Success Stories: Comprehensive Petition Led to NIW Approval for Researcher from China in the Field of Environmental Engineering


Client’s Testimonial:

“It is a pleasant experience of working with WeGreened on my NIW application and they helped a lot during the case preparation. Very professional service!”

On January 11th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Researcher in the Field of Environmental Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Environmental Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: January 11th, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months, 3 days

Case Summary:

With a Ph.D. in civil engineering and ample experience in the field of environmental engineering, a Chinese researcher was a good fit for EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). After a careful review of credentials, we concluded that we could help him secure the national interest waiver, and these are the key points we focused on:

1. We listed the 93 times his work was cited at the time of filing. We used this number to prove that our client’s publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of environmental engineering.

2. Our client’s publication record was also noted: 11 peer-reviewed journal articles (6 of them first-authored) and a letter when we filed his case. As these papers were published in the field’s top journals, they reflected our client’s influence in the field.

3. We also listed the 4 times our client was invited to judge 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.

4. As with all our clients, we helped him select potential recommenders to support his case. Our client obtained 4 letters or recommendations, all from prominent members of the environmental engineering research community. This is what one of them noted about our client’s work: “By implementing innovative techniques that enable our climate models to produce more actionable projections, [client] has carried out research of incalculable value to global health.”

Overall, the USCIS spent nearly 10 months adjudicating our client’s NIW petition before granting their approval. We are pleased that our client secured petition approval and is now one big step closer to securing a green card. We wish our client the best as he continues to carry out impactful research.

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