The National Interest Waiver 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.

Our Clients Say it Best

Dr. K. B.

How did I find out about Dunn Law (and Thomas Arkell)? I searched on google. Of the 50 or so Law firms I found and contacted, Thomas Arkell rose above all from the get go. No other attorney would even talk to me without consultation fees (I was not asking any case specific questions and they never asked to see whether I was a qualified candidate) except Thomas Arkell. To me, that was a litmus test. For Mr. Arkell, it was not about the money, it was about the process that wanted to go through. From my experience working with Thomas Arkell, only a few of the testimonials come even close to describing the commitment of Dunn Law Firm to their clients. They made a hard/stressful/uncertain process seem like a walk in the park. They made me feel like the only person they had on their schedule every day. Their streamlined process is fool proof from start to finish. Even though I thought that I was very thorough during the application process on my side, I was amazed and very impressed at how many small errors were caught by Mr. Arkell’s team. I can attest that they do go through every single line of every document you provide. Mr. Arkell’s team has your back from start to finish. Now, one more thing: Everything was done electronically for me. I was able to scan and email all documents (including recommendation letters) which made it very convenient. The only thing I could not get away with scanning was the final document to be sent to the USCIS. This saved me a lot of time and hassle.
I have already recommended a few friends to Mr. Arkell. They all have nothing but great things to say about him and his team. I, without hesitation and wholeheartedly, recommend Mr. Thomas Arkell for all of their immigration related services. You will never regret working with them.

Dr. K. B.New York, Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Drug Discovery
Dr. N. K.

After I learn that I have only 10 business days to live in US on valid H1 status in 2014, I spoke to Thomas Arkell and discussed my situation. He immediately gave me an option to submit immigration petition under EB1- extraordinary ability through concurrent filing of I-140 and I-485. Tom worked with me day and night including weekends to file my petition in 9 days, that not only gave me a valid immigration status to live in the states but I also received EAD in two months and got I-140 approved in four months. Dunn Law firm also filed my successful immigration petition under NIW category. Tom possesses high knowledge in immigration laws and regulations and is always willing to speak over the phone in case of emergency. I absolutely enjoy working with them, like their genuine and timely services. I highly recommend Dunn Law Firm, LLP.

Dr. N. K.California, Research Molecular Biologist, Plant Growth and Development - DNA and RNA Sequencing
Dr. A. G.

I had a great experience with Attorney Arkell and his assistants at Dunn Law Firm. Arkell and his assistants were attentive and flexible and tried always their best to accommodate my busy and sometimes hectic schedule. Their website is well done and has given me the opportunity to work on my application from home or the office and to check its status in real time.  I have referred at least 4 colleagues to their law firm and I will gladly continue to support them.

Dr. A. G. Illinois, Director of Surgical Skills Laboratory - Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
Dr. H. E.

I cannot thank Mr. Arkell and the Dunn Law Firm enough for their assistance and professionalism regarding the NIW cases. It was so relaxing and refreshing to be Mr. Arkell’s client during the NIW process. Mr. Arkell and his firm provide a very professional and highly organized service. They are very responsive and reachable as well. I had such a successful experience with them that I have introduced more than 20 people to Mr. Arkell for their NIW petitions. I am glad to say that all my friends came back with the same experience as mine.

Dr. H. E.Colorado, Transportation Engineering, Real-Time Traffic Management
Dr. M.E.

I am writing to share my great experience that I have had with the Dunn Law Firm. I received my green card in less than a year and I don’t think I could have done it without them. I have since referred my close friends who are also currently applying for the NIW. They are an extraordinary, very knowledgeable and professional team and they made the whole NIW process simple from my first consultation to the moment I received my green card. Thomas Arkell and his team were very easy to communicate with and answered all my queries promptly.

