Green Cards For People With Advanced Degrees

Some immigrants are allowed to come to the United States to work lawfully with green cards because of special qualifications such as the following:

  • They have master's degrees or higher in sciences, arts or business.
  • Their proposed employment position is in the national interest of the United States. In other words, the position has substantial intrinsic merit and will be important to the whole United States rather than any particular company, city or region.

Immigrants applying for the national interest waiver will need to show evidence of outstanding accomplishments in their fields. They will need to demonstrate that they are prepared to make noteworthy accomplishments in the national interest of the U.S.

In particular, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services may look for evidence that an individual's proposed work will improve the U.S. economy, improve wages and working conditions for U.S. workers, improve education and programs for U.S. children, improve health care, provide more affordable housing, improve the U.S. environment, or fulfill a government agency's request for workers with particular qualifications. When there is verification of eligibility for a national interest waiver, labor certification (PERM) is not necessary.

A successful green card petition on the basis of a particular advanced degree does require an employer to file an application for labor certification and can allow an immigrant to avoid waiting.

Miley & Brown, P.C., guides employees and employers through green card and employment visa applications. Our law firm has a strong record of successful outcomes.

Green Card Law Firm In North Texas — Advanced Degree Immigration — Attorneys Offer Consultations

Ultimately, hiring an immigration lawyer can save you time, money and frustration as you pursue permanent residency. You may qualify for an advanced degree visa or green card on the basis of special considerations. You may possess qualifications that are in the national interest of the U.S. Contact us to discuss how our Dallas national interest waiver green card attorneys can analyze your case. We are well-qualified to recommend the most likely-to-succeed course of action.

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