The National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition allows foreign nationals to bypass the cumbersome labor certification process which is ordinarily required to obtain permanent residence through the EB-2 employment-based permanent residence category.
We Do Not Outsource: All work is done by the Arkell Immigration team in the United States. There are No Deemed Export or National Security Concerns which can be catastrophic if your Research is sent abroad. You can trust that your research is being protected and you know exactly who is doing your work. Some firms misrepresent their experience and are not transparent on the experience of their staff and who is actually working on your case.
The Arkell Immigration Team provides a personal touch that you will not find at other NIW firms. Their unmatched professionalism and passion drives the relationships that are built with clients and why we advocate so strongly for our clients success. Our lawyers and staff are some of the most experienced in the industry. Unlike many firms our staff and their experience is readily identifiable on our website. Our law firm has been in existence for more than 100 years and represents some of the most prestigious Universities in the country.
“I can never forget the help Tom gave me that day. I felt like he was my dear brother.” – Client Dr. S.I. Rupassara, describing how she called Tom Arkell on his cell phone and he arranged for a towing company to pull her to safety when her car got stuck in a snowbank during a blizzard the night before her immigration appointment which Arkell Immigration Team then helped to reschedule.
|NIW and AOS Attorney Fees
|$3900 for NIW. Letters drafted collaboratively with the Client input.
Attorney fees for Adjustment of Status, Employment Authorization and Advance Parole are $1500 for the petitioner, $900 for the spouse and $600 for each child.
|Convenient Payment Plan
|We offer flexible no-interest payment plans in either four or nine installments.
|No Hidden Fees Or Charges
|Clients may pay attorney fees with a credit card without any surcharge or additional fees.
|Deep Experience In The Field
|Combined, the Arkell Immigration Team has over 100 years of immigration experience.
|Backed By An Established Law Firm
|Dunn Law Firm was established in 1915, satisfying clients for over 100 years.
Our Clients Success Stories Say it Best
If not for the incredible hard work and dedication of the Jim Arkell and the rest of the Arkell Immigration Team, I would not be writing this as a new green card holder along with my wife. My case was a complicated endeavor, but with the representation of the Arkell Immigration team by our side through every step of the process, we are proud to announce that we are officially permanent residents of the United States of America. I was referred to Dunn Law Firm by a previous client of theirs who was also very enthusiastic about their services. My native country is Nepal and I am a research chemist with a Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, and after conducting research as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of California San Diego, and while my I-140 was pending I moved to a postdoctoral research position at the University of Nebraska. My research focus was, and still remains on the base chemical reactions that inform the development of pharmaceutical drug products.
I was one of the unfortunate many who drew a certain USCIS officer with a reputation for being difficult. The officer issued an RFE causing me great anxiety. To complicate things during this time I changed positions and research institutions. Mr. Jim Arkell addressed the challenges head on and expertly guided me throughout the process and ultimately got my case approved. I knew that I had hired the right attorneys because they truly go to bat for their clients.
Although my initial I-140 application received a Request for Evidence from USCIS, the clarity of their guidance, their reassurance, and their zealous efforts did not falter. The RFE response was expertly written and incredibly thorough. Their support through this process made it much less stressful and a far smaller burden on my wife and I than this could have been. I am indescribably grateful and will be recommending the Arkell Immigration team to friends and colleagues far into the future.
I am thrilled to report that with the help of Tom Arkell and the Arkell Immigration Team, my I-140 petition was approved and I received my green card. I wanted to share my success story to encourage others to seek their green cards and pursue their dreams in America. I am an Italian native with an M.B.A. from the Bologna Business School, a Bachelor’s in Electronic Engineering, and a Masters in Biomedical Electronics Engineering from The University of Bologna. Most of my work is in the biomedical field, and I have helped develop many life saving devices and systems throughout my career. At the time of my application, my work and research had 20 citations and resulted in my presenting at two national and international conferences. In addition to my development of technology, I had done research and taught at both Johns Hopkins University and The University of Bologna. I am thrilled to be granted a green card so I can continue to research and develop lifesaving technologies and keep changing the landscape of biomedical engineering in America. I have Tom and his team to thank for that.
