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


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thanks for your time and effort to work on my case.”

On May 5th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Civil Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Civil Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: Egypt

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: May 5th, 2020

Processing Time: 14 months, 14 days

Case Summary:

A 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 Civil Engineering researching the same field, 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 (24 citations at the time of filing) as well as his publication record (5 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored) and 4 peer review conference articles). We also noted the 12 times our client reviewed the work of other researchers in the field. We reviewed his research summary and demonstrated to the USCIS that his work is focused on pavement engineering, focusing on flooded pavement assessment and the construction of durable military roadways in the Arctic. His research in this area is of great importance because it is meaningfully advancing the science of infrastructure construction. Our client’s research improves the ability of pavement structures to withstand the effects of climate change and water damage.
  • In addition to that, our client’s winning EB-2 NIW petition dossier contained six recommendation letters that strongly advocated for the approval of his case. These letters were contributed by other experts working in the field of civil engineering, one of whom described our client’s work as:

“The societal and economic impacts of floods include human injury, homelessness, and death, as well as the destruction of public and private property alike. Research such as [client’s] studies assist the U.S. in terms of working infrastructure, disaster relief, and preventing economic losses.”

The final step in the green card process:

The USCIS spent 14 months and 14 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 civil engineering with his dedicated work.

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).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

With more than 16,000 EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases approved, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

Vast Majority of Clients Came to Us Because of Referrals

For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approved cases grew from 600 in 2013 to over 3,500 in 2019.

If you are interested in filing the green card, please send your CV to for our free evaluation. Our attorneys will email you back with the evaluation result within 24 hours.

Approval Notices:

Success Stories:


Free evaluation email:

Tel: 888.666.0969 (Toll Free)

To see more clients’ testimonials and approvals, please refer to:

Client's Testimonials

Approval Notices

To Learn More About Your Options CLICK HERE

Copyright © North America Immigration Law, All Rights Reserved.