Green Card Through a Physician National Interest Waiver (NIW)
The second-preference employment category (EB-2) allows individuals of exceptional ability and individuals who are members of the professions holding advanced degrees to get a green card (permanent residence).
For EB-2s a job offer and a labor certification is generally required. This requirement can be waived if the petitioner demonstrates that granting the EB-2 petition would be in the national interest of the United States.
One reason USCIS may grant the national interest waiver is because a physician agrees to work for a period of time in a designated underserved area.
To apply for a green card you will need to file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
Supporting Evidence for Form I-485
The following evidence should be submitted with Form I-485:
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/02/2009