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EB-2 National Interest Waiver

This information is for the University of Houston hiring departments who have hired or are interested in hiring a foreign national. This information does not constitute legal advice.

This category is for those that seek permanent residency as individual with exceptional ability (See EB-2 Exceptional Ability) and request the Labor Certification step be waived on the basis that their employment in the U.S. would greatly benefit the nation.

This petition does not require sponsorship by a U.S. employer.  Also, it does not require the filing of a labor certification application with the Department of Labor.