Success Stories: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Astrophysics Received NIW Petition Approval Despite RFE, With Our Law Firm


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On March 11th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Astrophysics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Astrophysics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Arizona

Approval Notice Date: March 11th, 2020

Processing Time: 10 months, 1 day

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral research associate from China hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file his NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. Our client is an expert in the field of astrophysics who has worked tirelessly on cosmology. To convince the USCIS of the national importance of his work, we adopted the line of argument that his research significantly advances scientific knowledge related to astrophysics, particularly our understanding of the evolution and composition of our universe and of gravitational waves in space. Therefore, his expertise in this area is of inherent benefit to a plethora of organizations across the nation and around the world. We worked diligently to prove that our client’s work improves returns on the global investment and furthers scientific knowledge worldwide.

Among other things, we listed the 7 peer-reviewed journal articles (3 of them first-authored) published by our client. We also listed the 79 times his work was cited by other researchers in the field. It is unquestionable that our client is highly regarded in his field.

Our client’s NIW petition was further strengthened by 5 recommendation letters that were signed by other notable researchers and experts in the field. One of these recommenders recognized our client’s work as “[Client’s] research serves the pursuit of knowledge so profoundly fundamental that it affects every other branch of natural science that currently exists. His work therefore occupies an important role in the advancement of not just his field, but human knowledge more generally.”

Although our client had a strong case, the USCIS issued an RFE to which we responded promptly and successfully dealt with the hurdles. Overall, the USCIS took 10 months to approve our client’s case. We truly appreciate our client for trusting us with the preparation of his NIW case and wish him the best as he continues to work in the United States.

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