National Interest Waiver (NIW) for Entrepreneurs under Dhanasar

The December 2016 AAO decision Matter of Dhanasar clarified that the endeavor’s substantial merit may be shown in a variety of fields, including in business, entrepreneurialism, science, technology, health, culture or education.

Substantial Merit:

A comprehensive Business Plan detailing how the technology or service provided by the entrepreneur’s company is likely to generate substantial interest and/or impact a substantial need of the nation or industry.

National Importance:

National Importance must be substantial.

Do not argue economic benefit of a start-up as being nationally important.

Well positioned to advance the proposed endeavor:

Previous research and work must be related to the proposed endeavor of the company. Must provide letters showing interest from the industry (potential customers, users, investors, other relevant entities).

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