Success Stories: We Helped a Semiconductor Scientist from the United Kingdom to Obtain a NIW Petition Approval, Despite a Long Wait


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you very much for letting me know, and thank you for your help with my application! I’m delighted that my I-140 NIW has been approved.”

On June 2nd, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Physicist in the Field of Semiconductor Physics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Semiconductor Physics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Approval Notice Date: June 2nd, 2021

Processing Time: 15 months

Case Summary:

A researcher in the field of semiconductor physics approached North America Immigration Law Group to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. Our client held a Ph.D. in physics with extensive knowledge in his field. He hired us since he was aware of how our adept team would walk miles to direct him to the NIW approval. After thoroughly evaluating his credentials, we affirmed helping him in this NIW case by including all the relevant information in his petition packet according to the USCIS latest adjudication trend.

  • We established that our client’s research work is relevant to the development of new devices in the semiconductor production industry here in the United States:

We provided an overview of his research into the physical processes that occur in semiconductor nanostructures in order to develop novel structures for nascent optoelectronic devices, thereby highlighting its great importance to both the semiconductor and photonics industries.

  • We added further to the prestige of his work by mentioning that his proposed research also received funding support:

We showed that the client’s research has previously received competitive funding from several prestigious institutions in various countries, which further underscores the value and importance of his work in the field of semiconductor physics.

  • We noted our client’s notable record of Publication, Citation Count, and Peer-Review Experience:

At the time of filing, our client had gathered 793 citations from the 39 peer-reviewed journal articles (11 of them first-authored) he published. Collectively, these citations show the prominent role of our client’s research as a resource in semiconductor physics studies today. Furthermore, these citatory references to his work prove that his research has been crucial to his peers in the field, as they have made numerous references to his studies in order to reinforce and advance their own research efforts. Besides, we observed that only top-notch experts in their field are invited to perform important peer review work, and our client had already conducted 70 reviews for several remarkable journals, further demonstrating his important standing in the field.

  • We incorporated Recommendation Letters, Copies of his Ph.D. diploma, a letter from the registrar, and degree evaluation, and a signed statement from him describing his future research plans, and evidence of his future job opportunities in our petition packet:

To make our client’s EB-2 petition packet congeal, all the required documents were attached along with letters of support. We advised our client to reach out to a few other well-known researchers who will support the continuation of his research in the U.S. Thus, 2 of his fellow experts agreed to sign his recommendation letters, confirming his significant contribution to the progression of the field of optoelectronic device physics.

Overall, we were able to persuade USCIS of his findings on semiconductors, which are crucial to the development of the photonics industry, which is a highly profitable sector of the global economy. Considering this economically fruitful industry, our client’s expertise in this area is only poised to become more valuable. Therefore, we are happy that our client achieved his I-140 NIW petition approval despite waiting for 15 months and 4 days. We thank our team whose dedication really paid off well, and we would like to thank him for trusting our law firm. We wish our client the best as he advances in the field of semiconductor physics here in the United States.

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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