Miller Mayer immigration attorney Sandra Bruno recently received an immigrant visa petition approval and national interest waiver (NIW) in the EB-2 green card category. Our client is a cancer immunologist from the Republic of Korea. In our strong filing, we demonstrated that our client’s work has both substantial merit and national importance, that they are well positioned to advance their field of work in the United States, and that it would benefit the United States to waive the job offer and labor certification requirements. This EB-2 petition was filed with regular processing and was approved in less than 3 months even without premium processing, and without a request for additional evidence from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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 requirements. This visa category, however, has a high standard of evidence compared to other visa options. For an article summarizing the documents often needed in NIW applications, see

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