Please can you brief me about EB2 visa

Please can you brief me about EB2 visa,who can apply for this,

What are key benefits with this type of visa.

What is the difference between EB2 and H1-B

Thank You,


EB2 is an immigrant VISA which is for working in the US permanently.

H1B is a non-immigrant VISA, with Dual Intent, which is for working in the US temporarily.

Hope the following will answer your questions in detail (excerpts from USCIS website):


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.

[Employment-Based Immigration: Second Preference EB-2](


This visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation, services of exceptional merit and ability relating to a Department of Defense (DOD) cooperative research and development project, or services as a fashion model of distinguished merit or ability.

[H-1B Specialty Occupations, DOD Cooperative Research and Development Project Workers, and Fashion Models](