Michigan National Interest Waiver Lawyer

Individuals With Exceptional Ability or Advanced Degrees

Although labor certification is required for most individuals with employment-based visas, some individuals may be eligible to immigrate to the United States without certification from a U.S. employer. Labor certification is a complex set of steps requiring the employer to obtain a prevailing wage determination from the Federal government, go through an intensive recruiting and advertising campaign, file documentation with the Department of Labor, and finally a petition with the Immigration Service.

On the other hand, a national interest waiver allows individuals to avoid the labor certification process (including the ability to self-petition) for an employment-based visa. People who are eligible for national interest waivers include aliens with exceptional ability or people who have advanced degrees who are determined to be performing work in the national interest. Although most national interest waivers are for engineering and scientific occupations, any field can qualify.

If you are interested in applying, it is important to work with an experienced Michigan national interest waiver attorney. A good lawyer can help you understand the strength of your case and the steps you should take to help ensure your petition is approved. At the law office of Richard W. Pierce, P.C., that is exactly what we do. We have been helping individuals across the nation with immigration matters since 1982, and we can help you focus your efforts in the right places.

Applying for a National Interest Waiver

The unfortunate reality is that there are many people who might be successful but who have not properly pursued their national interest waivers. Care must be taken to help ensure that all required standards have been met before a successful national interest petition can be filed.

Filing a petition is time and labor intensive. In order to qualify, you need to gather reference letters from around world. When you work with us, we can help make sure you generate the documents you need to meet the national standards.

Contact an Experienced Ann Arbor National Interest Waiver Requirements Lawyer

When individuals contact us with questions about national interest waivers, we are thorough in our analysis regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their cases. The application process is rigorous, and it is tough to be accepted for a national interest waiver. When we meet individuals we believe would qualify for national interest waivers, we advocate zealously on their behalves. However, we never encourage individuals to pursue waivers if we question the strength of their cases.

If you are thinking of applying or wondering about the next steps in your application, we can help. Contact us online or call 734-707-9396 to schedule your initial consultation.