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 physician from India. This petition’s strong initial filing was approved in less than a year without a request for additional evidence from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 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 job offer requirement. Our client qualified for the NIW based on their work in the United States as a physician in a medical shortage area.

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 requirements. 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