Isenção por Interesse Nacional – NIW
National Interest Waiver
This is an Employment-Based second preference category (EB2), and aliens seeking a national interest waiver are requesting that the Labor Certification be waived because it is in the interest of the United States. Though the jobs that qualify for a national interest waiver are not defined by statute, national interest waivers are usually granted to those who have exceptional ability (see above) and whose employment in the United States would greatly benefit the nation. Those seeking a national interest waiver may self-petition (they do not need an employer to sponsor them) and may file their labor certification directly with USCIS along with their Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker.
Aliens can apply for NIW on F1 status. While the NIW petition is pending, the alien may also make additional green card applications in other categories.
Popular Professions for this category
– Ph. D students