Miller Mayer immigration attorney Sandra Bruno recently received approval of an H-1B nonimmigrant visa petition for a physician of international renown. The physician, a Canadian national who was born in Vietnam, is an otolaryngologist of international renown whose petition was approved in just 7 days without a request for additional evidence from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. 

Clinical physicians seeking H-1B nonimmigrant visas typically must show that they have earned a U.S. or foreign medical degree; passing USMLE scores; ECFMG certification or English language competency; and a medical license in the state of intended employment. Physicians of “national or international renown,” however, are exempt from the USMLE requirement.

Miller Mayer has extensive experience with H-1B visa filings. H-1B filings for physicians of international renown must meet a specific set of standards. Having experienced immigration counsel on your side is critical to successfully demonstrating this standard to the USCIS. If you or your company needs experienced immigration counsel on any immigration issue, schedule a consultation today with one of our immigration attorneys at