While searching for an immigration attorney to help me on my journey of immigration to the United States, I found the Dunn Law Firm and Tom Arkell. Tom was incredibly accommodating and even helped me complete the I-140 process while I was in my home country of Italy through the use of Consular Processing. Tom and his team are incredibly well versed in the intricacies of immigration law and proved to be extremely professional and accommodating during the petition process. I had a team member assigned to work with my case specifically, so I always had someone to reach out to regarding a question or a concern without having to deal with the hassle of communicating with someone unfamiliar with my case every time I had an inquiry. Tom was very reasonable with his pricing, and I had peace of mind and confidence that he truly believed in his ability to get my petition approved. Tom made sure that every aspect of his process was on time and very time efficient in order to get my petition in front of the right people in the most timely manner possible and his diligence put me at ease as I knew that he would never put my case off or leave me wondering what was happening in my application process. He and his staff collaborated with me and helped me through the process of writing excellent letters of support. Tom’s team made the entire process easy to understand. I would highly recommend Tom and the Arkell Immigration Team to anyone looking for assistance in the immigration process, their professionalism and knowledge base was astounding, their prices were reasonable, and they ultimately helped me acquire my green card.
Thank you to the Arkell Immigration Team!
I want to thank the Arkell Immigration Team from the bottom of my heart for helping me change my life. Tom and his team filed an EB-1A extraordinary ability petition on my behalf which was approved in two days. I would like to tell my story to help others understand how Tom helped me enter a new chapter in my life as a permanent resident of the United States. I am originally from India and I am an experienced researcher and author in the fields of bioinorganic chemistry and cancer therapeutics research. I earned my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Chemistry at Madurai Kamaraj University, then earned my Ph. D in Bioinorganic Chemistry from Bharathidasan University. After earning my Ph.D., I advanced my research in Japan and France before joining the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (“UIUC”) as a Postdoctoral Researcher, where I am currently a Research Scientist. At the time of my petition, I had authored or co-authored 15 peer-reviewed articles and 4 conference proceedings in the field of chemistry and had been invited to present my work at universities, international, and national conferences 3 times. My work had been cited 507 times, and I served as a reviewer for the International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Modern Education, Chirality, Journal of Biological Sciences and Advanced Techniques in Biology & Medicine (ATBM). Additionally, I served on the Board for the International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies.
I met Tom while working at UIUC and from the moment I sent him my CV he was wonderfully responsive and personable. I was also blown away at how reasonable his fees were when compared to other nationally known immigration attorneys. Every aspect of the process was made easy to understand and streamlined for me. It is due to the exceptional personalized service I received that I have recommended many friends and colleagues of mine to Tom and the Arkell Immigration Team. I know that Tom and his team will treat everyone I send his way like his top priority and give every ounce of effort they have to make sure to try and get their petitions approved. I am so grateful to Tom and his colleagues for everything they have done for me and my friends. I would encourage anyone who needs immigration work done to send Tom their CV for an honest and candid evaluation. I will continue sending people his way so the Arkell Immigration Team can help them, like they helped me.
Dr. Ramakrishnan Sethu
It is my great pleasure to let you know that we (I and my wife) received our green cards. I take this opportunity to share my success story of getting our green cards with you. I believe that this would help someone who is struggling (as I did two years ago) to find out a better approach (if not, the best approach) to get the green card. I’m SR, a native of one of the South Asian countries (not an Indian). I finished my Ph.D. in Agriculture and I moved to Madison to work as a Post-doctoral fellow at University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI. I wanted to apply for my green card soon after I moved to Madison as I realized that it would be much harder to get a job without my green card. But I was the least informed or least prepared to apply for the green card compared to my colleagues who were trying to apply for the green card as always I was focusing on my academic and research work. As I was struggling with not having enough time to prepare for our green cards, I decided to get a help of a lawyer group to apply for my green card. I searched different websites but could not finalize anything. When I talked to one of my friends who was already a green card holder, he told me that Tom Arkell helped him get his green card within 2 months under the EB-2 category. He strongly suggested that I send him my CV.
