Success Stories: Despite an RFE, an Assistant Professor in the Field of Educational Psychology from Hong Kong Secured EB-2 NIW Petition Approval in Just 4 Months and 6 Days


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On January 27th, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Assistant Professor in the Field of Educational Psychology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Educational Psychology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Hong Kong

Approval Notice Date: January 27th, 2023

Processing Time: 4 months, 6 days

Case Summary:

As North America Immigration Law Group has already proved, getting the NIW approval for numerous professionals from all over the world in obtaining status under a variety of career streams. Thus, we were confident that helping our client in this case was also in the best interests of the U.S. and a huge benefit to our client.

When our client approached us, she was aware that to be eligible for an EB-2 National Interest Waiver, there are strict requirements that must be fulfilled. Firstly, she must show that her proposed endeavor has substantial merit and national importance. The second requirement is that the foreign national must be able to progress the proposed research. She must prove that the United States would gain overall to waive the job offer requirements for an EB-2. This is the last condition to achieve the national interest waiver visa.

Therefore, we were required to explain how our client would be able to continue making significant contributions to the field of educational psychology in the future with permanent status in the United States. The long-term effects of our client’s work highlight how crucial it is to establish a permanent home in the United States to guarantee scientific advancement and the protection of national interests. Although receiving a Request for Evidence (RFE) for a well-prepared petition can be discouraging, our diligent team responded to the RFE with all the required documents. As a result, the case of our client was accepted in less than five months despite receiving an RFE.

The winning strategy consisted of the following details:

  • We noted that our client received a Ph.D. in educational psychology, confirming that she is qualified as a member of the professions holding an advanced degree.
  • As an expert in the field of educational psychology, her proposed endeavor is to continue to improve action-oriented learning in education for better metacognitive experiences.
  • Based on her education and research background, she plans to be employed as an assistant professor of psychology.
  • We concluded that her research is relevant to various applications, including developing a more comprehensive understanding of mental health issues in children and adolescents. It aims to introduce much-needed remedies to counter the rise in mental health conditions in the United States and the world.
  • We also demonstrated how vital it was for us to highlight our client’s role as a peer reviewer before moving on to a discussion of her scientific accomplishments. To ensure that new publications are accurate and to maintain the standing of the platform in question within the field, peer review is essential to the publication of scientific articles. Thus, she has conducted 44 reviews.
  • Also, her research has resulted in a total of 4 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored), 2 authored conference articles, and 3 book chapters. She has not only completed her research work successfully but has also published its results in the field of educational psychology. Her publications have been cited 9 times according to Google Scholar, indicating that they are highly recognized and relied upon by her peers.
  • Additionally, we highlighted that our client’s research garnered media coverage from a reputed media outlet as well as four recommendation letters from colleagues. One of the letters reads:

“In her work, [client] enhances the understanding of youth mental health and its psychological effects by evaluating mirror effects, experiential learning, and counseling education. Her research underscores the importance of making effective counseling available to American students and establishes several effective strategies for doing so. She has proven herself to be an influential researcher whose ongoing research is clearly of great value to the U.S., and so I recommend that this country extend all concessions necessary to foster her studies”

We are thrilled that our law firm was entrusted with our client’s NIW case as well as retained for her IVP application. With our assistance, she received approvals for both her NIW case and IVP, and we are extremely grateful for her cooperation throughout the entire process. It has been an honor to be a part of her success story, and we would like to extend our warmest congratulations to her on this remarkable achievement.

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