Success Stories: A Research Scientist from Pakistan Secured NIW & I-485 Approval, No RFE Issued


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On September 8th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: Pakistan

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Delaware

Approval Notice Date: September 8th, 2021

Processing Time: 22 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

Our client, a research scientist, seemed to possess great knowledge and expertise in the proposed field of endeavor. From her M.A. degree in physical/analytical chemistry to her record of publication and citation, and the history of her successful research in the field of chemistry, all indicate that she is well-positioned to benefit the United States. However, USCIS is not that lenient when it comes to these qualifications. The petitioners can’t just simply present the credentials as it is. They need to explain and justify the evidence to qualify for the applied visa category. Therefore, when our client hired North America Immigration Law Group to help her file the I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on her behalf. Since we have a record of more than 25,000 approved employment-based visas, we are well aware of the advocacy required to argue the facts which is the most crucial aspect of immigration law.

Thus, we proceeded with evaluating her credentials thoroughly and gathered the relevant factors to add them to her NIW petition packet, persuading USCIS of her groundbreaking research on physical and analytical chemistry. After assessing her research, we were certain that her work is of great importance because it supports improved chemistry research by advancing novel analytical methods.

In addition, we noted the 10 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored) she published in highly acclaimed journals, which altogether accumulated 298 citations by other researchers in the field, corroborating that she is actively supporting her field by providing critical research findings to aid her fellow experts.

Moreover, her investigation was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Basic Energy Sciences, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Science Foundation and the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the European Commission. This funding indicates that her work is beneficial on federal and international levels and is therefore among the most valuable research in the field.

Furthermore, we added two recommendation letters along with the copies of her diploma and transcripts, an employment letter confirming her current position, and a signed statement from her describing her future research plans and evidence of her future job opportunities. Hence, her NIW case was approved despite an overlong wait, the USCIS did not raise an RFE (Request for Evidence). We are glad that we were able to present a solid case to the USCIS to secure our client’s NIW approval. Also, on top of NIW approval, we were also retained for our client’s I-485 application, and we did our best to lead our client to receive her green card as well.
We truly congratulate our client on this breakthrough.

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