Establishing Exceptional Ability for EB-2B and EB-2C

Exceptional ability means a degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts, or business. To prove exceptional ability, at least 3 of the following must be provided:

  1. Degree, diploma, certificate or similar award from a college, university, school or other institutions
  2. At least 10 years of experience in the occupation
  3. A license or certification for the particular profession or occupation
  4. Evidence that the alien has commanded a high salary compared to peers in the same field
  5. Membership in professional associations (don't need outstanding achievement membership)
  6. Recognition for achievements and contributions by peers, government entities, professional or business organizations

If the above standards do not apply to the petitioner's occupation, other comparable evidence of eligibility is also acceptable.