A National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition is a special form of employment-based green card petition through which an individual requests that the US government waive the normal requirement of a US job offer because that individual’s employment in the US is in the national interest. Because no job offer is required, an individual may petition on behalf of himself or herself, making the NIW particularly attractive for scholars, researchers, Ph.D. students, and other advanced degree professionals.
The National Interest Waiver petition is an employment-based petition using form I-140 and falling in the EB-2 category. The petition must show that the individual:
The NIW is not limited to specific fields. An individual could qualify in ways such as:
Due to the NIW petition's highly intricate standards, we strongly encourage anyone wishing to pursue a NIW petition seek the counsel of an immigration attorney.Contact us