National Interest Waiver

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EB2 - National Interest Waiver

The National Interest Waiver (NIW) visa is a valuable option for foreign nationals seeking to permanently reside in the United States. This visa category allows individuals to bypass the cumbersome labor certification process typically required for employment-based green cards, streamlining the path to lawful permanent residency.

The NIW visa is granted to individuals who demonstrate that their work is in the interest of the United States. This can be achieved by showcasing a significant impact in their field, such as through groundbreaking research, innovative business endeavors, or exceptional contributions to their profession. By obtaining an NIW, applicant can directly apply for a green card without the need for a job offer or employer sponsorship.

We will work closely with you to develop a comprehensive application package that highlights your qualifications, achievements, and the national importance of your field of expertise. Our team will meticulously gather evidence, craft persuasive arguments, and guide you through every step of the process, maximizing your chances of a successful outcome. Key features of the NIW visa include:

Self РPetition 

Job Flexibility

Expedited Process

No Job Offer Required

STEM professionals have an advantage in qualifying for a National Interest Waiver (NIW) because their fields are critical to the United States’ national interests and economy. Their exceptional abilities or advanced degrees make it easier to meet the NIW criteria, including substantial merit, national importance, and benefit to the United States.

National Interest Waiver