NIW (National Interest Waiver) case is a complex process that requires patience and care; please do not rush. The first thing you should think of is letters of recommendation providers. You need at least 6 persons to give you a recommendation; please start thinking about them even before contacting law firms. It is the most time-consuming thing in the entire NIW process.
We take a systematic approach to prepare your case to ensure that every aspect of your case is handled efficiently, and we consider all of the factors of your unique case during case preparation to maximize your chances of NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval.
After an attorney-client relationship, if formed, you will have access to a client packet right way. In the packet, you will receive more information about our services and what the process ahead looks like, and exactly how we propose to move you towards your goals. In general, it takes our clients from 30 to 45 days (faster than most law firms) from the time they begin working with us when we are ready to file their case.
To begin your NIW case, we will ask you to provide two documents; our questionnaire found in the client packet and a list of potential recommenders. In your client packet, you will find a detailed questionnaire in which we ask you to provide information about your work and accomplishments. It is crucial to fill out this questionnaire with as much details as possible, as it will be a critical resource for drafting the recommendation letters and petition letter. Keep in mind that while we are legal professionals and experts on immigration petition preparation, we are not experts in your specific field. The questionnaire is your opportunity to help us understand your work to explain its significance most fully in your letters.
Selecting recommenders: We will ask you to provide us a list of potential recommenders before you begin contracting them. You will need to provide necessary information about the recommenders, including their current position, their relation to you, and what part of your work they can talk about. After reviewing this information, we will discuss with you the appropriate selection of recommenders for your case. The Law and UNCIS regulations do not indicate the required numbers of recommendation letters, but 6 are deemed appropriate (3 internal & 3 external). The number and selection of the recommendation will, of course, depend on the unique factors of your case.
Contracting recommenders: After the list of recommenders is finalized, you may proceed to contact them. We provide model request e-mails and sample phone dialogues to help you proceed. Most recommenders are busy professionals or scholars; you may inform them that your attorney will draft the letter to review and revise.
Drafting the recommendation letters: As part of our service, we will draft all recommendation letters for you. This will ensure that the group of letters as a whole explains all of your work comprehensively and contains all of the necessary statements. Once the recommenders have confirmed their support, we will begin drafting our recommendation letters. As specified in our contract, the timeline for us to draft the letters is binding. Once we have all the necessary information, we will draft your letters in 10 business days.
Finalizing the recommendation letters: After the letters are finished, we will send those for your review. You will have the opportunity to revise the letters and provide your opinion. We will take all of your comments into consideration and revise the letters until we are happy with the final results. At this point, you will forward the final recommendation letters to the recommenders for their review, approval, and signature. Further revision of the letters may be necessary if the recommenders make such requests or make substantial changes to the letters.
Petition letter: Once all of the recommendation letters have been finalized and signed, we can draft the petition letter. We can analyze your credentials and contributions in the context of your work in accordance with our winning strategy. The timeline for us to draft the petition letter is binding per our contract, and we will prepare the petition letter in 10 business days. Once you receive the draft, you will be able to review the draft and provide revisions and comments. We will revise the petition letter until we are both happy with the final results.
Preparing Documentation: You will receive a document list in your client packet at the beginning of the process. This will allow you to begin gathering your evidence the right way. After the petition letter is finalized, we will ask you to send us all of your documentary evidence, and we will then compile your NIW package for you. Careful and organized package preparation is an essential step to NIW’s success, and we have an organized system to present your documents in an easy and accessible manner. This will ensure that there is no confusion for The USCIS officer, and they can review your case as easy as possible.
Filling Your Case: Once the petition letter is finalized, and we have received all your documentary evidence, we will compile your NIW package and file your case. Whether we are e-filling or paper filling your case, we will file your case within 3 business days as specified on our contract. Our attorneys will do a final review before submitting the package to USCIS via mail to ensure that everything in your package is perfect.