EB2 National Interest Waiver

The EB2 national interest waiver (NIW) category involves members of the professions who hold advanced degrees or persons of exceptional ability. There is also a special NIW option for physicians, which is discussed on the MurthyDotCom Physicians page. Although the EB2 category normally requires an employer and a labor certification, the Attorney General may waive this requirement if the work by the applicant is in the national interest.


  • Evidence the foreign national’s proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance
  • Evidence the foreign national is well positioned to advance the proposed endeavor
  • Evidence that, on balance, it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the requirements of a job offer and thus of a labor certification

How We Can Help You

  • The Murthy Law Firm offers assistance and advice in determining the applicant’s eligibility.
  • Murthy Law Firm attorneys assist with preparing documents, including a very detailed summary and analysis based upon law and facts, and submit the petition to the USCIS.

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For NIW (EB2) news, information, complexities, and options, as well as Murthy Law Firm success stories in such cases, see the Employment-Based, Permanent Resident page. You may also search the site for a particular topic, and narrow your search by category.