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Measles cases are on the rise globally and here in Illinois the number is increasing as well. Vaccines are 97% effective in preventing this highly contagious disease.  To learn more about this infection and get information on vaccination, go to  Learn how to identify measles and the safe and effective vaccine that can prevent this potentially life-threatening infection for adults and children. 

National Interest Waiver

A foreign national physician who wishes to initiate the process for permanent residence in the U.S. shall have an approved labor certification and a job offer and his or her employer shall file an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker form with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, citizenship and Immigration Service.  In certain circumstances, the labor certification may be waiver through the approval of a National Interest Waiver (NIW).
Individuals must submit the Illinois National Interest Waiver Letter Request Form, along with supporting documentation, to the Department’s Center for Rural Health for review and processing.


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