Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for Visiting Fellow in China in the Field of Sociology


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On January 28th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Visiting Fellow in the Field of Sociology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Sociology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Visiting Fellow

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: January 28th, 2016

Processing Time: 5 months, 4 days

Case Summary:


Not long ago, North America Immigration Law Group ( filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition for a visiting fellow. Our client, who obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology, possessed the educational background and professional experience necessary to qualify for EB-2 NIW.

As part of our services, we compiled a detailed petition packet that demonstrated the value of our client’s research to the United States. Her work focuses on demography and environmental sociology (with a concentration on immigration), family formation and fertility, and the links between an aging population and the environment. We argued that her research is essential to the United States in terms of implementing future developments and social policies.

In addition to detailing our client’s research, we highlighted her 7 publications and 20 citations. We also included recommendation letters contributed by experts in her field of sociology. One of these experts wrote, “These issues are all essential to protecting our environment and our society in order to leave future generations a healthy and sustainable one, and [Client’s] work in this regard is making great strides in allowing us to do so.”

Although our client was living in the United States when we filed her I-140, she has since returned to her birth country of China. She is currently waiting for her priority date to become current before she applies for Immigrant Visa Processing (the final step toward a green card for those living outside the United States). We wish her all the best in her journey.



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