National Interest Waiver Success: Danny – Private Security Expert
Danny, from Manchester, England spent over 10 years working in the Private Security Industry in war-torn countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan. As a quality assurance and compliance manager, Danny’s job involves making sure that when corporate oil and gas executives and personnel travel to war torn areas to check on their facilities they would be safe. Protecting our access to oil and gas supplies internationally is a vital national interest. In order to make sure that all staff and security forces followed exact ISO 9001 protocols Danny was tasked to audit entire operations as all of the interested facilities to make sure that they were in full compliance. Danny’s job and how he performed it has life of death (or capture) of American personnel consequences.
After examining Danny’s experiences in the Private Security Industry, it became clear that he could qualify for the National Interest Waiver Green Card option, as his skills served a valuable United States interest.
National Interest Waiver Green Card
NIW Green Card, also known as the “National Interest Waiver,” is designed to allow Aliens of Exceptional Ability who’s skills provide a significant benefit to the national interest of the United States to apply for a Green Card. The NIW is a self-sponsored Green Card application, which means you do not need a US employer to sponsor you. Instead our focus is on helping you demonstrate that your particular set of skills can benefit the United States in a wider sense, as outlined above in Danny’s case, as opposed to having just a local impact.
Below are the areas where Congress has determined your skill set may be of National Interest:
- Ability to improve the US economy
- Ability to improve wages and working conditions of the US workers
- Ability to improve educational and training programs for the US
- Ability to improve healthcare
- Ability to provide more affordable housing
- Ability to improve the environment and natural resources
- Admission is requested by an interested US government agency
Once you have determined one of the above area in which you can provide improvement for the US, you will also be required to satisfy three of the following categories:
- Official academic record showing that you have a degree, diploma, certificate, or similar award from a college, university, school, or other institution of learning relating to your area of exceptional ability; [More…]
- Letters documenting at least 10 years of full-time experience in your occupation; [More…]
- A license to practice your profession or certification for your profession or occupation; [More…]
- Evidence that you have commanded a salary or other remuneration for services that demonstrates your exceptional ability; [More…]
- Membership in a professional association(s); [More…]
- Recognition for your achievements and significant contributions to your industry or field by your peers, government entities, professional or business organizations; [More…]
- Other comparable evidence of eligibility is also acceptable. [More…]
Danny’s NIW Story
Danny had never lived in the United States before, but had visited numerous times while working with the British Army. During one of his visits, Danny participated in conducting the largest joint US/UK exercise replicating the World War II invasion in North Carolina.
It is clear that Danny’s desire to move to the United States was in the national interest of the US; Danny ‘s skill set qualified him to work with a number of US government agencies.
In Danny’s case, organization was key. In his testimonial, Danny stated that “ensuring your data is in order first and foremost makes the process easier. It is not an easy process by any means, but if you want it enough, it is thoroughly worth it.”
Achieving Green Card Status
According to Danny, “the experience was very good all round, [but] it is a nervous period of time because once we submitted [the application], I had tried miserably to put it to the back of mind and carry on with life as normal but that is very hard to do.” Many of our clients experience this anxiety, and it is completely normal. However, once you receive that approval notice, it all becomes worth it.
When Danny received the approval notification he was elated. For him and his family, it was the Christmas present they were waiting for. When Danny received the approval notice “printed out the official approval notice…and put it in a envelope for a Christmas present” for his wife to open on Christmas Day.
Below is what Danny wrote to us after he’d been to the Embassy: –
“We have just got back from our London embassy interview and all approved. They did say that they couldn’t find our medical records but the medical company has just let us know that the embassy now has them.
We Can Help
Fulfilling our clients dream of achieving their NIW Approval and thus securing a green card is our goal. If you think you, like Danny, could qualify for the EB2/NIW Green Card contact our offices. We can look through your achievements and qualifications and give you an expert opinion. Call our offices today to schedule your free consultation, or fill out the consultation form on this page.
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