The EB-2 visa is designed to attract a distinct set of skilled individuals. This visa category targets professionals holding advanced degrees, such as master’s or doctorate degrees, and national interest waiver applicants who possess exceptional abilities in the fields of science, arts, or business. These abilities must be demonstrated by a consistent record of accomplishment and contributions to their respective sectors.

The EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) is a special type of employment-based visa created for foreign nationals whose work holds great value for the United States. This visa makes it easier for these talented individuals to get a green card by skipping the labor certification process. The NIW is perfect for those with exceptional abilities in the sciences, arts, or business sectors and whose work is considered nationally important.

For those applying for the EB-2 NIW, there are three main requirements to meet:

    1. Exceptional ability: You’ll need to prove that you’re exceptionally talented in your field, whether it’s in the sciences, arts, or business. This usually means showing that you have a level of expertise that’s way beyond what most people in your industry have.
    2. National interest: You also have to prove that your work is really important to the U.S. To do this, you should demonstrate that your work has significant merit and national importance, that you’re well-equipped to drive your proposed endeavor forward, and that waiving the job offer and labor certification requirements would ultimately be good for the country.
    3. Self-petition: One great thing about the EB-2 NIW is that it lets you apply by yourself, without needing a job offer or a U.S. employer to sponsor you.

The EB-2 NIW is especially popular among folks in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, as well as those who excel in business and the arts. This visa allows them to use their exceptional knowledge and skills to boost the U.S. economy, all without needing a job offer or labor certification.

However, keep in mind that the EB-2 NIW is very competitive, and the application process can be quite tricky, so not everyone who applies will be successful. To improve your chances, it’s a good idea to seek the help of an experienced immigration attorney who can guide you through the ins and outs of the process.

What Sets True North Apart?

Unlike the majority of immigration attorneys, who often lack the expertise to create comprehensive business plans and choose to rely on external professional business plan writers, True North’s experienced business and legal consultant brings a unique skill set to the table. Our consultant not only has an in-depth understanding of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ requirements for employment-based immigration, but also possesses a wealth of experience in crafting business plans.

This unique background enables True North to adopt an innovative approach, developing a hybrid plan that expertly blends the elements of a conventional business plan with aspects addressing the Dhanasar criteria. As a result, our clients receive a more compelling and cohesive petition tailored to their specific needs.