Miller Mayer immigration attorney Kristal Ozmun recently secured approval of an immigrant visa petition and national interest waiver (NIW) in the EB-2 green card category for a gastroenterologist from Pakistan. In the filing, we provided strong evidence to show that our client’s work has both substantial merit and national importance, that he is well positioned to advance the field of gastroenterology, and that it would benefit the United States to waive the normal job offer and labor certification requirements. This EB-2 petition was approved in just over 5 months without a request for additional evidence.

An EB-2 NIW petition is an attractive green card option for those who wish to immigrate to the United States but may not have employer sponsor and/or wish to avoid the lengthy PERM  labor certification process. Additionally, with the recent application of premium processing to this category, clients can receive an adjudication of their EB-2 NIW petition in as little as 45 days. The EB-2 NIW category, however, has a high standard of evidence compared to other more traditional pathways to permanent residence. For an article summarizing the documents needed in an EB-2 NIW petition, please 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 EB-2 NIW or any other green card category may be right for you, or if you’d like to discuss other immigration options, please schedule your consultation today with a Miller Mayer attorney at