The National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a special immigration category that allows certain highly skilled professionals to obtain a green card without going through the usual labor certification process. To be eligible for an NIW, applicants must be able to demonstrate that their work is in the national interest of the United States. This can include working in a field that is critical to the economy, improving public welfare, or furthering scientific research.
NIW applicants must also show that they have exceptional skills or abilities that make them uniquely qualified for their field. If you are a professional who meets these criteria, this process can be an ideal way to obtain a green card and live and work in the United States. NIW petitions are typically filed by professionals with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in science, technology, business, or the arts. If approved, an NIW petition allows the foreign national to bypass the labor certification process and obtain a green card without having a job offer from a U.S. employer. The NIW requirements are significant, but they provide an important avenue for skilled professionals to immigrate to the United States.
However, it is important to note that the NIW process can be complex, and it is advisable to consult with an experienced immigration attorney before beginning your application. At Tari Law, we are ready to evaluate your case and provide the best strategies to accomplish your immigration needs.