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EB-2 NIW Application Checklist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success

Are you ready to unlock your Green Card potential through the EB-2 NIW program? This strategic pathway offers qualified professionals in art, business, and science a unique opportunity to secure permanent residency in the United States. But navigating this path requires meticulous planning and expert guidance.

In this blog post, we have outlined a comprehensive guide highlighting the essential documents and key steps you need to ensure a smooth and successful EB-2 NIW application process.

Let’s dive into it.

Step 1: Gathering Your Documents (Main Applicants)

  • Form I-140: This is the Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers, the foundation of your application. Pay the filing fee through Money Order or credit card using Form G1450.
  • Form ETA 9089 (Sections J-M): This form is crucial for the National Interest Waiver aspect of your EB-2 NIW application. Focus on Sections J-M.
  • Form G-1145 (Optional): Streamline communication by opting for electronic notification of your application status.
  • Form I-907 (Optional): Expedite your processing time by requesting Premium Processing Service (additional fees apply).
  • Comprehensive Petition Letter: Craft a compelling narrative showcasing your qualifications, achievements, and potential contributions to the US.
  • Supporting Evidence: Gather all necessary documentation to back up your claims, including payment receipts for I-140 and I-907 (if applicable).

Step 2: Adjusting Your Status (You and Your Family)

Once your I-140 is approved, it’s time to adjust your and your family members’ status to permanent residents.

  • Form I-485: This is the application for permanent residency or adjustment of status. Fill it out meticulously.
  • Form I-693: Ensure you and your dependents undergo the required medical examinations and vaccinations. Find qualified physicians near you:
  • Form I-765 (Optional): Apply for employment authorization while your I-485 is pending.
  • Form I-131 (Optional): Obtain a travel document if needed while your application is being processed.

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