Dr. M.E.Pennsylvania, Organic Chemistry
Dr. N.L. MBBS, MD

Mr. Arkell is an exceptional immigration attorney, and I strongly recommend him and Dunn Law Firm for all NIW cases. He honestly assessed my case and meticulously guided me through entire process. Interestingly, my case was declined before I hired him. He was confident about my case and it was approved as he expected. His paralegals were very professional and courteous.  I sincerely thank Dunn Law, Mr. Arkell and all staff members for their dedication and commitment to help me continue to live my dream.

Dr. N.L. MBBS, MDWashington, Board Certified Radiologist, Ovarian Cancer Imaging and Detection
Dr. E.G.

“It is my extreme honor to get introduced to this law firm with one of my friends. They are very professional and organized and most importantly, very accessible. I mean you can hear from them whenever you need them or have any questions. I strongly recommend them to lots of my family members and friends and wish them more success in future.

Dr. E.G.California, Assistant Project Scientist, Ophthalmologist - Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery
Mr. S.O.

Mr. Arkell is a very experienced Immigration lawyer. He helped file my NIW petition with a Master’s degree being my most advanced level of degree. I was surprised at the amazing speed the process took (I-140 filed on the 24th of December and I had my green card in the mail on the 12th of May). All these were possible because of Mr. Arkell and his legal team expertise and wealth of experience in immigration law especially NIW petitions. I have already recommended him to three (3) of my close friends who are also interested in securing Mr. Arkell’s services.”

Mr. S.O.Virginia, Research Chemist
Mr. R. H. P.

I had the pleasure to work with Thomas Arkell when I was applying for the green card. During the whole process I was amazed about their level of professionalism, confidence on decisions and guidance in each step of the process. They were always available to discuss the requirements of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and their support was crucial to the success of my process. I am sure that I obtained the green card in a such short period of time due to the way they worked and due to their strong experience with cases like mine. I hope to work with them to assist me when I will apply for my citizenship.

Mr. R. H. P.Georgia, Refrigeration Engineering

Are You Qualified?

In order to qualify for the National Interest Waiver, the following three requirements must be met:

  1. The petitioner’s proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance;
  2. The petitioner is well positioned to advance the proposed endeavor; and
  3. On balance, it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the job offer and labor certification requirements.

Thomas J. Arkell has successfully filed NIW petitions for many individuals throughout the United States including professors, researchers, scientists and qualified Ph.D. students employed by or studying at select universities including:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
Ames National Laboratory
Appalachian State University
Argonne National Laboratory
Baylor University
Baylor College of Medicine
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Boise State University
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston University
Bridgeport University
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and Essen Medical Associates
Brookhaven National Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
The City College of New York
Colgate University
Colorado State University
Cornell University
Fitchburg State University
Florida State University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard Medical School
Harvard University
Howard University
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Illinois State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University
Iowa State University
James J. Peter VA Medical Center
Johns Hopkins University
Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Lehigh University
Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
Loma Linda University Medical School
Louisiana State University
Loyola University
Luther College
Malcom X College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Mayo Clinic
Medical College of Wisconsin
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Mercer University

Michigan State University
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Montana State University
National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Tsing Hua University
New Mexico State University
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University
Ohio State University
Ohio University
Oklahoma State University
Penn State University
Purdue University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rockefeller University
Rowan University
Rutgers University
San Diego State University
Simons Bioscience Research Laboratories
South Dakota University
Southeast Missouri State University
Stanford University
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Southern Illinois University
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Southern Methodist University
Temple University
Texas A&M
Thomas Jefferson University
Tufts University
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Union College
University of Akron
University of Alaska – Anchorage
University of Alaska – Fairbanks
University of Arizona
University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
University of Buffalo
University of California
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
University of Florida
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
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 Medical School
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Nebraska
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
University of North Carolina
University of Notre Dame
University of Oklahoma
University of Pennsylvania
UPMC
University of Pierre and Marie Curie
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 Utah
University of Victoria
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Washington University in St. Louis
Western Washington University
Winona State University
Yale University

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