SGG’s business immigration team obtained a National Interest Waiver (NIW), on an EXPEDITED basis, for an entrepreneur and co-founder of Provivi, Inc. Provivi is creating safe and sustainable methods for controlling pest populations to protect food supplies and minimize exposure to insecticide residues. This is pest control as nature intended by protecting our food supplies without toxic residues and empowering the next generation to grow food more sustainably.
The USCIS does not allow premium processing of National Interest Waiver petitions. However, for people making key discoveries in critically important fields such as biotech with a huge impact on sustainable agriculture, the ten plus months it takes for the adjudication of an NIW petition for a founder can mean a loss of venture capital funding, grants, market opportunities, etc. SGG was proud to be able to expedite the processing of an NIW petition given the significant impact of companies like Provivi.