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  • EB2NIW stands for Employment-Based Second Preference National Interest Waiver. It’s a special visa category that allows individuals with exceptional abilities or advanced degrees to bypass the labor certification process, making it unique compared to other employment-based visas. The program also grants you the freedom to self-petition for a Green Card without the need for employer sponsorship. If you need assistance with the application process, we offer personalized consultations to guide you every step of the way. Click here to get a consultation now!
  • To qualify for EB2NIW, you must demonstrate exceptional abilities or have an advanced degree related to your field of expertise. Additionally, you must prove that your work holds national importance for the United States. If you’re unsure about your eligibility, our team of immigration experts is here to help you assess your qualifications during a consultation.
  • The EB2NIW program offers numerous advantages. Firstly, you can petition for a Green Card on your own, avoiding the need for employer sponsorship. Additionally, the program prioritizes applicants with exceptional abilities and talents, providing you with a pathway to permanent residency and, eventually, U.S. citizenship. With our consultation services, we ensure you fully understand the benefits and make the most of this opportunity.
  • Our EB2NIW Tool-Kit is your comprehensive guide to navigating the entire application process with ease. It provides step-by-step instructions, expert strategies, and invaluable resources such as sample cover letters, reference letters, and personal statements. With our Tool-Kit, you’ll be equipped to present a compelling case that highlights your exceptional abilities and national significance. If you choose our consultation service, our experts will be available to answer your questions and provide tailored guidance throughout the process. Click here to get our EB2NIW Tool-Kit
  • Yes, you can apply for EB2NIW while on a non-immigrant visa status, including an F-1 visa. However, transitioning from a non-immigrant status to a Green Card requires careful planning. Our Tool-Kit offers guidance on the necessary steps to smoothly navigate this process. If you opt for our consultation service, we’ll work with you to create a personalized strategy based on your current immigration status. Click here to learn more!
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  • It really depends on a lot of factors, not just your degree. Most importantly, what are you going to use your degree to do in the US? How is that in the benefit of the US? Does it have merit? Does it have national importance? Are you qualified to do it? Not every field needs publications. So you saying that you just have one publication doesn’t actually mean much because in your field, you might not need publications. But do you have certifications? Do you have a license? Are you a member of professional societies? What are the other things that you have? So you have to look at it holistically and not just look at those two things.
  • Absolutely, airline pilots can also pursue an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa if their work demonstrates significant contributions to our skies
  •  An individual self-petitioner would pay the reduced Asylum Program Fee of $300 when filing Form I-140 as an EB-1A noncitizen of extraordinary ability or as an EB2-NIW. On Form 1-140, such self-petitioners must select Yes in Part 1, Question 6, to indicate that they currently employ a total of 25 or fewer full time employees.
  • The processing time for EB2NIW applications can vary depending on several factors, including the USCIS workload and your specific case. While we can’t guarantee an exact timeframe, our Tool-Kit provides insights into common processing times and tips on how to streamline the process as much as possible. With our consultation service, we’ll keep you informed about the expected timelines and provide updates throughout the journey.
  • Rejections can be disheartening, but don’t worry! Our Tool-Kit includes valuable tips on avoiding common mistakes and pitfalls, increasing your chances of a successful application. If you face any challenges, our team of experienced immigration attorneys, available through our consultation service, will assess the reasons for the rejection and help you develop a stronger application to reapply.
  • Yes, you can include your spouse and unmarried children under 21 years old in your EB2NIW application as dependents. Our consultation service will ensure you understand the process and requirements for including family members and guide you through the steps to make it a smooth process for all. Click HERE to learn more
  • The costs associated with the EB2NIW application can vary, including USCIS filing fees and other expenses such as translation and document preparation. Additionally, the fees for our consultation service will depend on the level of assistance you require. Rest assured, we offer competitive pricing and provide transparency on all associated costs. Click here to learn more
  • No, the consultation service is entirely optional. Our Tool-Kit is designed to empower you with the knowledge and resources to handle the application process independently. However, for those seeking personalized guidance and reassurance, our consultation service is available to offer expert support every step of the way. Click here to make a purchase

Yes, Premium Processing is now on the table for EB2 NIW I-140 applications!

Here are a few key things to know:

  • You’ll need to fill out a separate Form I-907 and pay an additional fee ($2,500).
  • The USCIS usually processes Premium cases within 45 calendar days, but this timeline can vary.
  • Make sure to double-check the current processing times and eligibility criteria to ensure you’re eligible for Premium Processing.
  • Yes, you can use your undergraduate achievements. Remember that you should have at least a bachelor’s degree. But all of the achievements that you get during your undergrad, you can use them. If you have just a bachelor’s degree, you need to show you have at least five years of work experience, especially if you’re going to apply on the basis of an advanced degree. 
  • Form 1-140: $715
  • Asylum Program Fee: $300
  • ETA 9089: $0
  • ETA 9089 Appendix A
  • ETA 9089- Final Determination (please sign and submit a fully executed copy of page 2)
  • Form I-907 (is optional for premium processing): $2,805
  • Question 5: Please answer based on your current situation, For most self petitioners, the answer is “NO.
  • Please note that if you answer “Yes” to Question 5, you need to provide additional evidence to support your eligibility as a non profit.
  • Question 6: On Form I-140, self-petitioners MUST select “Yes” in Part 1, Question 6, to indicate that they currently employ a total of 25 or fewer full time employees. Based on this answer, you must include the Asylum Program Fee for a small employer which is $300.