EB 2-C Visa

EB 2-C Visa: National Interest Waiver


Foreign nationals who have exceptional ability, or an advanced degree, and who can demonstrate that their contribution or work will substantially benefit the national interest of the United States are eligible for this visa.

What Is A National Interest Waiver?

This means that the requirement for labor certification be waived for a suitable candidate who can demonstrate that his/her contribution during employment is in the national interest of the US.

Who Qualifies?

Non-USA citizens or foreign nationals with proof of exceptional abilities are eligible provided they can demonstrate that their legal permanent residence would benefit the country. Such candidates do not need a pre-existing job offer.

Who Files The EB 2-C Visa?

Foreign nationals seeking a national interest waiver may self-petition (they do not need an employer to sponsor them) and may file their labor certification directly with USCIS along with their Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker.


Who Gets The Biggest Benefit Of EB 2-C Visa?

The alien worker gets the maximum benefit of the EB 2-C visa because such as candidate gets to live permanently in the US and practice his area of work. It is especially beneficial for advanced degree holders, researchers, post-doctoral research fellows, PhD students, researchers or scholars.

How Do You Prove Your Qualification?

By providing at least 3 of the following proofs/documents

  • A document proof of an academic qualification in your field of exceptional ability.
  • Documents from previous employers or organizations proving that you have at least 10 years of full-time work experience in your field.
  • A professional license, if needed for your profession.
  • Documents proving that you earn a salary appropriate to your level of exceptional ability.
  • Membership of professional associations in your field.
  • Documents, letters or certificates proving that your contributions to your field have been recognized by your peers, such as prizes and awards.
  • Any other equivalent evidence.