Top Tips for NIW Recommendation Letters

EB-2 National Interest Waiver, Recommendation Letters

EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) Recommendation Letters

Here at USCES, we are always assisting our customers with filing their EB-2 Visa paperwork, and we wanted to share some top tips that we have learned from assisting with over 10,000 approved petitions!

1. You will need 5-7 recommendation letters.

Where do I get recommendation letters for my National Interest Waiver?

Here at, we provide experts in your field to review your specific credentials, and write USCIS recommendation letters for your EB-2 NIW petition.

2. If you choose to DIY, be sure to follow a set format throughout all.  There is a lot of resources available on the internet regarding this, and you are welcome to send the expert the draft to assist them in writing it.

3. Ensure you have your advanced degree evaluated by a professional evaluation agency, such as  USCIS states the following regarding this:

The job you apply for must require an advanced degree and you must possess such a degree or its equivalent (a baccalaureate degree plus 5 years progressive work experience in the field).

Typically, USCIS follows a 3:1 rule, which means 3 years of work experience is equal to one year of collegiate experience. Be sure to have your work experience evaluated as well, to ensure that you satisfy this requirement.

4. For NIW, USCIS states the following:

Aliens seeking a national interest waiver are requesting that the Labor Certification be waived because it is in the interest of the United States.

This means that what you are doing is so important, that it would benefit the United States to further itself, and therefore the Visa would be granted.  For this purpose, that is why USCIS wants to see 5-7 recommendation letters.

In summary, be sure to Contact Us regarding your needs for NIW recommendation letters.

Expert Opinion Letter

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Expert Opinion Letter


We get asked a lot “can we provide an expert opinion letter for USCIS?”  The answer is “Yes!”

For over 17 years, we have been providing an expert opinion letter to individuals seeking L-1B visa, or are responding to a Request for Evidence (RFE) for H1B visa petitioners.  What this means is that we provide you an expert to justify your degree and work experience, and provide you an in-depth (sometimes up to 11 pages!) of a comprehensive Expert Opinion Letter and evaluation to accompany your petition.

Is your expert opinion letters accepted?

Yes, we have submitted over 12,000 expert opinion letters for USCIS, and have consulted with professionals in every sector!  We provide 100% USCIS acceptance guaranteed or all of your money is returned.  We say that because we have never had a rejection, and we are so confident, that we provide a guarantee.

How Much do they cost?

The typical charge is based on a few factors.  First, are you wanting to have work experience combined in this evaluation, to make your application stronger?  Second, how much schooling have you completed?  Those things can always effect the cost, so it’s always best to Request a Quote from our website and we will be in contact with you in minutes regarding your expert opinion letter.

What documents do you need to complete the expert opinion letter?

For your expert opinion letter, the things that will greatly help us do our job would be a professional CV/Resume of all of your past work experience, as well as your foreign degree documents.  Things like your diploma, transcripts, and any certificates you have received while studying abroad.  In order for the expert to make your expert opinion letter the best, we always say “the more documentation the better!” here at