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Dallas 214-251-8011

Fort Worth 817-332-1100

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National Interest Waivers

Dallas and Fort Worth National Interest Waiver Attorneys

National Interest Waivers are often available to successful foreign-born researchers and other professionals. Unlike green cards, which require that the applicant hold a permanent job or job offer, National Interest Waivers do not require a specific job offer. Also, petitioners can personally file for a National Interest Waiver without the sponsorship or involvement of an employer.

In order to successfully pursue a National Interest Waiver, you or your lawyer must demonstrate that the granting of the waiver will benefit the United States. If you are considering filing for a National Interest Waiver or have had your application denied, the, visa and immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko, with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, can help. We have handled hundreds of immigration/employment law cases, including successful petitions for National Interest Waivers.

Are you interested in pursuing a National Interest Waiver? Do you have questions on how to optimize your petition and meet federal criteria? Contact our offices at 214-251-8011 (Dallas area), 817-332-1100 (Fort Worth area).

Attorneys Nicolas Chavez and Martin Valko are experienced in helping individuals and employers solve immigration and employment law problems. Each presents seminars on immigration and employment law and handles all types of employment and immigration law problems.

Among others, we have successfully obtained National Interest Waivers which allowed our clients to enter and remain in the United States for the following clients:

  • Client who worked in a highly specialized field involving patents and the design of medical equipment machines
  • Client was a researcher and a professor at a local University
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“Mr. Chavez I cannot THANK YOU enough for helping us in reuniting our family. The WAIVER you completed for my husband was EXCELLENT. We will forever be grateful to you and your professional staff. I knew from my first consultation that you were sincere about helping your clients. You are an example of what a great attorney is. I HIGHLY recommend your law firm to everyone.“

– Elizabeth C., Crowley, TX (I-601 Waiver of inadmissibility in Cd. Juarez, Mexico)

“I am the General Counsel for a global internet security company. I have been working with Martin and his team for over three years on immigration matters including permanent residence, intracompany-transferee, investor’s, and H-1B matters. My experience has been outstanding. Martin or anyone in the firm always respond promptly and professionally. I usually work on very tight deadline and Martin and his team have always helped us achieve our goals. In my experience in comparison to working with other immigration lawyers, Chavez & Valko makes the complicated and burdensome process feel like a breeze. I would recommend Chavez & Valko to anyone who wants precision, promptness and professionalism.”

– Alexandra Albro, General Counsel, ESET ESET

“My husband WAS detained in a detention center, facing the possibility of deportation. As of today, my husband is home . . with the judge granting his cancellation of removal, and he was able to keep his permanent resident status here in the United States. . . The law firm of Chavez & Valko was wonderful to work with, guiding us through this long and difficult process with such conviction and compassion, that they gave my family and I that peace of mind of hope and encouragement that everything will be fine. . . I highly recommend the law firm of Chavez & Valko to anyone with immigration matter(s). . . Please continue doing what you do because you guys really do change lives. ”

– Removal client, Dallas, TX (Cancellation of Removal of Lawful Permanent Resident)

“My family and I would like to thank the attorneys from the immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko LLP for the great work fulfilled in my immigration case which had a happy ending. . . the immigration law argued that a criminal case like the one I had was eligible for deportation and my options were minimal. . . With their experience and great knowledge in immigration law, their perseverance and professionalism, they were able to win my case in my favor in Dallas immigration court (EOIR). I would like to give special thanks to the law firm of Chavez & Valko, who was with us at all times giving us support, security and great optimism.”

– Cecilio & Family, Dallas, TX (Defense against deportation in immigration court with 212(h) Waiver and Cuban Adjustment)

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