Austin National Interest Waiver Attorney
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With a national interest waiver, a foreign national can request that the Labor Certification requirement be waived because it is in the interest of the United States. National interest waivers are generally granted to individuals with exceptional ability and whose employment in the United States would greatly benefit the country.
Unlike other employment based green cards, individuals can self-petition for a national interest waiver without first obtaining sponsorship from an employer. They can also file their labor certification directly with USCIS along with their Form I-140 (Petition for Alien Worker).
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Nossa Law Firm proudly helps clients throughout Austin and Houston with their national interest waiver applications so they can work in the U.S. Our goal is to give each of the clients we represent a different type of experience that is crafted to their unique immigration needs.
Our seasoned legal professionals are committed to providing client-oriented legal services and counsel. We offer competitive, upfront pricing, so please speak to us today about your situation if you are ready to get started on your immigration journey.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Documents Do I Need to Submit When I Petition for a National Interest Waiver?
You must properly complete and submit the following forms and supplemental documents:
- Form I-140
- Form ETA-750B
- Proof of an advanced degree or exceptional ability
- The petition letter
- Letters of recommendation
- Affidavits from leaders in your field
- Awards and recognition of past achievements in your field
- Proof that a labor certification would harm national interests of the United States
- Proof that you have at least 2 years of experience in your field
- An updated resume
- Proof of memberships, conferences, and published articles
What Are the Requirements for the National Interest Waiver?
You must be able to prove all of the following:
- Your endeavor has substantial merit and is of national significance
- You have the educational background, experience, relevant skills, and record to advance your proposed endeavor
- You are capable of succeeding in your endeavor if given the opportunity
- The U.S. would benefit from waiving the job offer requirement
Which Green Card Options Allow You to Waive the Labor Certification and Job Offer Requirement?The EB-1 and EB-2 visas do not require labor certification and job offers when you petition. The EB-1 visa is available for managers, executives, and applicants with extraordinary achievements. The EB-2 visa is for those with an advanced degree or exceptional ability.
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