Who qualifies for a national interest waiver?

To be eligible for a national interest waiver, you must first qualify for the EB-2 category, by having either an advanced degree or exceptional ability. In addition, you must satisfy a rigorous set of criteria related to your area of expertise.

Can H-1B apply for NIW?

In short, an approved NIW can provide a great deal of benefits for individuals with an H-1B non-immigrant status both in terms of their capability to remain lawfully present in the U.S. as well as providing employment benefits for their dependents.

Does NIW require sponsorship?

National Interest Waiver (NIW or EB-2) The National Interest Waiver is similar to the EB1-1 in that it does not require employer sponsorship or a Labor Certification.

Can I apply for a national interest waiver from outside the USA?

Can I qualify for the National Interest Waiver if I live outside the U.S.? The answer is Yes, you can. The key is to be able to provide support letters from peers from the U.S.

How many citations do I need for NIW?

If you are not from China or India, you will almost never file in the EB-1A category, and to win your NIW case, you should aim for at least 75 citations.

How long does it take to get NIW approved?

You can generally expect NIW processing time for the USCIS to adjudicate applications to take anywhere between 3 and 9 months. Although there is always the possibility that it could take longer if you are issued a Request for Evidence (RFE).

Is EB-2 NIW difficult?

Generally, it is more difficult to obtain immigration benefit under EB2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) than the ordinary EB2 because of the additional requirements for “national interest”.

What are the advantages of NIW?

The national interest waiver has the following advantages over the traditional labor certification route to a green card: Does not require a labor certification. Does not require a permanent job offer in the United States. Faster than the labor certification process.

How many Citation do I need for NIW?

Is citation important for NIW?

Does Self Citation Count For Niw? It is very important to cite as many citations as possible to demonstrate the impact of the applicant on the field. The average number of citations per applicant is 124 (not self citations) in this average number calculated from 314 cases.

How many publications EB2 NIW?

Summary of qualifications: 9 papers in U.S. journals including 6 as first author; conference papers and presentations; 7 support letters, 4 more with RFE including 2 from government agencies. Education: Ph.

Can I apply for NIW without attorney?

Yes, you could do it (it is not mandatory), but in fact it is very hard and you must spend a lot of time to prepare your petition yourself. I would do NIW myself only if I would feel very confident about myself – but I am not a Nober prize winner, nothing like that…