EB2 NIW Blog posts

Welcome to the EB2 NIW blog! Find all the answers to your  questions here

In this section I will write about key topics related to green card applications. More specifically, I will touch on important areas related to EB-2 National Interest Waiver issues, such as cost, processing time, premium processing, similarities and differences with other GC categories, specific examples of eligible profiles…

In summary, I will try to go over the things I wish I knew when I started the process of putting together my own application. I applied for my green card in 2019 with no attorneys and I had to navigate the world of USCIS with what I found online and help from friends. Now it is the time for me to share the knowledge I gained through that process.

In addition, if you have ideas for any niche you would like to learn more about, please let me know by sending us a message in the Contact page. I would love to hear your feedback.

By the way, if you are looking for a way to follow the latest news by USCIS, I can’t recommend their Twitter account enough. However, keep in mind that they are not exclusively about our favorite EB-2 NIW greencard category.

Enjoy the reading!

Most recent blog posts:

Visa Bulletin October 2023
The Visa Bulletin for October 2023 allows you to use Table B
October 2023 Visa Bulletin was released by Department of State and USCIS and it comes with some news.  On one hand, Table A (Final Action Dates) does not change much for most countries. In fact EB-2 advances only 7 days from September to October, with a date of July 8, 2023 in October. October is the first month of Fiscal Year 2024 The Fiscal...
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Can we blame some of USCIS mistakes on influx of new officers? Victoria Chen thinks so
Victoria Chen, lawyer at the North America Immigration Law Group, has recently posted a message on her LinkedIn account voicing something that many have thought about. She brings the attention to the recent influx of new USCIS officers and how they may be behind some of the common mistakes observed in the adjudication of EB2 NIW cases. In this article...
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Can your family join your EB2 NIW green card application?
Many prospective EB-2 NIW applicants ask if their family can join them in case their I-140 gets approved. In this article we will review how family is dealt with in employment-based green card applications such as the National Interest Waiver.  We will review who may be included and who may not, and we will touch on important aspects of the law...
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EB2 NIW Success Story: Davide, an entomologist that went from grad student to green card holder
Davide is an Italian entomologist currently completing his PhD studies in a US University. He studied in Europe and did an internship in South Africa. Knowing that his passion was the study of insects, and particularely the study of parasitic wasps, he decided to continue his training with a doctorate degree. While finding funding for his research in...
Canada wants you
Navigating Layoffs in the Tech Sector: The US Green Card Option and Canada's New Immigration Opportunities
In this article, we explore options available for highly skilled foreign tech workers facing layoffs in the US, including Green Card routes and new immigration opportunities in Canada. Layoffs and the H-1B Visa Situation The past couple of years have seen an increase in layoffs, especially in the tech sector. Layoffs come in waves and we are seeing...
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Appeals for EB2 NIW: should you consider it?
If you have faced a petition denial, this guide will walk you through the appeal process, discuss timelines, costs, and success rates, providing clarity on whether an appeal is the right path for you. Appeals for EB2 NIW and for other green card categories are possible, but as usual, one will need to evaluate several factors before deciding! Of course,...
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EB2 NIW Success Story: Abhi, a cybersecurity expert
In this post, we will talk about Abhi, an expert in cybersecurity, who got his I-140 for an EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card approved in just two weeks.  We will look into how he did this, how he showed his endeavor is important for America, how he showed he’s qualified, and his advice for others planning to go through this process. Abhi...
ETA-9089 form new version
New version of ETA-9089 form
Screenshot of new version of ETA-9089 The Department of Labor has released a statement announcing they will finally issue a new version of form ETA-9089. This form is known as the Application for Labor Certification and EB-2 NIW applicants need to include it in their petition package.  I say “finally” because the current version...
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Understanding Retrogression: What It Means, Why It Happens, and How to Manage It
What is Retrogression? In this blog post, we will discuss the concept of retrogression. Retrogression generally means “the process of returning to an earlier state, typically a worse one”, according to Google. In the context of the green card process, retrogression refers to the backward movement of priority dates, resulting in a longer...
Azeez success story EB2 NIW civil engineer
EB2 NIW Success Story: Azeez, a civil engineering PhD student
Azzez’s story is one of a Do-It-Yourself man. He clearly has no fear about taking his matters into his own hands. And he did exactly that with his immigration future, when he decided to apply for an EB2 NIW green card all by himself.  He used online resources, such as the USCIS website and my YouTube channel, to educate himself about...
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