Miller Mayer immigration attorney Kristal Ozmun recently received approvals for petitions in both the EB-1A Extraordinary Ability and EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW) green card categories. For the NIW, we successfully demonstrated that our client’s work holds substantial merit and national importance, showcasing their potential to advance their field in the US. As a result, we were able to waive the job offer and labor certification requirements, which proved beneficial for our client. For the EB-1A, we presented strong evidence that our client is a leader in and extraordinary in his field. Remarkably, both the EB-1A and EB-2 petitions were approved in less than 9 months, without the need for any additional evidence requested by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Our client, a research scientist and educator in the field of veterinary pathology from Mexico, can now immediately apply for either adjustment of status within the United States or an immigrant visa abroad at a consulate to secure permanent resident status and receive his green card.

The NIW and EB-1A are appealing green card options for individuals who desire to immigrate to the US without a job offer or who wish to bypass the additional steps associated with the standard PERM-based green card process. However, these categories have high evidentiary standards compared to other options. For a comprehensive article summarizing the typical documents required for NIW applications, please visit:  Please see attorney Steve Yale-Loehr’s informative article discussing the EB-1A immigrant visa category at:

Having experienced immigration counsel by your side throughout the immigration process is crucial to achieving your immigration goals. Whether you are considering the National Interest Waiver or the Extraordinary Ability green card category, or if you would like to explore other immigration options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with a Miller Mayer attorney. You can book your consultation today at: