Miller Mayer recently received an immigrant visa petition approval in the national interest waiver green card category for a client from China. Navigating the immigration system can be daunting and complex, particularly when an immigrant visa petition requires a job offer and a test of the labor market. However, the national interest waiver category requires neither. That makes this green card category an attractive option for those who wish to pursue permanent resident status.

Our client is a groundbreaking researcher in the area of antimicrobial research. Miller Mayer successfully proved that it is in the national interest to waive the job offer and labor certification requirements under several grounds. Their work clearly has substantial merit and national importance with the global challenge of COVID-19 and the need for microbial researchers to better understand COVID-19 specifically, and harmful pathogens generally. Furthermore, their numerous original contributions to their field, original scholarly work, and receipts of awards and grants have positioned them well to continue their work in the United States.

The national interest waiver category requires a high standard of evidence compared to other green card options. With experienced immigration counsel on your side, however, a successful filing can be submitted.

Miller Mayer has a wealth of experience filing national interest waiver petitions. If you think a national interest waiver petition may be right for you, or if you would like to explore your immigration options further with a Miller Mayer attorney, please schedule an initial consultation at