When I sent my CV, Tom responded quickly and said that he would like to help us get our green cards. Tom was very reasonable with his service fee. It was a flat rate for both applications, I-140 and I-485 and there were no other hidden fees included. I have already talked with other lawyers regarding the attorney’s fees and most of them were very expensive. Tom accepted credit cards and asked me to pay his service fee in four terms which was a big relief for me as I did not have money to pay if he asked me to pay using my debit card or using a check. Always we had a clear understanding of how much to pay and when to pay. Another important thing was that when he was sending our applications to USCIS, he wrote checks for me for the filing fees so I was able to pay the whole amount using my credit card. What I’m saying here is that when you get help from Tom, you can start applying for your green card without having money in your bank account. I applied for two credit cards with 0% APR for two years. That gave me a comfort zone to pay back the whole amount without spending a penny on interest. It is noteworthy that Tom did not charge a fee for using credit cards to pay his attorney’s fee. The other best thing is that they have a money back guarantee in case you do not get your green card. My interpretation for that is, if Tom accepts a case, that is a guarantee that you are getting your green card (if you follow his guidance properly).
When I signed the contract with Tom, the whole process was smooth. His staff was friendly and always tried to help with the situation. He assigned one staff member to work on my case and that was convenient as I did not have to explain the situation to different people to get the job done. All the instructions were clear to get all the documents prepared. They created an account for me and I could see the all required documents in one place. I uploaded them as they were ready. They provided templates for the recommendation letters. The recommenders were happy to see the templates for the letters as they did not want to spend too much time on creating letters from the scratch. They also helped me with writing and correcting the recommendation letters. They were an efficient group and did everything in time. Once we sent the documents to USCIS, it was a matter of time to receive your green card as Tom does an excellent job compiling all required documents and present your case to USCIS where they have a minimum chance of rejecting your application.
In short, the green card application process with Tom saves a lot of your time, you do not need to know a lot about the application process as they cover that for you, reduce the unnecessary burden on getting your green card, saves money, multiple options for paying his service fee and filing fee, no hidden fees or fees for using credit cards to pay his attorney’s fee, clear instructions, well-developed user friendly website for uploading documents, and cutting the postal charges for sending documents, finally you get what you want, your green card. Good luck with your green card application and please do not hesitate to work with Tom.
Thank you, Tom and the Arkell Immigration Team
SR and family
Are You Qualified?
In order to qualify for the National Interest Waiver, the following three requirements must be met:
- The petitioner’s proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance;
- The petitioner is well positioned to advance the proposed endeavor; and
- On balance, it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the job offer and labor certification requirements.
Arkell Immigration Team has successfully filed NIW petitions for 1000’s of individuals throughout the United States and around the world. We have represented professors, researchers, scientists and qualified Ph.D. students affiliated with the following institutions of higher education including:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Ames National Laboratory
Appalachian State University
Argonne National Laboratory
Arizona State University
Baylor College of Medicine
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Boise State University
Boston Children’s Hospital
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and Essen Medical Associates
Brookhaven National Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Carnegie Mellon University
The City College of New York
City College of the City University of New York
Colorado State University
Fitchburg State University
Florida International University
Florida State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard Medical School
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana State University
Iowa State University
James J. Peter VA Medical Center
Johns Hopkins University
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Loma Linda University Medical School
Louisiana State University
Malcom X College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Medical College of Wisconsin
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Michigan State University
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Montana State University
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Test Pilot School
National Tsing Hua University
New Mexico State University
North Carolina State University
Ohio State University
Oklahoma State University
Penn State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
San Diego State University
Siena Heights University
Simons Bioscience Research Laboratories
South Dakota University
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Southern Methodist University
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
Thomas Jefferson University
Truman State University
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
University of Akron
University of Alaska – Anchorage
University of Alaska – Fairbanks
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
University of British Columbia
University of Buffalo
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Francisco
University of Cambridge
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
The University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Iowa
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pierre and Marie Curie
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester, New York
University of Saskatchewan
University of Southern California
University of South Dakota
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas Southwest Medical Center at Dallas
University of Toledo
University of Toronto
University of Utah
University of Victoria
University of the Virgin Islands
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Western Washington University
Winona State University