USCIS policy alert on national interest waivers for advanced
National Interest Waivers Guidance.
USCIS provided updated guidance on requests for “National Interest Waivers”
related to job offer and labor certification requirements for advanced degree professionals and individuals of exceptional ability. The Biden administration aims to remove barriers to legal immigration under Executive Order 14012 restoring faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening Integration and Inclusion Efforts for New Americans.
The updated guidance also promotes effective and efficient processing of benefits consistent with the executive order. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,
Today announced updated guidance
On adjudicating requests regarding job offer and labor certification requirements for certain advanced degree professionals and individuals of exceptional ability.
Individuals seeking a national interest waiver.
must show evidence of an advanced degree,
or exceptional ability and must also meet three factors,
that USCIS uses to determine, in its discretion,
whether it is in the national interest that USCIS,
waive the requirement of a job offer, and thus the labor certification.