Should I Hire a Lawyer for My NIW Petition?

After deciding to pursue immigration to the United States with an NIW, you’ll have to decide whether you will hire a lawyer to prepare your petition or if you opt to do it yourself. Hiring a lawyer for an NIW petition streamlines the process and increases the likelihood that your petition will be successful. However, this service will cost around $5,000 and you still need … Continue reading Should I Hire a Lawyer for My NIW Petition?

The Three Prongs of the NIW

As discussed in my earlier post, an NIW is an advantageous method for qualified individuals to start the process toward a green card. This method allows the petitioner to receive a waiver of a job offer before labor certification. The NIW petition, however, is complicated and certain evidence must be provided by the foreign national. The core of any NIW petition is satisfying the three … Continue reading The Three Prongs of the NIW

What is the National Interest Wavier (NIW)?

Unless you are familiar with United States immigration processes, you’ve probably never heard of the national interest waiver (NIW). Even then, the NIW is a path to a green card reserved for the select few. For them though, the NIW is the first step towards becoming a permeant resident in the United States. The national interest waiver (NIW) is an employment-based petition in the EB2 … Continue reading What is the National Interest Wavier (NIW)?