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Tech Companies Want New Rules for Children of Highly Skilled Visa Holders

June 9, 2022
One way to help highly skilled workers who want to move to the United States is to create a more flexible policy for their children to remain in the U.S. past the age of 21.

Patents and the NIW Application

March 29, 2022
Patents are not easy to come by, but if you have one and are applying for a NIW, such intellectual property can strengthen your overall case and speed up adjudication time.

USCIS Expands Criteria for National Interest Waiver (NIW) Candidates

January 26, 2022
The USCIS has expanded their NIW criteria for highly skilled individuals in the science and technology fields. Those applying for an NIW can forgo the Department of Labor’s lengthy certification process.

What is a Good Resource for NIW Applicants?

January 19, 2022
Looking at the advantages of using an online publishing platform for research and publication sharing.

Making a Case for an Expedited Processing Request

November 22, 2021
Making an expedited processing request is not the same as a premium processing request for an I-140 application. Be sure to follow the below steps if you are interested in this procedure.

Why the Grant Review Process is so Important for NIW Applicants

August 20, 2021
Grant recipients know their area of expertise well. They should use the grant review process as a learning tool for the NIW application and identifying specifics of their proposed endeavor.

The National Interest Waiver and Environmental Science

August 17, 2021
Maintaining a healthy and prosperous economy in the U.S. is also dependent on the health of the environment. Pursuing an NIW in the field of environmental science should absolutely be considered in the national interest.

National Interest Waiver for Other Health Professionals

August 16, 2021
Counselors might be eligible for a NIW if their approach to counseling is novel and they are undertaking cutting edge research on issues that adversely affect the American public. 

The EB-2 Visa Category vs. the National Interest Waiver

August 13, 2021
There are certain advantages and drawbacks for some applicants who might be considering the EB-2 employment visa as opposed to the EB-2 national interest waiver.

Using the NSF as a Resource for your NIW Application

August 11, 2021
The National Science Foundation has an abundance of grant opportunities, and should also serve as a guide for prospective NIW applicants to understanding the pressing challenges/research needs in their field or proposed endeavor.
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