EB-2 NIW Attorney in San Jose Helping You Get to the United States for Employment Opportunities
There are many reasons to come to the United States, and a wealth of job opportunities is one of them. There are more than 11 million open jobs in America right now, according to cnbc.com, and there are not enough workers to fill the spots. Employment is plentiful, and there is much opportunity for immigrants to make their mark here.
However, the green card process is often long and tedious, and only some immigrants qualify. The solution is an EB-2 NIW (“national interest waiver”) visa — a popular choice among immigrants that does not require sponsorship. Plus, there is no requirement for a job offer.
Many steps are involved in an EB-2 NIW visa, including significant documentation. Our immigration attorney will determine your eligibility and help you prepare and file the paperwork to pursue your employment dreams in the United States.
What Educational Requirements are Needed for an EB-2 NIW?
Anyone can apply for an EB-2 NIW visa, though there are certain educational requirements. When you speak with our immigration attorney, we will review your background and skillset and ensure you meet the criteria. Unlike an EB-2, you do not need to get your employer involved to help fill out the forms for an EB-2 NIW.
An applicant pursuing an EB-2 NIW visa must have an advanced degree or equivalent education in a professional field. Professions might include professors, researchers, teachers, and technology or business professionals in the following fields:
We can better assess your professional background during our consultation. We will determine which category makes sense for your application.
Can I Still Apply with a Bachelor’s Degree?
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) generally requires an applicant for these visa categories to have a Master’s or another advanced degree; however, applicants with a bachelor’s degree and five years of work experience in a specialized field can still pursue an EB-2 NIW visa.
For individuals with a bachelor’s degree but no relevant work experience, our attorneys can discuss possible ways to prove your exceptional abilities in the field as part of the application process.
If you have a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue employment opportunities in the United States, we can help determine if you qualify. We can discuss the steps to get you there or possible alternatives if you don’t.
Who Qualifies for an EB-2 NIW?
A person with advanced educational skills and equivalent work experience will likely qualify for an EB-2 NIW visa. As a starting point, a foreign person must meet academic requirements, such as a master’s or bachelor’s degree with progressive equivalent field experience.
Because an EB-2 NIW includes a national interest waiver, there are additional requirements a candidate must meet to fulfill this. There is a three-pronged test: a candidate’s endeavors must have substantial merit and importance, the candidate must be capable of advancing the proposed work, and there must be significant benefits for the United States.
There are many nuances when applying for an EB-2 NIW, and our attorney can guide you through the process. Schedule case evaluation to see if an EB-2 or EB-2 NIW is the right choice. Call our firm today: 408-402-4967.