Success Stories: Our Distinguishing Strategy in This NIW Case Helped a Research Assistant from Nigeria Secure Petition Approval


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you very much.”

On March 5th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Assistant in the Field of Geoscience (Approval Notice).

General Field: Geoscience

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Nigeria

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: March 5th, 2021

Processing Time: 22 months, 23 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) was approached by a research assistant from Nigeria to document an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. With a Ph.D. in geophysics and many years of experience leading his sound research, we firmly observed his credentials before assenting to take his case. Doubtlessly, our client presents the skills to advance in the field of geoscience. Thus, we proceeded with preparing his case and included all the required information in his petition packet in terms of:

  • Research Description– We detailed that our client proposes his research on the development of geophysical methods and programs for petroleum reservoir discovery and characterization. His research in this area is of great importance because it increases the efficiency of oil and gas extraction. Oil, for instance, is used to fuel cars, trucks, and planes, which are needed to commute to work and maintain international connections. Gas also provides electricity and is used in cooking, heating houses and water, and industrial operations, such as smelting aluminum and casting steel. Hence, his proposed research, therefore, has substantial merit.
  • Publication & Citation Count– We learned that our client’s 47 peer-reviewed journal articles and 2 extended abstracts (all of them first-authored) had accumulated 61 citations, highlighting that these publications are highly reputable in the field of geoscience.
  • Peer Review Experience– At the time of filing, we recorded that our client had also conducted 15 reviews for the highly acclaimed journals. This excellent record demonstrates his caliber as a preeminent researcher in his field.
  • Recommendation Letter– To bolster our client’s EB-2 petition, we also added five of his obtained recommendation letters from other acknowledged experts in the same field. One of his recommenders stated:

“One of [client’s] endeavors, deals with conducting complex analyses of rock outcroppings and other stratal data to examine the oil and gas deposits under the surface of the outcroppings. His work is thus of great consequence to the US economy.”

Though our client had to wait for some time, however, our team’s dedication and our client’s cooperation with us, at last, got his EB-2 NIW petition approved. We congratulate our client for the approval and wish him well in his future endeavors.

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