National Interest Waiver (NIW)

Employment Based 2nd Preference: Exceptional Ability Alien – EB-2


The National Interest Waiver is a 2nd preference case option that works well for scientific researchers who are doing work of national importance, but who do not have a permanent job offer. This case option can be extremely helpful to a younger researcher who may not have enough credentials to qualify for EB1-1 (Extraordinary Ability) or the permanent job offer to qualify for EB1-2 (Outstanding Researcher/Professor). We have more than 30 years of experience preparing NIW self-sponsoring petitions for professionals employed at such institutions as Harvard University, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, Los Alamos Research Laboratory, the U.S. Department of Defense, Emory University, and Duke University, among many others. We would be happy to review your credentials regarding this case option.

The criteria concerning approval of an NIW case can be found in the AAO Decision, Matter of Dhanasar.

If you are interested in proceeding with this type of case, please contact us at or
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Please print out the Client Contact Sheet  and fill in this Questionnaire, then send them along with your CV back to our office.

We will use the information to send you materials or to draft your Immigration Paperwork.
You may either e-mail or fax them back to our office.  Fax: 404-325-5825;,