EB-2—National Interest Waiver
Individuals who apply under this preference category will neither be required to secure labor certification (PERM) from the United States Department of Labor nor will they require a specific offer from a job. Rather, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must determine whether it would be in the nation’s interest to allow such an exemption under this employment-based second-preference category. With that in mind, the USCIS will consider the following aspects of an applicant’s application in order to establish the national interest of his or her employment:
- Whether the applicant pursue employment in an industry that possesses substantial intrinsic merit to the United States;
- Whether the employment of the applicant will benefit the United States on a national level;
- Whether the employment of the applicant will be beneficial enough to offset the national interest of protecting U.S. citizen workers through the normal labor certification process (PERM).
Our Austin immigration attorneys understand just how much will depend on this application; we can help you ensure that your application is as complete and as accurate as it possibly can be.
Consult With an Immigration Attorney in Austin
If you believe that you may qualify for a visa under this preference category, you should consult with one of the Austin immigration attorneys at the William Jang, PLLC, about what you will need to do as you begin the application process. To speak with one of our attorneys in Austin about the particulars of your situation, please call our Austin offices at today.