EB-2 Aliens With Advanced Degrees Or Exceptional Ability

This category is meant for specific special immigrants, including religious workers, physicians, armed forces members, Iraqi/Afghan Translators, amongst others.

The fourth preference category regards specific special immigrants. Special immigrants include:

Religious Workers

  • Broadcasters
  • Iraqi/Afghan Translators
  • Iraqis Who Have Assisted the United States
  • International Organization Employees
  • Physicians
  • Armed Forces Members
  • Panama Canal Zone Employees
  • Retired NATO-6 Employees
  • Spouses and Children of Deceased NATO-6 Employees

In general, the employer must submit a petition on the foreign employee’s behalf. However, there are certain situations where an applicant may self-petition.