Success Stories: NIW Approved for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Materials Chemistry without RFE


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On April 6th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Materials Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: April 6th, 2020

Processing Time: 1 year, 16 days

Case Summary:

The USCIS spent 1 year and 16 days reviewing our client’s EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition before granting his approval. Our client, a postdoctoral research associate from China, hired North America Immigration Law Group ( because he knew that we would do everything we could to present a strong case to the USCIS on his behalf. As is apparent by the approval notice, we lived up to his expectations.

Persuasive Presentation:

With a Ph.D. in chemistry and extensive experience in the field of materials chemistry, our client had suitable qualifications to qualify for the national interest waiver. Furthermore, his professional qualifications strengthened the likelihood of him getting the petition approved. Here are some of the things we detailed in his EB-2 NIW petition packet: his peer review experience (conducted 12 reviews), his impressive citation count (977 citations at the time of filing), and his publication record (21 peer-reviewed journal articles (8 of them first-authored). We also noted the importance of his research on environmental protection and the design of functional nanomaterials for energy storage. His research in this area is of great importance because it addresses the well-documented need to safeguard the global environment and human health through innovative technological solutions.

Strong Support:

Our client’s high standing in the field secured him numerous supporters, many of whom are his peers. We urged him to reach out to these experts in the field and request for several recommendation letters. Four experts agreed to endorse the approval of his EB-2 NIW petition by signing testimonials. Here is what one of these experts had to say about our client and his work:

“Due to the vital nature of his research, his continued presence in the field remains necessary and the United States is ideally equipped to provide him with the support that is necessary for considerable advancement in this regard – earning the U.S. materials research community and [client] considerable acclaim in the process.”

Obtaining Petition Approval:

This EB-2 NIW petition approval serves as another example of our law firm’s dedication to helping every client get closer to a green card. We thank our client for trusting us and choosing our law firm for his NIW petition. We wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of materials chemistry with his extensive research.

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