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How to Earn an American “Green Card” Without a Job Offer (or a Trip to the Altar) – the “National Interest Waiver”

How to Earn an American “Green Card” Without a Job Offer (or a Trip to the Altar) – the “National Interest Waiver”

Published: 20 May 2020

The “National Interest Waiver” (or “NIW”) is a test for foreign nationals who are applying for U.S. permanent residence based on their work in their field of expertise, to determine if they may be approved for permanent residence on their own, without a job offer from a U.S. employer. To qualify, the applicant, called a “self-petitioner,” must either be a "member of the professions holding a...

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