If you are an experienced aviator that meets the EB2 NIW for Pilots requirements, you have found the the right team to help you achieve your goals.

Our legal team has the background to properly articulate to USCIS why you should be granted the Green Card. In addition to having a Harvard educated attorney, unlike the other law firms processing these visas, Leon Law Firm is led by an attorney that speaks aviation. With almost two decades of flying experience, to include being a legacy airline pilot, we have developed the checklist to ensure your success. At our firm, we understand the unique qualifications and experience that pilots bring to the table. 

In order to apply for an EB2 NIW, you must be a professional of exceptional ability, defined as a person with “a degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered” in their particular profession or field of expertise.

USCIS looks for six criteria to determine whether or not you have exceptional abilities. Applicants for an EB2 NIW must meet at least three of the following requirements, but the more that apply, the better.


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EB2 NIW for Pilots

While a NIW application requires only three of the six categories or requirements listed above, the more categories that we can satisfy and the more evidence that we have in each category, the more likely your application is to be successful. 

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Does Not Require A Sponsor
The NIW does not require that a U.S. employer sponsor your petition and therefore bypass the labor certification process.

An employer-sponsored green card can take a very long time to process. We have had Pilot EB-2 NIW applications approved in just three weeks without paying the fee to expedite.  If expedited processing is required, the pilot may pay USCIS an additional $2,500 in order to ensure that the application processed in 45 days.

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Only three of the six categories or requirements listed above are required for an NIW application, the more categories we can satisfy and the more evidence we have in each category, the more likely your application will be successful.


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