Success Stories: A Senior Engineer in Additive Manufacturing Won NIW Approval with Help from North America Immigration Law Group After Getting O1A Approval with us, Retains Our Services for EB1-A Filing


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“Thank you so much! It was great (and fitting) to hear this good news from you.”

On April 25th, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Senior Engineer in the Field of Additive Manufacturing (Approval Notice).

General Field: Additive Manufacturing

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Engineer

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: April 25th, 2022

Processing Time: 11 months, 14 days

Case Summary:

A client hailing from India came to us seeking help with his NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition soon after we had helped him with his O1A filing. He was a senior engineer in additive manufacturing and we had built a long working relationship with him. So we collected the relevant data from these documents to be used in his petition for NIW:

  • Updated CVs
  • Transcripts from colleges and universities
  • Certificates of merit collected in relevant field
  • Letters of recommendation from other experts
  • Information of publication and citation as well as peer review record
  • Funding information from institutions in and outside the country
  • Details of proposed work in the relevant field

Following are the points highlighted by our team in representing his case at the USCIS for his NIW victory:

  • As an expert in the field of additive manufacturing, his proposed endeavor is to continue his research on developing new metal additive manufacturing techniques to increase the accessibility of the technology to small and medium-scale manufacturers.
  • His research advancing his proposed endeavor is of great importance because it improves the utility and affordability of additive manufacturing, which is becoming increasingly popular due to its flexibility and efficiency.
  • His research, which seeks to reduce the cost of additive manufacturing, is critical to expanding the technology throughout all sectors of the economy.
  • His proposed endeavor also has broad implications for the United States. The United States is a global leader in 3D printing and other additive manufacturing technologies, with numerous major companies, such as General Electric and Hewlett Packard, switching from traditional manufacturing methods to additive manufacturing.
  • Due to its clear national importance, his research has in fact been supported with funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
  • Due to these achievements, his work has been supported by 5 recommenders of which one said:

“[The client] has conducted a study that improves the interlayer strength of objects created via FDM. This enables manufacturers in the aforementioned industries to rely more heavily on the relatively inexpensive and rapid additive manufacturing process when designing vehicle parts, medical models, or other objects. Based on this and other benefits to important industries, [the client] clearly offers substantial advantages to the United States.”

  • He has also completed at least 30 reviews to date and his research has resulted in 6 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored) and 2 peer-reviewed conference papers (1 of them first-authored).
  • These publications have been cited a total of 139 times according to Google Scholar.
  • Currently, he has 2 patent applications and 1 world patent application.

It should thus be noted that his research will continue to be circulated in the field through the publication of patents and journal articles, and through presentations at conferences. This information helped our client win his NIW petition without much difficulty. We thank our client for his long-standing trust in us and for retaining us to file his EB1-A petition. We are glad to have worked with him on his 2 O1A approvals as well. We wish him all the best and look forward to further collaborations with him.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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