National Interest Waiver

Physician National Interest Waiver: Green Card Process and Changing Jobs

Physician National Interest Waiver: Green Card Process and Changing Jobs

A National Interest Waiver (NIW) exempts the immigrant visa applicant from having to go through the labor certification process and the requirement of a job offer normally required in an employment-based immigrant visa application. In these instances, the government deems it beneficial to waive these requirements as the applicant will be working in a medically underserved area or in a Veterans Affairs (VA) facility.

What is the National Interest Waiver for Physicians?

What is the National Interest Waiver for Physicians?

A National Interest Waiver (NIW) exempts the immigrant visa applicant from the job offer and labor certification normally required in an employment-based immigrant visa application as the government deems it beneficial and in the “national interest” to waive these requirements. Foreign physicians who meet certain requirements may qualify for a national interest waiver. 

National Interest Waiver: Requirements and Procedure

National Interest Waiver: Requirements and Procedure

A National Interest Waiver (NIW) exempts the immigrant applicant from the job offer and labor certification normally required in an employment-based immigrant visa application. The labor certification process exists to protect U.S. workers and the U.S. labor market by ensuring that foreign workers seeking immigrant visa classifications are not displacing qualified U.S. workers.