Having the option to self-petition for your green card is one of the main advantages of the EB2 national interest waiver. You can avoid the difficulty of looking for a U.S. employer who will sponsor your immigrant petition through the application of the national interest waiver.
For an applicant to qualify for an EB2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) visa, they must possess extraordinary ability in their particular field. This includes those with bachelor’s degree plus five years of experience, advanced degrees such as a master’s degree or higher, and individuals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in the sciences, arts, business or certain other fields.
Furthermore, it is important to note that applicants may also qualify on the basis of sustained leadership over an extended period of time in their field and can show proof of this experience with documents such as letters from employers and/or clients that attest to the applicant’s exceptional ability and qualifications in the field.
In terms of publications, it is important to note that the number of publications and citations needed for an NIW application varies depending on the applicant’s specific field – in fact some fields do not even require citations. However, having peer-reviewed articles published in reputable academic journals is very helpful for the majority of applicants.
These are only some of the requirements to apply for an EB2 NIW visa, which is a great option for those seeking to become permanent residents of the United States.
In conclusion, for an individual to successfully qualify for an EB2 NIW visa they must demonstrate extraordinary ability and achievement within their field, as well as having sufficient evidence to back up this claim. By doing so, they will increase their chances of receiving approval and being granted entry into the United States under this particular visa category.
If you have questions relating to an EB-2 NIW visa or immigration, we would be happy to review your case, guide you through the necessary legal procedures, and answer any questions you have about your application.