Benefit From Our National Representation
If your matter is appropriate for a national interest waiver, we can use our extensive experience to help you through the petition process. At Leaf, Ferreira, de Araujo, LLC, our immigration attorneys are well-versed in presenting national interest waiver matters to the government and can use this background to assist with your case.
What is the National Interest Waiver
The national interest waiver (NIW) is open to non-US citizens possessing rare skills or an esteemed academic degree. Typically, when applying for a permanent job offer and labor certification there is an extensive process that can take months. However, individuals who qualify for the NIW are able to completely bypass that process by going through the second preference EB-2 employment based green card category. In order to be eligible to file an NIW petition, an individual most hold a higher academic degree or possess an exceptional skill within the arts, sciences, or business. Furthermore, the beneficiary must demonstrate their desire to work in a field or occupation that will add value to the U.S. and benefit to the national interest.