Success Stories: A Postdoctoral Associate from India Comes Closer to Green Card Success with Two I-140 Petition Approvals (NIW + EB1A)


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On April 2nd, 2021 and May 13th, 2021, we received another EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Postdoctoral Associate in the Field of Physics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Physics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Associate

Country of Origin: India

Approval Notice Date: April 2nd, 2021 (NIW) and May 13th, 2021 (EB-1A)

Processing Time: 7 months, 18 days (NIW) and 1 month, 18 days (EB-1A) (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

When a postdoctoral associate from India hired us to help him in compiling an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, we began to peruse his documents package, and we analyzed his research work on exploring new computing methods for use in physics experiments.

Since we deduced that his research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues, including lattice field theories for mass generations, exploration of theories beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, and optimization of computational systems such as machine learning for physics research. Thus, our objective became to persuade USCIS that our client’s research is dedicated to strides in physics, which are matters of critical national importance.

When we submitted his NIW case presentation to the USCIS, after some time he also decided to retain our law firm to help him in filing another petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category to expand his possibilities to get the green card success without any further hurdles. As many petitioners file more than one petition and this leads them a major step closer to achieving their green cards.

Even so, both the NIW and EB1A visa categories are unique but they do have a few similarities while filing for their petitions. Hence, we started listing his achievements from his Ph.D. degree in physics to showcasing his extraordinary record of 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles in journals and conferences he published, gathering 299 citations. These citations come from internationally leading researchers from well-regarded institutions and organizations from at least 20 countries, indicating the influential importance of his work. A number of his publications have also been cited at a much higher rate than those of other researchers in the field. Besides, he has also completed 8 peer reviews, exhibiting how his achievements are of the utmost importance due to their direct applicability in global efforts and the advancement of fundamental physics.

Moreover, we detailed that his work has also been granted financial support from the U.S. DOE, demonstrating that this work offers valuable applications to the area of energy production. Also, the U.S. DOE is selective in apportioning funding, indicating that this work is of special national relevance. Henceforth, this funding activity confirms the practical national importance of his research here in the United States.

Finally, we incorporated five recommendation letters obtained by other noteworthy experts in the field, testifying that he is an invaluable member of the computational physics field whose work in the U.S. should go on uninterrupted.

It is fantastic that despite waiting for months, our client has successfully been able to receive both the NIW and EB1A petition approvals less than a month apart. We truly thank our client for choosing us to represent his I-140 applications and wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.

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