Success Stories: An Engineering Specialist from India Secured Both I-140 Petition Approvals (NIW & EB1B) Within 5 Months


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On May 2nd, 2022 and June 29th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) approval for an Engineering Specialist in the Field of Structural Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Structural Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Engineering Specialist

Country of Origin: India

Approval Notice Date: May 2nd, 2022 (NIW) and June 29th, 2022 (EB-1B)

Processing Time: 4 months, 11 days (NIW) and 1 month, 3 days (EB-1B)

Case Summary:

When an engineering specialist from India hired our law firm to help him file an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, we initiated collating his documents into a package and scrutinized his research work on improving structural health monitoring systems to develop better transportation networks. We also deduced that his research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding how to develop materials for infrastructure and evaluate the structural integrity of bridges. Thus, we agreed to take his case and persuade USCIS that our client’s research is of inherent value to the field of structural engineering and the United States.

Successfully, he received his NIW approval 4 months and 10 days after we filed his case. Our satisfied client then retained our document filing services for another petition under the I-140 EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) visa category to boost his chances to get a green card sooner. Since we were well aware of his academic and professional background while filing his NIW petition, this time we asked him to get a few more details added to meet at least two of the regulatory criteria set forth at 8 C.F.R. for achieving the EB1B success. Undoubtedly, our client successfully met the qualifying criteria for the EB1B petition as well and received the approval in just 1 month and 4 days.

Here, we are listing a few crucial attributes that led our client to his successful NIW and EB1B visas:

  • Publication and Citation Records: Throughout his education and work in his current position, he has made an extensively documented record of authorship in his field, resulting in 7 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His work accumulated 64 citations, indicating the major significance of his work.
  • Peer Review Experience: He has also conducted 2 peer reviews, proving his active participation in the scientific community as a peer reviewer for highly acclaimed journals. Only top-level experts in their field are invited to perform this important review work, so this routine review activity exhibits our client’s important standing in the field.
  • Funding Support: Moreover, his study has been supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. This support of his research, therefore, serves as evidence that his work has significant benefits for understanding key aspects of structural health monitoring in engineering.

We noted that our client has been performing this research in the field of structural engineering for 12 years, thus, his contributions to the field thus far have prepared him for the responsibilities that are required of him in the field and the United States. To strengthen his cases, we incorporated 6 recommendation letters obtained by other noteworthy experts in the field, and one of them stated the below-mentioned:

“When considering [client’s] exceptional research achievements, his scholarly aptitude, the global influence and utility of his work, the pragmatic benefits of his research for American state transportation departments, and the widespread acclaim and respect he has received from the field, it is clear that [client] is a unique asset that the United States cannot afford to lose, as he greatly benefits both domestic and international structural engineering endeavors.”

Overall, our client has been actively involved in the research of bridge structural health monitoring and its application on bridges in the United States, which confirms that his work has direct benefits for the U.S. transportation network. Therefore, we congratulate him for achieving both the I-140 petition approvals. We would also like to thank him for choosing North America Immigration Law Group for representing his cases and allowing us to be a part of this wonderful journey.

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