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National Interest Waiver - Frequently Asked Questions


What is a National Interest Waiver?

As a foreign national you may apply for permanent residence status in the U.S. and seek a waiver of the offer of employment (i.e, Labour certification requirment) by establishing that your admission to permanent residence would be in the national interest of the U.S.


What is EB-2 National Interest Waiver for physicians?

The National Interest Waiver Green Card for foreign national physicians seeking permanent residency in the U.S. is on the basis of:

  • Medical service in a Health and Human Services Department (HHS)-designated underserved area; or
  • Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facility

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What is the time limit required for required service for EB-2 National Interest Waiver for physicians?

If you:

  • Already have authorization to accept employment other than as a J-1 exchange alien, you must complete an aggregate five years of qualifying full time clinical practice during the six year period beginning on the date of approval of the Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
  • Must obtain authorization to accept employment before you may lawfully begin working, you must complete the aggregate five years of qualifying full time clinical practice during the six year period beginning on the date the service issues the necessary Employment Authorization Document
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