Success Stories: I-140 NIW Approved for a Robotics Engineer from Korea in the Field of Mechanical Engineering with Our Uniquely Tailored Petition Packet


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“This is good news indeed! I did not expect to get approved so quickly. Thanks to the NAILG team for being thorough until the end.”

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

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Robotics Engineer

Country of Origin: South Korea

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: September 11th, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months

Case Summary:

A robotics engineer achieved a Master of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering and approached North America Immigration Law Group to help him file an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. Since we have a record of more than 25,000 employment-based visa petition approvals, our client was certain that we would achieve his NIW success as well, adding it to our existing noteworthy records. Therefore, when he contacted our team, as a protocol we followed a thorough background check before commencing with the attorney-client relationship. From his credentials, we gathered that his research on integrating robotics technology and machine learning algorithms in order to improve the functioning of human-like robotic prostheses, industrial robots, and service robots is incredible as it directly applies to the growing global virtual reality market. This led us to lead our client to get the national interest waiver as soon as possible by incorporating the below-mentioned details in his tailored petition packet.

Firstly, we showcased how his research has resulted in 2 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored) article, 9 conference publications (2 first-authored), and 4 patents. These papers have been published in some of the top prominent journals and conference proceedings in the field of mechanical engineering. The impact of his work on the field is also observed in his overall career citation count which has been accumulated by several researchers from around the world. These researchers have relied upon our client’s work to further their research. To date, his work has been cited 50 times. Hence, this citation count is proof of the merits of his position in the field. On the other hand, he has also conducted 3 peer reviews for highly authoritative journals. The repeated appearance of his work in the pages of prominent scientific outlets speaks to his elevated standing as a mechanical engineer.

Moreover, the national importance of his work bears mentioning the funding support his findings received from several leading agencies, including the National Research Foundation of Korea, Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology, Korea Institute for Information & Communications Technology, and the Hyundai NGV, therefore serves as evidence that his work is on the cutting edge of mechanical technology.

To reinforce his petition packet further, we added 5 recommendation letters obtained from other superior experts in the field, affirming that our client has made great strides in the field and his research directly falls in the line with one of the stated goals of the major US research agencies, the value of his work to the United States is self-prominent. One of them clearly stated the following:

“I will conclude this letter with a brief discussion of the importance of his work to the interests of the United States. The United States is one of the largest markets for industrial robots in the world. According to the International Federation of Robotics, robot installations have been steadily increasing across the country for years… To maintain U.S. competitiveness in this key industry, research that improves the scalability and context-sensitivity of robots is sorely needed. [Client’s] work helps to expand the applications of robots to new areas by offering sensor less collision detecting and improved pathfinding. Given the increasing economic importance of the robotics industry, it is apparent that his work is inherently valuable to the country.”

Thus, it is unmistakable that our client has substantially contributed to the field of mechanical engineering and must continue his work here in the United States. We are pleased to understand that his EB-2 NIW petition got approved by the USCIS with our resolute support. We wish him well and congratulate him for securing the national interest waiver as well as significantly advancing in his chosen field.

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