An NIW case study that found National Importance for an applicant who proposed to develop and distribute a mobile app for people with disabilities.
Khadija DerrickNovember 27, 2023
A successful proposed endeavor may indicate the potential of advancing the field, such as by developing new procedures or products that offer improvements over conventional solutions, deliver services or products in a large scale, or offer the potential to broadly…
Khadija DerrickNovember 24, 2023
By following the four steps – meeting the threshold, national importance, expert letters, and track record of success – you can significantly increase your chances at obtaining the green card under the NIW pathway.
Khadija DerrickSeptember 27, 2023
Generally it could be challenging for financial professionals to find a strong angle for EB-2 NIW, but there are strategies such as focusing on innovations to the field of finance as a whole and showing large scale economic impact.
Khadija DerrickSeptember 26, 2023
For a successful NIW application, entrepreneurs need to present sufficient details and supporting documentation of a broader impact on the field, beyond benefitting their company and clients.
Khadija DerrickSeptember 22, 2023
For an NIW petition for a dentist to succeed, it is important to identify the innovative contributions the applicant can offer to the field of dentistry as a whole.
Khadija DerrickSeptember 20, 2023
A degree in and of itself is not sufficient to meet the Well Positioned requirement for the NIW, but junior researchers can rely on alternative forms of evidence such as a letter from a government agency.
Khadija DerrickJuly 13, 2023
We just had a EB2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) I-140 petition approved from USCIS Texas Service Center in three weeks after it was filed with premium processing.
This post present a case study of EB1A approval a public relations (PR) professional, which provides guidance into the types of evidence USCIS is looking for in an EB1A petition.
There is no minimum number of U.S. job creation or revenue generation in the regulations or case law that the government defines as “substantial” at a level to satisfy national importance. Applicants can benefit from developing additional arguments why their…
Khadija DerrickJuly 7, 2023
To support national importance for NIW, the applicant can focus on their innovative approach or technology that is different and better than the conventional approach in their field. Innovation can impact the field as a whole, and therefore the benefits…
Khadija DerrickJuly 6, 2023
Prevailing case law does not consider activities teaching or mentoring junior professionals to have an impact to the field to support a finding of “national importance” for the NIW.
Khadija DerrickJuly 5, 2023
A clear and detailed narrative of the impact of Petitioner’s research is needed to make the connection between an individual’s previous work and proposed endeavor to support “well positioned” for the NIW.
Khadija DerrickJuly 4, 2023
This post discusses a successful AAO case study of a software developer and entrepreneur who self-petitioned for a NIW and was ultimately approved, which shows the key factors that contribute to a strong NIW case.
Khadija DerrickJuly 3, 2023
This post summarizes the nuances of how expert letters play different roles in O1, EB1, and NIW petitions and how they are prepared differently.
Khadija DerrickJune 30, 2023
Publications can be used to demonstrate the applicant’s expertise, highlight the applicant’s contributions, and showcase the influence the applicant’s work has had on the field and indicate their future work will be just as influential, which is key to an…
Khadija DerrickJune 29, 2023
EB2 NIW and PERM are both popular options for foreign workers who seek a U.S. green card through employment. This post will compare these two options and discuss which circumstances may be best suited for either option.
Khadija DerrickJune 21, 2023
This post dispels some common myths about NIW and introduces some reasons why partnering with an experienced lawyer could significantly benefit you in applying for NIW.
Khadija DerrickJune 20, 2023
Filing a standalone I-140 and indicating consular processing will not invalidate an applicant’s current F-1 status, but may cause issues if you need to apply for a new F-1 visa or to change status.
Khadija DerrickJune 14, 2023
This post analyzes an NIW approval case study for an environmental engineer, which shows how a research professional in agricultural sciences can prepare a strong application.
Khadija DerrickJune 13, 2023
This post analyzes an NIW approval case study for a transportation researcher, which shows how a research professional in a specific field in data science can prepare a strong application.
Khadija DerrickJune 12, 2023
Engineers without papers or patents could showcase the impact of their work possibly by combining a letter from a company insider and objective evidence of the commercial success of a product attributable to their work, and by a record of…
Khadija DerrickJune 9, 2023
Small consulting firms can also be approved for an NIW, depending on what kind of impact it can make to the industry or society as a whole.
Khadija DerrickJune 6, 2023
As a part of the EB2 NIW green card application, applicant will be required to attend an interview with either a consular officer or a USCIS officer. This post will demystify the process and go over what applicants can expect…
Khadija DerrickJune 5, 2023