Department of Labor’s “Foreign Labor Certification” page for more information.
Family of EB-2 Visa Holders
Your spouse and children under the age of 21 may be admitted to the United States in E-21 and E-22 immigrant status, respectively. During the process where you and your spouse are applying for permanent resident status (status as a green card holder), your spouse is eligible to file for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).