Success Stories: Nebraska Service Center Approves NIW Petition for Ph.D. Candidate from Nepal in the Field of Social Science


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“Thank you Chen Immigration Law Group for your support during this process. Your service was very professional, responsible and timely. I have already recommended your company to my friends and will definitely continue it. With my recommendation, my brother worked with your company and his case has already been approved. You made us really proud!”

On February 19th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Candidate in the Field of Social Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Social Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. Candidate

Country of Origin: Nepal

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: N/A

Approval Notice Date: February 19th, 2016

Processing Time: 7 months, 11 days


Case Summary: 

This EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) case involved a Ph.D. candidate immersed in the field of social science. His case was adjudicated by Nebraska Service Center, who granted their approval a little over seven months after North America Immigration Law Group filed the case.

As the attorney-on-record, we took great care to compile a strong EB-2 NIW petition that contained a myriad of information on our client’s achievements. For instance, we detailed his five published papers and the 54 citations that they had gathered at the time of filing. We also listed the handful of peer reviews that our client conducted for 3 scientific journals. To bolster our NIW case, we encouraged our client to request experts in the field of social science to furnish us with recommendation letters. He received six letters, one of which stated that “The need for such a multitalented researcher and advocate as [Client] cannot be underestimated; indeed, his efforts help support the United States’ ability to stimulate socioeconomic and ecological growth overseas as well as the nation’s management of its own vital natural resources . . .”

To further illustrate our law firm’s efficiency, we raised a service request on our client’s behalf once the timeline went beyond the average processing time. We handled all communication with the USCIS, giving our client the opportunity to focus on his important work on the sustainable management of forest resources, conservation of biodiverse ecosystems, advancement of global climate change mitigation efforts and preparedness strategies, and promotion of healthy and inclusive governance in indigenous communities.

As our client is currently not residing in the United States, he and his dependents have to apply for Immigrant Visa Processing (IVP) at an American embassy or consulate. Only once that is approved can they enter the United States as permanent residents. We wish them well with this final green card procedure.




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