Miller Mayer immigration attorney Sandra Bruno recently received an immigrant visa petition approval in the EB-2 national interest waiver (NIW) green card category for a physician from Pakistan. This petition’s strong initial filing was approved in less than two years after a successful response to a request for additional evidence from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Miller Mayer’s filing demonstrated clearly that our client has exceptional abilities in their field and that their proposed endeavor in the United States is such that it is in the national interest to waive the job offer requirement. Our client qualified for the NIW based on their work in the US as a physician in an area designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services as having a shortage of health care professionals or at a health care facility under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

The national interest waiver is an attractive green card option for those who wish to immigrate to the United States but who may not have a job offer, or who wish to avoid the additional immigration steps related to normal job offer requirement. This visa category, however, has a high standard of evidence compared to other green card options. 

It is critical to have experienced immigration counsel on your side throughout the immigration process to help achieve your immigration goals. If you would like to discuss whether the national interest waiver green card category may be right for you, or if you’d like to discuss other immigration options, schedule your consultation today with a Miller Mayer attorney at