National Interest Waiver - National Interest Waiver Requirements
What is the National Interest Waiver
The national interest waiver (NIW) is part of the second employment-based category (EB2) for aliens of exceptional ability in sciences, arts or business and advanced degreed professionals (M.A., M.S., M.E., M.D. or Ph.D.). Ph.D. students also qualify. An alien may apply for permanent residence status (Green Card) and seek a waiver of the offer of employment by establishing that his or her admission to permanent residence would be in the national interest.
The national interest waiver is a good option for those who do not wish to wait several years for labor certification or those who do not wish to be tied to a specific employer during labor certification. The national interest waiver applicant sponsors him or herself and is not required to have a job. National interest waiver applicants may make additional green card applications while their national interest waiver petition is pending. Furthermore, if the National Interest Waiver applicant is employed, the employer will not have knowledge of a pending national interest waiver application.
Since 2002, the Messersmith Law Firm, P.C. has represented thousands of clients nationwide from countries all over the world. While we have had many difficult and challenging cases, we have had tremendous success with self sponsored green card applications which has drawn many, many foreign nationals to retain our firm.
Our office has handled thousands of green card related cases, primarily EB1 and National Interest Waiver self sponsored cases. At our firm, we will give you an honest assessment of your case merits and chance for success. There have been many instances where foreign nationals decided to apply without representation or through other legal services that have later sought our help due to errors or appeal denied cases. While, we are happy to help these people obtain approvals, either through reopening a denied case or through an appeal, it can be more costly and time consuming than if we had been retained from the beginning.
In all of our cases, an attorney will handle your matter. Unlike other firms who employ multitudes of paralegals or law clerks, we further guarantee that an attorney will handle your case from start to finish.