NIW Processing Flow

NIW Overview
Legal Fees
Processing Steps
Success Stories
Step 1: Free Evaluation (Email Your Resume)
Email your resume to Green Card Link at for a quick assessment of your qualifications for the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver).

Step 2: Personal Response from a Principal Attorney
Green Card Link attorneys will personally respond to your email. The assigned attorney will review your qualifications and advise you on the likelihood of a successful petition. We use the EB1-1/NIW Credential Test, based on USCIS requirements, judicial reviews, Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) decisions, and our firm’s experience, along with the principal attorney’s analysis to evaluate your eligibility for the EB-2 NIW classification.

Steps After Evaluation:
Sign Agreement
Pay Attorney Fee
Receive Client Package
Step 3: Case Processing
Possible Outcomes of Case Appraisal:

A. Eligible for EB-2 NIW:
If deemed eligible, you qualify for our “guaranteed service package.” A 50% down payment is required upon signing the Retainer Agreement. If the case is unsuccessful, you will receive a full refund.

B. Not Eligible for EB-2 NIW:
If ineligible for EB-2 NIW, we will explore other immigration options, such as EB-2 with PERM (if you have a sponsoring employer).

Next Steps:
Obtain Recommendation Letters
Prepare Documentation
Finalize Petition Letter
File I-140 with USCIS
Step 4: Approval/Refund
Further Communication:
Feel free to contact us by email or phone with any questions or concerns after receiving our evaluation. Effective communication helps clarify the process and address any specific needs. All discussions with our attorneys or professional staff are confidential.

Your Decision:
After analyzing your case and providing a recommendation, if you decide to retain Green Card Link, inform your attorney of your chosen service package and preferred payment arrangements.

NIW Credential Test
Respond to RFE (Request for Evidence)
Appeal Decision
Important Note:
Until you officially retain Green Card Link to handle your petition, any case analysis, advice on success chances, and exchange of materials are not considered legal opinions and do not establish an attorney-client privilege or relationship.

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