Success Stories: With our Help, a Postdoctoral Researcher from China Secured NIW Approval Without RFE


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On September 25th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Optical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Optical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Researcher

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: September 25th, 2020

Processing Time: 7 months, 10 days

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral researcher 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 electrical and computer engineering and extensive experience researching the field of optical engineering, our client was suitably qualified for this visa category.

What does it take to build a strong NIW case?

  • We documented our client’s citation count (236 citations at the time of filing) as well as his publication record (14 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first- or co-first-authored) and 10 peer-reviewed conference articles (4 of them first-authored). We also noted the 8 times our client judged the work of his peers. We also reviewed his research summary and demonstrated to the USCIS that his work is focused on the fabrication and characterization of novel optical structures through the use of optical spectroscopy for application in quantum devices and technology. His research in this area is of great importance because it offers invaluable support to the pursuit of more efficient and effective quantum technology.
  • 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 optical engineering.

The Successful Result:

The USCIS spent 7 months and 10 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 optical engineering with his dedicated work.

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