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“Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave. O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave” – U.S. National Anthem

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“We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.” – President Jimmy Carter


“…with liberty and justice for all.”

NIW, National Interest Waiver

The National Interest Waiver, or NIW, is an employment based second preference (EB-2) petition.  It derives its name because it asks the otherwise required labor certification required be waived in the U.S. national interest. 

A person may qualify for the waiver if they can show their work will be in the national interest of the U.S.  The burden of proof in National Interest Waiver cases is on the petitioner – which can be either the employer or applicant. 

A person qualifies if he or she is a professional who holds either an advanced degrees or is considered possessing exceptional ability in the sciences, business or arts. 

There are several factors that can be taken into consideration in determining whether the admission of the applicant would be “of national interest”:

1) Improving U.S. economy;
2) Improving wages and working conditions of U.S workers;
3) Improving education and training programs for U.S. children and under-qualified workers;
4) Improving health care;
5) Providing more affordable housing for young and/or older, poorer U.S. residents;
6) Improving the environment of the U.S. and making more productive use of natural resources;
7) A request from an interested U.S. government agency or improving international cultural understanding.

USCIS has granted NIW (Eb2) to mathematicians, physics researchers, environmental scientists, artists, civil engineers, geologists, musical composers, electrical engineers, biomedical researchers, medical physicist, and several other professionals.