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EB2 NIW USCIS

WHAT IS THE USA EB2 NIW USCIS (VISA PILOT)?

The EB-2 New Green Card Immigration program (EB-2 Visa Pilot) is designed for experienced foreign airline pilots wishing to settle in the USA through the National Interest Waiver program. Successful candidates and their qualifying family members are granted an unconditional Green Card (permanent residency status) in the USA in 12 to 16 months.

  • Procedure

    Estimated overall processing time for the Visa Pilot: 12 – 18 months

  • Family

    Dependents include spouse and children under 21.

  • Citizenship

    After 5 years of residence in USA

FAQ

ADVANTAGES OF EB2 NIW USCIS PROGRAM FOR EXPERIENCED PILOTS

  • Unconditional Green Cards (permanent residence status) for the applicant and dependents.
  • Dependents include spouse and children under 21.
  • Each of the applicant and dependents will have independent Green Cards giving them the right to live, work, and study in the USA.
  • Pathway to U.S. citizenship after 5 years of residence in USA.
  • Estimated overall processing time for the Visa Pilot: 12 – 18 months

EB-2 NIW PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY

  • At least 10 years of full-time experience as a pilot.
  • A licence to practice your profession or certification for your profession or occupation.
  • Evidence that you have commanded a salary or other remuneration for services that demonstrates your exceptional ability.
  • Membership in pilot professional association(s).
  • Recognition of achievements and significant contributions to your industry or field by your peers, government entities, professional or business organizations.
  • Academic records showing a degree, diploma or certificate related to the aviation industry from a college, university, school or other comparable institutions
  • Other comparable evidence (anything that makes your training and/or experience special or noteworthy, including management and/or training duties) *

EB-2 NIW PROGRAM PROCESS

  • Pre-assessment
  • Collection of supporting documents
  • Submission of application, with supporting documents and individualised letter of support
  • 8 to 12 months to receive National Interest Waiver (and if liaise with USCIS as necessary)
  • File for the immigrant visas at U.S. consulate abroad
  • 3 to 6 months to obtain immigrant visas
  • Enter the USA within 6 months of issuance of immigrant visas
  • Receive Green Cards by post to your USA address.