Complete Guide to the EB-2/NIW

The NIW or National Interest Waiver or EB-2C type of immigrant visa is a type of visa where foreign national requests for the waiver of the requirement such as the offer of employment and labor certification in the process of employment-based immigration.

Process and Evidence Required for the EB-2C Immigrant Visa

Applicants may file their labor certification directly with USCIS attached with Form I-140, i.e., Petition for Alien Worker, along with the petition materials such as petition letter, recommendation letters, and other documents discussed hereinafter.

It is pertinent to note here that it is only after satisfying the threshold of second preference employment-based immigrant visa, a person can be considered for NIW.

Careful planning can go a long way in increasing the chances of getting an NIW approved.