Permanent Employment Based Immigration
- An outstanding professor or researcher with at least three years of experience in teaching or research in the academic area, who is recognized internationally as outstanding.
- A person, who in the three years preceding the filing of this petition, has been employed in a primarily managerial or executive capacity for at least one year by a firm or corporation or other legal entity and who seeks to enter the United States to continue to render services to the same employer, or to a subsidiary or affiliate, in a capacity that is managerial or executive (“Multinational Manager”).
- A person of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics demonstrated by sustained national or international acclaim and whose achievements have been recognized in the field (“Extraordinary ability”).
- A member of the professions holding an advanced degree.
- An alien with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business who will substantially benefit the national economy, cultural or educational interests, or welfare of the United States.
What is a National Interest Waiver?
A National Interest Waiver is a beautiful thing as it eliminates the need for a labor certification (see the discussion of the PERM program). The individual seeking a national interest waiver is requesting that the labor certification be waived because it is in the national interest of the United States.
- The person’s proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance;
- The person is well positioned to advance the proposed endeavor;
- On balance, it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the job offer and labor certification requirement of the EB2 category.
- A skilled worker (requiring at least two years of specialized training or experience in the skill) to perform labor for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.
- A member of the professions with a baccalaureate degree.
- An unskilled worker (requiring less than two years of specialized training or experience) to perform labor for which qualified workers are not available in the United States.