Success Stories: Ph.D. Student in the Field of Computer Science Received NIW Petition Approval Without RFE


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much for all your efforts leading up to this!”

On January 15th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computer Science

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

Country of Origin: South Korea

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: January 15th, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 8 days

Case Summary:

With 3 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles (3 of them first-authored) to his name at the time of petition filing, a recent client of ours- a Ph.D. student from South Korea- has time and again proven his mettle as a meritorious scholar of computer science, making him a suitable candidate for EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). His citation record of 190 is also a commendable achievement that substantiates the authentic nature of his work. Furthermore, in addition to the services he has provided in the capacity of a peer reviewer, he has reviewed at least 12 for highly acclaimed journals and conferences, which testifies to his expertise and sterling reputation as a leading expert in the field whose opinions are highly valued.

Our client’s work is focused specifically on the accuracy, efficiency, and applicability of machine translation technologies. He has played a key role in the field of machine translation which benefits the American economy, society, and many industrial sectors. Therefore, his research in this area is of great importance because it enables better and faster translation and communication for people around the world. As part of our services, we also incorporated 4 letters of recommendation which demonstrated the importance of our client’s research. One of the recommenders wrote: “[Client] has created such a method that provides a framework for the more efficient processing of translation requests. This has the commercial benefit of allowing translation companies to offer a variety of products to meet the varied needs of consumers.”

As we were able to prove to the USCIS that our client’s investigations are important to the United States, they were persuaded to approve his NIW petition. Thanks to our insight and experience into how the USCIS adjudicates petitions, we were able to help our client move one step closer to US permanent residency. We thank our client for also choosing us for his immigrant visa processing and wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of computer science.

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