USCIS updates guidance for Schedule A occupations


USCIS issued a policy manual update on December 2, 2020, relating to Schedule A occupations. These occupations are part of the EB-2 and EB-3 classifications for employment-based green card applications. USCIS summarizes the update this way:

  • Clarifies how DOL and USCIS eligibility requirements work together.
  • Provides the prevailing wage determination and notice of filing process for Schedule A designation.
  • Clarifies the evidentiary requirements to establish that the beneficiary’s occupation and the beneficiary qualify for consideration under either Group I or Group II of Schedule A.
  • Explains that the petitioner must also demonstrate that the position and the beneficiary meet USCIS requirements for the classification the petitioner seeks.

Review the updated guidance at the USCIS Policy Manual page.