Chicago EB-2 Visa Attorney

Guiding Clients with Compassion & Dedication

The EB-2 visa is a program designed for individuals possessing exceptional abilities in their field or those who have acquired advanced degrees. It represents the second category of employment-based immigration, offering a pathway for professionals to work and live in the United States. Navigating the intricacies of the EB-2 visa application process can be daunting and complex, necessitating the guidance of a seasoned immigration attorney.

At Panteva Law Group, LLC, our dedicated Chicago-based EB-2 visa attorney can provide you with unparalleled assistance. With extensive experience in handling EB-2 visa cases, we bring a depth of knowledge and a commitment to excellence. We understand that each client's situation is unique, which is why we work closely with you to develop a personalized strategy that aligns with your needs. 


To learn more about the application process, get in touch with us today by dialing (312) 471-0014 or filling out our online form to schedule an appointment with our EB-2 visa lawyer in Chicago.


EB-2 Visa Requirements

The EB-2 visa category is divided into two subgroups, each with its own distinct set of requirements. EB-2 visa subcategories include:

EB-2 Advanced Degree

Applicants must hold an advanced degree or its foreign equivalent. Alternatively, applicants may have a bachelor's degree or foreign equivalent, complemented by five years of progressive, post-baccalaureate work experience in the field. Additionally, candidates must fulfill any other stipulations outlined in the labor certification, as applicable, by the priority date.

EB-2 Exceptional Ability

Applicants must demonstrate exceptional ability in the fields of science, arts, or business. Exceptional ability is defined as a level of expertise superior to what is commonly found in sciences, arts, or business. Additionally, candidates must fulfill any specified criteria outlined in the labor certification, where applicable.

To qualify for this category, you must meet at least three of the following:

  • A degree or similar award related to your area of exceptional ability obtained from an educational institution such as a school, college, university, or other institution.
  • Documentation from current or former employers verifying at least 10 years of full-time experience in your field.
  • A license or certification that authorizes you to practice your profession.
  • Proof of compensation for services that demonstrate your exceptional skill level.
  • Membership in a professional association relevant to your field.
  • Recognition from professional organizations, government entities, or peers for your contributions and achievements within your area of expertise.
  • Other evidence that substantiates your exceptional ability.

EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW)

Furthermore, applicants can apply for a National Interest Waiver (NIW), exempting them from the job offer and labor certification requirements if it serves the national interest. This allows you to secure a green card independently, without employer sponsorship. 

Regardless of your qualifications, navigating the EB-2 visa application process can be daunting without guidance. Choose Panteva Law Group, LLC for professional assistance.

Schedule a Consultation with Our EB-2 Visa Lawyer

At Panteva Law Group, LLC, we recognize the complexities involved in determining eligibility for an EB-2 visa. While navigating through the EB-2 visa application process can be daunting, our Chicago attorney, Iskra Panteva, can offer her experience and guidance. With a depth of knowledge, she is adept at constructing a compelling petition that highlights the strengths of her client’s cases.

We take the time to listen attentively and fully understand your specific situation and concerns. This allows us to provide tailored advice and guidance, helping you assess your qualifications and the best path forward in your application process.


Dial (312) 471-0014 or reach out to us online to schedule a consultation with an EB-2 visa attorney in Chicago. We speak Bulgarian, Mandarin, Spanish, and French.


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