The NIW sub-category involves members of the professions who hold advanced degrees or persons of exceptional ability.
Although EB-2 petitions generally require a sponsoring employer and an approved individual labor certification, those who qualify under the NIW sub-category may self-petition without the need of an employer.
The need for a labor certification is waived to qualified individuals because it is in the interest of the United States. In order to qualify, you must satisfy the following requirements:
* Evidence of the benefits that the proposed employment will be national in scope.
* Evidence of employment in an area of substantial intrinsic merit.
* Evidence demonstrating that waiving the labor certification would benefit the national interests of the United States.