EB-2 NIW Success for Researcher & Professor

Our team was able to successfully demonstrate our client’s qualifications for meeting the EB-2 NIW criteria by providing comprehensive documentation and a compelling argument, leading to the approval application in a quick time frame! 


A National Interest Waiver, under the EB-2 category, requires stringent criteria to be met to qualify. By obtaining an NIW, petitioners can avoid the PERM Labor Certification process. The first NIW requirement is that the alien must show that their endeavor has substantial merit and national importance. The second NIW requirement is that the foreign national must be able to advance the proposed endeavor and the final requirement is that the applicant present evidence that the U.S. would benefit on balance to waive the job offer criteria for an EB-2. Learn how we put all these components together to build a compelling case.

The Case

Our client possessed an exceptional academic background, holding dual master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in Business. His professional endeavors as a Clinical Assistant Professor have centered on investigating the transformative impact of technology on the marketing landscape, specifically focusing on cybersecurity.

His research, delving into the intersection of technology, user decision-making, and information security, bears national significance, contributing valuable insights that extend beyond the realms of the economy to encompass national security. With an unwavering commitment to advancing knowledge, our client aspires to further explore and impart his expertise through teaching.

Endorsements from fellow experts underscore the merit of our client’s pursuits, with discussions emphasizing the potential for major advancements within their respective organizations. In-depth conversations revealed the adaptability of these organizations to ever-evolving customer needs. Notably, our client’s groundbreaking research introduced the concept of an attention-based dynamic threshold, providing a nuanced understanding of the factors influencing adoption decisions.

Continuously exploring new theoretical perspectives, our client’s work extends beyond the information systems field, significantly contributing to the comprehension of cybersecurity breaches that pose threats to U.S. national security. By showcasing a history of successful research, a distinguished role as a professor, and notable endorsements, we constructed a compelling case highlighting our client’s vital role in serving the national interest.

The Verdict

We needed to explain how a permanent residency in the U.S. would help our client continue to make valuable contributions to the scientific field in the future. The enduring impact of our client’s work reinforces the importance of securing a permanent place within the U.S., ensuring the continued advancement of knowledge and the safeguarding of national interests. Within less than a month our client’s case was approved.

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Obtaining the NIW approval for our client was a tremendous benefit to him, and as we demonstrated, in the national interest of the United States. We have helped countless professionals from around the world obtain status under various employment pathways and we’re confident we can help you too! Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started!