Here at True North, we’re big fans of self-petitioning when it’s possible. Why? Because it gives you more flexibility during the filing process and puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to making progress. We’ve seen plenty of clients who, after working with an attorney and spending upwards of $15,000, only got a disappointing response from their lawyer. Plus, when the attorney hangs onto the Request for Evidence (RFE), it stops the client from being able to seek a second opinion.

That’s why our advice is to keep the reins in your own hands – take full control of the process!

We can provide assistance for all aspects of the petition process, although we encourage self-petitioning. In the following sections, we will outline the necessary components for a successful petition:

    • Professional Résumé
    • EB-2
    • EB-5

A well-prepared resume is crucial when seeking an employment-based (EB) visa petition, as it provides an opportunity to showcase your qualifications, experience, and skills, demonstrating how well-suited you are for the proposed endeavour. Therefore, presenting this information in a clear and accurate manner is of utmost importance.

Never underestimate the power of a properly prepared resume! When a USCIS officer reviews your evidence, a professional resume can leave a lasting positive impression. As your resume is required in the early stages of the petition process, such as during preliminary evaluation, it is essential to put your best foot forward. Ensure your resume is well-written, up-to-date, and free of errors. By doing so, you’ll significantly increase the likelihood of success in your EB visa petition.

To apply for an EB-2 or EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW), you must demonstrate that you meet the NIW requirements and that your work serves the national interest of the United States. Below is a list of documents and evidence you may need to submit:

    1. Form I-140: This petition for immigrant worker is essential for filing with USCIS to obtain an NIW.
    2. Educational qualifications: Provide documentation verifying your education and training, showcasing your ability to perform the work. Obtaining a foreign credential evaluation can be beneficial.
    3. Work experience: Submit documentation of your full-time work experience in your field, demonstrating significant accomplishments.
    4. Recommendation letters: Include letters from experts in your field who can vouch for your skills and achievements.
    5. Contributions to your field: Present documentation proving your significant contributions to your field, indicating that your work serves the national interest of the United States.
    6. National interest evidence: Provide documentation demonstrating that your work is in the United States’ national interest, such as its substantial impact on the economy, health, education, or other areas of national importance.
    7. Job offers or job creation: Although not mandatory for the NIW, evidence of job offers or job creation in your field can bolster your case.

The list above highlights some of the documents and evidence you might need when filing for an EB-2 or EB-2 NIW. Collaborating with professional consultants like us is crucial, as we can help you identify the specific evidence to submit and present your case in the most compelling manner.

To apply for an EB-5 visa, also known as the immigrant investor visa, you must submit various documents and evidence to prove that you meet the program’s requirements. The following list details the key documents and evidence you need to provide:

    • Proof of investment: Submit documentation demonstrating you have invested at least $1.8 million in a new commercial enterprise in the United States, or a minimum of $900,000 if the investment is in a targeted employment area.
    • Evidence of the source of funds: Provide documentation indicating the source of the funds used for the investment, which may include bank statements, tax returns, and other financial documents.
    • Business plan: Submit a comprehensive business plan that outlines the nature of the new commercial enterprise, the jobs to be created, and the investment timeline.
    • Evidence of job creation: Present documentation that confirms your investment has created or will create at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers.
    • Proof of legal status: Provide documentation showing you are legally in the United States or are eligible to apply for an EB-5 visa from outside the country.
    • Personal documents: Submit personal documents such as your passport, birth certificate, and marriage certificate.
    • Additional evidence: You may need to provide further evidence proving you meet the program’s requirements, such as documentation of your business experience or education.

Working with professional consultants like us is vital, as we can help identify the specific evidence needed and present your case compellingly. The EB-5 program can be complex, so receiving the appropriate legal guidance can significantly increase your application’s chances of success.

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.