Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for Graduate Research Assistant in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (48 Citations, 13 Publications)

Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you again for all your effort.”

On April 1st, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Research Assistant in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Research Assistant

Approval Notice Date: April 1st, 2020

Processing Time: 5 months, 10 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) has earned a solid reputation for its efficient handling of I-140 petitions and I-485 applications. The high success rate of EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petitions handled by NAILG was yet again reflected in the case of a graduate research assistant. Before countersigning the retainer agreement, we evaluated our client’s credentials to affirm his suitability for this visa category. Once we were retained, we started work building a strong case for him. In preparing his NIW petition, the following points were taken note of:

– Our client holds an M.Sc. in aerospace engineering. He has made tangible contributions to the field of mechanical engineering and his work has focused specifically on innovative power and electricity generation systems using alternative fuels. His impactful research in this area is of great importance because it addresses critical challenges in a number of fields that rely on mechanical engineering.

– Our client’s publication record and citation count further justified his suitability for the national interest waiver. At the time of filing, he had already published 13 peer-reviewed research articles (5 of them first-authored). Additionally, we noted that his work had already garnered 48 citations, which pointed to the expertise and influence that our client has among other academics.

– Our client is also active in the scientific community as a peer reviewer for highly acclaimed journals and conferences. He has already conducted 35 reviews which further demonstrates his important standing in the field.

– In order to build a strong case for our client, we suggested that he collect recommendation letters from other experts in the field of mechanical engineering. All 6 recommendation letters he collected echoed the scientific merit of his contributions to the field. One such letter volunteered by a prominent lecturer stated:

“His research has resulted in new approaches to monitoring heavy-duty” gas turbines used for large-scale power generation with the goal of making it easier to maintain this technology. With this in mind, I offer my support for him to continue his research in this subject and continue to support the global advancement of power generation technology through mechanical engineering”

Exactly 5 months and 10 days after we filed our client’s NIW petition, the USCIS granted their approval. We congratulate him for coming this far in the lengthy green card process. We wish our client the best and thank him for choosing us to represent his NIW case.

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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