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NIW (National Interest Waiver)

Niw (National Interest Waiver) in Baltimore

United States-based companies sourcing employees that currently live outside of the country may require the use of the NIW (National Interest Waiver) offered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This area of immigration law is closely related to the EB-2 visas for individuals who possess advanced degrees or exceptional abilities. At the Law Office of Raymond O Griffith in Baltimore, MD, we’re happy to provide guidance for companies and individuals in this matter and provide the necessary immigration law advice so you can continue business as usual. Learn more about NIWs below and contact us today with any questions!

What is an NIW?

Alongside the submission of an immigration law petition, an employer must also demonstrate their ability to sufficiently pay the foreign employee’s wages until his or her permanent residence status is achieved. However, in certain situations, an employer can also request a NIW, which waives this financial requirement because — much like the name suggests — it is in the best interest of the United States as a whole to do so.

Who Qualifies for an NIW?

An NIW starts with the application of a EB-2 visa, which is an employment-based visa in the world of immigration law. Individuals who qualify for this type of residency within the United States are individuals who have exceptional abilities in the arts, sciences, or businesses.

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