Success Stories: A Researcher from Bangladesh in the Field of Civil Engineering Secured NIW Approval in 8 Months with Comprehensive Petition Packet is Now Ready for IVP


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On March 10th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Researcher in the Field of Civil Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Civil Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: Bangladesh

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Florida

Approval Notice Date: March 10th, 2020

Processing Time: 7 months, 29 days

Case Summary:

With a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering and many years of experience progressing the field of civil engineering, our client (an outstanding researcher) had suitable credentials to file his I-140 petition under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). Our attorneys and support staff worked diligently to compile as much relevant information as we could to build a strong case for our client.

Petition Contents:

Our client’s EB-2 NIW petition dossier was partly composed of his professional accomplishments such as his 25 journal and conference articles which gathered 332 citations demonstrating that our client’s publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of civil engineering. We also listed the 10 times our client judged the work of his peers. As only top-level experts are invited to perform review work, our client’s review activity highlighted his important standing in the field.

Furthermore, we accounted for our client’s research on sustainable construction and urban planning. We then concluded that he qualifies for the national interest waiver as his work is of great benefit to the United States because it pursues environmentally-friendly building and construction materials as supplements and alternatives to conventional concrete.

To further strengthen our client’s EB-2 NIW petition, we included 2 recommendation letters contributed by other experts in the field. Their letters advocated for the approval of our client’s EB-2 NIW petition by verifying the value of his work to not just the research community but to the U.S. as a whole.

EB-2 NIW approval:

Overall, it was 7 months and 29 days before the USCIS approved our client’s EB-2 NIW case, and we are pleased that they granted approval. The approval of this case is largely thanks to our unprecedented insight into how USCIS officers adjudicate cases. With over 16,000 success stories, there is no doubt that we have firsthand information of any changes the USCIS makes in processing petitions. We thank our client for trusting us for his immigrant visa processing (IVP)* applications too. We congratulate him on this milestone and wish him well as he continues to advance the field of civil engineering, here in the United States.

*One is only eligible to file an I-485 if he/she is in the U.S. If one is outside the U.S., one must undergo Immigrant Visa Processing (IVP).

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