Miller Mayer immigration attorney Kristal Ozmun recently received an immigrant visa petition approval and National Interest Waiver (NIW) in the EB-2 green card category for a pulmonary physician from India. This petition’s strong initial filing was approved in less than two years without any requests for additional evidence from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service. Miller Mayer’s filing demonstrated clearly that our client has exceptional ability in their field and that their proposed endeavor in the United States is such that it is in the national interest to waive the normal job offer requirement. Our client qualified for the NIW based on their work as a physician in an area designated by the Secretary of Health and Human Services as having a shortage of healthcare professionals.

The national interest waiver is an attractive green card option for those who wish to immigrate to the US 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 visa options. For an article summarizing the kinds of documents often needed in NIW applications, see It is critical to have experienced immigration counsel on your side 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