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National Interest Waiver  – Professional License Editorial:

Much like the previous category of 10 Years Experience, this application has a category that focuses on any professional licenses. The licenses do not require any extraordinary ability, but it does require that you can show a specific amount of aptitude. Additionally, when satisfying this category, you also must show that the position you are requires the license.

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National Interest Waiver  – Professional License Commentary:

3. A license to practice your profession or certification for your profession or occupation

Professional License: Here the wording of the criterion says ‘A license to practice your profession or certification for your profession or occupation’. Here, US Immigration is looking to see that you have some professional form of accreditation that has certified you as having competency at a certain level. Lawyers have to be admitted to a State Bar; doctors have to be admitted to some medical regulatory authority; and pharmacists similarly have to be admitted to and regulated by a governing body. Thus, most high-level professional occupations will have some governing body that regulates practice in one profession or another. 

A professional license or certification must not be confused with mere membership to an establishment. A professional license or certification is one that means you cannot practice in the profession unless you have the required license to practice.  In contrast, a membership is often voluntary, meaning you can practice your profession lawfully without seeking membership to various associations that you may have an interest in joining.

Memberships are very important in their own right, as there are many prestigious memberships to which you cannot gain admission by simply by passing a particular exam. Membership is one of the seven categories available under the NIW program and will be discussed in that presentation.

Lets look at the next category – Evidence that you have commanded a high salary.

 

Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram

US Immigration Law Offices of Chris M. Ingram
Chris M. Ingram LL.M., ESQ – Immigration Attorney
Admitted in New York.
Practice Specializing in US Immigration Law
401 Wilshire Boulevard, 12th Floor,
[Cross Streets 4th and Wilshire]
Santa Monica,
California 90401
Tel: 442 244 4350

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