Chicago National Interest Waiver Lawyer Getting Clients Approved
It can be extremely difficult for immigrants to enter the United States based on employment because of the limited number of applicants accepted and the rigorous labor certification process. Fortunately, there is an alternate route that eliminates the labor certification and job offer requirements that come with an EB-2 visa. This process is known as applying for a National Interest Waiver (NIW).
An NIW is ideal for applicants who have exceptional ability in an area of national importance, such as research and business development. If the immigrant shows substantial merit in their application, they may be approved for the NIW and enter the country legally. To be approved, any foreign national should consult with an NIW attorney with a great deal of experience, as it can be tricky to prove exceptional ability with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. At the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler, we have helped countless clients prove that they deserve a green card because their presence would substantially benefit the U.S. Contact us today for a consultation to see how we can help you! Call 312-728-4610 now!
Who is Eligible for a National Interest Waiver?
To be approved for a National Interest Waiver, the foreign national’s proposed endeavor must be of benefit to the national economy of the United States. The individual should also show skill in their proposed endeavor, such as an advanced degree and/or strong letters of recommendation. Furthermore, it is extremely important that the applicant show that their proposal is of merit and national importance.
Three basic requirements for an immigrant to be eligible for the NIW are:
- Having an advanced degree such as a baccalaureate degree or master’s degree or demonstrating exceptional ability in the sciences, business, or arts,
- Proving that the proposed endeavor has intrinsic merit, and
- Showing evidence that the matter is of national interest and that the national interest would suffer if the foreign national were subjected to the labor certification process.
To learn more about whether you may be eligible for a National Interest Waiver, reach out to our experienced immigration lawyer today.
What Actions are Necessary for Approval with the NIW?
There are two important aspects to applying for the National Interest Waiver. These are the supporting evidence and letters of recommendation.
Gathering supporting evidence to prove an applicant’s substantial merit and national interest is one critical part of getting approval for the NIW. A talented NIW lawyer like Attorney Kevin Dixler has handled these matters many times and can easily identify what items are most helpful to get an approval.
Some examples of helpful evidence are:
- Advanced degrees
- Current employment contract
- Current and previous visa stickers
- Letters of recommendation
- Memberships in noteworthy organizations
Please reach out to us right away for help preparing your application
Letters of Recommendation
Obtaining strong letters of recommendation is critical for gaining NIW approval. Your letters should come from persons who do not have a direct relationship with you but who are professional and can vouch for your professional success. Some examples of ideal recommenders are engineers, scientists, or researchers who have implemented the applicant’s research or ideas. your immigration lawyer can help advise on who to choose when seeking recommendation letters.
Do Physicians Get Special Consideration with a National Interest Waiver?
One group of professionals who receive special eligibility with the NIW is physicians. When a doctor demonstrates a willingness to work in underserved areas, they generally receive greater favor from U.S.C.I.S. reviewers. Physicians approved for the NIW should expect to commit at least five years toward working in a medically underserved area.
The technical details of this aspect of immigration law vary with time and cannot be guaranteed for certain without reviewing your personal situation. Please reach out to our law firm for help with national interest waiver requirements for physicians.
Should You Hire Our Immigration Attorney?
Immigration attorneys help with a great deal more than just submitting forms. Immigrants require special attention, especially when it comes to nuanced applications such as the National Interest Waiver. These applicants must prove various facts about their abilities, past employment, skills, knowledge, educational interests, and proposed endeavors. Many clients feel that they can provide such information without the help of a lawyer but end up forgetting important evidence or leaving out items that they didn’t realize they needed. Hiring a dedicated and capable attorney like Lawyer Kevin Dixler is a great first step toward getting approved for the NIW.
When choosing an immigration lawyer, you want someone who has worked in this complex field for a very long time so they are prepared to handle any complications that may arise. Attorney Dixler of the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler has nearly thirty years of experience and has been named a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer for nine consecutive years. Our talented legal team understands how stressful and frustrating immigration can be. Rely on our skill, knowledge, and honesty as you seek entry into the United States. Call us today at 312-728-4610!