Success Stories: National Interest Waiver (NIW) Approved for a Research Engineer from Pakistan Without RFE Issuance


Client’s Testimonial:

“I had a great experience working with Chen Immigration for my EB-2 NIW case. The lawyers and team are very helpful, responsive and very accommodating of requests. Their document reviews are also very thorough and did a great job with support letters and providing guidance in various matters that came up. It must be a great challenge to work with applications from professionals from diverse fields and they understood my expertise and high-level details of my work very well and summarizing in the applications. I would highly recommend them to future applicants.”

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

General Field: Electrical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Engineer

Country of Origin: Pakistan

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: September 8th, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months, 3 days

Case Summary:

Our client, a research engineer based in California, hired North America Immigration Law Group to help him file an NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his part. He was certain of his overall strong credentials from his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering to his impressive citation record. He had also published 3 peer-reviewed journal articles, 8 conference papers (5 of them first-authored), and 3 IEEE standards publications (2 of them first-authored) in prestigious journals, altogether acquiring 415 citations. Moreover, his work has also been recognized by getting regularly invited to conduct peer reviews for elite outlets in the field, completing 9 peer reviews to date.

With a record of more than 25,000 approved visa cases for such brilliant clients, we know the ins and outs of the USCIS trends to determine how an NIW candidate can achieve the Eb-2 visa without any hurdles. Therefore, we squeezed in all the relevant details in his NIW case petition, starting with his novel research on wireless communication technologies using advanced wireless hardware platforms, device drivers, and software simulation tools to increase network speed and efficiency, create synergy between Wi-Fi and 5G wireless networks through standardization work, and design systems for low-latency wireless services like virtual reality. We explained how his research is relevant to improving the reliability of mobile and internet usage and advances within the field of electrical engineering markedly improve mm Wave technology, facilitate the integration of this technology into American wireless systems, and support national communications goals.

Beyond this, we added that his research projects were funded by the National Science Foundation and several major Tech companies . Since these leading institutions strive to promote research that benefits technological advancement, this funding support serves as straightforward evidence of the merit of his work in driving progress in the technology sector.

Furthermore, we consolidated four recommendation letters from other researchers in the field along with documentary evidence of his academic and professional achievements. One of the four recommenders had the following to say about our client’s research work:

“These specific examples and [client’s] record in general support my characterization of him as a world-class scientist. His contributions to electrical engineering services keep the US competitive in the global economy, especially in terms of wireless technology. His contributions to mm Wave band technology improve signal resilience and overall connectivity in 5G infrastructure. Considering that 5G technology is poised to generate trillions in economic output and support millions of jobs in the coming future, the US must retain researchers capable of maximizing the domestic share of this economic opportunity. His improvements to mm Wave band technology and wireless systems reliability tangibly contribute to this important national objective.”

After successfully providing a detailed and systematic demonstration of why our client’s research was invaluable and beneficial to the United States, USCIS agreed and qualified him for the NIW case. Also, the best news is that our client retained us for his I-485 application after getting his NIW approval. We wish that he receives his green card soon as well. We truly congratulate and thank our client for this breakthrough.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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