By Morgan Rosinia, Esq. | Partner – US Immigration |

For Israelis seeking to make the United States their home, the EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card visa offers a compelling pathway with distinct advantages. The EB-2 NIW visa is designed for individuals who possess exceptional abilities and can demonstrate that their work is of national interest to the United States. This unique immigration option provides several benefits for Israeli professionals and entrepreneurs and can be used for a wide variety of professionals and lines of work.

1. Expedited Process For EB-2 NIW Visa

One of the key advantages of the EB-2 NIW green card visa is its relatively faster processing time compared to other employment-based immigration categories. The NIW designation expedites the immigration process by waiving the requirement for a specific job offer and labor certification.  In addition, a premium processing option is available for an additional fee, whereby USCIS must make a determination on the first part of the application within 45 calendar days.

2. No Employer Sponsorship Required For EB-2 NIW

Unlike many other employment-based green card categories, the EB-2 NIW visa does not necessitate employer sponsorship. This independence is advantageous for Israelis who may want to explore entrepreneurial opportunities or change employers without jeopardizing their immigration status.

3. Flexibility in Employment

EB-2 NIW visa recipients have the flexibility to work in various fields, allowing them to pursue opportunities that align with their expertise and passion. This flexibility can be particularly attractive to Israelis who possess skills and qualifications that span multiple industries. Our firm  KTA has recently assisted professionals in fields as varied as architecture, plant science, and cybersecurity to secure EB-2 NIW visa approvals.

4  Permanent Residency for the Whole Family

The EB-2 NIW green card visa extends benefits not only to the primary applicant but also to their spouse and unmarried children under the age of 21.

5.  Contributions to U.S. National Interest

To qualify for the EB-2 NIW visa, applicants must demonstrate that their work will significantly benefit the United States. This criterion aligns with the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit often found in the Israeli workforce. Whether in technology, science, business, or other fields, this green card type could allow Israelis to showcase how their work contributes to the U.S. national interest.

The EB-2 National Interest Waiver green card visa stands as an attractive option for Israelis seeking to build a future in the United States. From its expedited processing and independence from employer sponsorship to the priority date advantages and benefits for the whole family, the EB-2 NIW visa offers a unique and advantageous immigration pathway. As the United States continues to welcome individuals who contribute to its national interest, particularly in STEM fields, Israelis with exceptional abilities and expertise may find a promising route to permanent residency through the EB-2 NIW green card visa.

KTA’s US Department can review your qualifications and determine potential eligibility for the EB-2 NIW green card VISA, please contact our team at to book a consultation.