This case involved a young, highly talented biomedical engineer from India, working with a team developing a new cutting technology that will serve an unmet medical need. For due to client confidentiality, further details may not be revealed.
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What is a National Interest Waiver and Who Qualifies?
An national interest waiver is for advanced degree/exceptional ability workers who are seeking an exemption from the labor certification process and job offer requirement. The labor certification process is discussed in the EB2 and EB3 overview. To be qualified for a national interest waiver, in addition to meeting the requirements for EB2, the worker’s presence must prospectively substantially benefit the national economy, cultural or educational interests, or welfare of the United States.
There is not specific statutory definition of “national interest,” however a petitioner should confirm many relevant societal benefits of tangible national interest. A successful NIW applicant must satisfy a three-pronged test to be granted a waiver of the labor certification requirement.