Success Stories: With our Help, a Postdoctoral Research Associate from Russia Secured NIW Approval Without RFE


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On November 10th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Experimental Physics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Experimental Physics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Russia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: November 10th, 2020

Processing Time: 10 months, 25 days

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral research associate hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. With a Ph.D. in physics and mathematics researching the field of experimental physics, our client was suitably qualified for this visa category. Our client’s education, experience, and expertise in his field have well positioned him to advance the proposed endeavor.

What does it take to build a strong NIW case?

  • We documented our client’s citation count (873 citations at the time of filing) as well as his publication record (53 peer-reviewed journal and conference articles (7 of them first-authored) and 8 patents). We also noted the 23 times our client reviewed the work of other researchers in the field. Only top-level experts in their field are invited to perform this important review work, so this frequent review activity further demonstrates our client’s important standing in the field.
  • As further proof of the significance of his work, our client’s research has been supported by funding from leading agencies, demonstrating the recognized value and importance of his work. These grants are reserved for research directly addressing critical problems in experimental physics and larger society.
  • We reviewed his research summary and demonstrated to the USCIS that his work is focused on lasers and plasmas. His research in this area is of great importance because it has many different areas of application, from space and astrophysics, controlled fusion, accelerator physics, and beam storage.
  • In addition to that, our client’s winning EB-2 NIW petition dossier contained two recommendation letters that strongly advocated for the approval of his case. These letters were contributed by other experts working in the field of experimental physics.

The final step in the green card process:

The USCIS spent 10 months and 25 days adjudicating our client’s EB-2 NIW petition before granting the approval. We congratulate our client on this milestone and wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of experimental physics with his dedicated work.

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