Success Stories: Without RFE a Research and Development Scientist from China got the NIW Petition Approval With 47 Citations


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“I greatly appreciate your help in my NIW application.”

On December 14th, 2020, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research and Development Scientist in the Field of Aerospace Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Aerospace Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research and Development Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: December 14th, 2020

Processing Time: 8 months, 7 days

Case Summary:

Equipped with a Ph.D. in mechanical and aerospace engineering, a research and development scientist based in California approached North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to build an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. In preparing our client’s case, we assured the required data on his research work related to investigating nonlinear estimation and filtering theory and algorithms for mechanical and aerospace engineering, which is of great substantial merit and national importance.

Our client’s work in this field is of great importance as it helps to control, track, and monitor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or other unmanned systems. Our priority was to highlight his accomplishments to the USCIS and to prove that our client deserved the national interest waiver. We listed a few details in our presentation to establish the same:

Publication Record, Peer-review Experience and Citation Count:
Our client accumulated 47 citations from his 4 peer-reviewed journal articles (3 of them first-authored) and 7 peer-reviewed conference papers (6 of them first-authored), influencing many of his peers and colleagues. Moreover, we noted that our client is an active member of the scientific community as a peer reviewer and conducted 14 reviews which denote his salient role in the field of aerospace engineering.

We added that our client’s research has been helped by funding from leading agencies, demonstrating the recognized value and relevance of his work. This funding includes grants from the National Science Foundation. These grants are reserved for research directly addressing critical problems in aerospace engineering and the larger society. Therefore demonstrates the importance and national significance of his research.

Recommendation Letters:
The significance of his work in this field is supported by evidence of peer and national interest in his research. Our client obtained 5 recommendation letters that he gained from fellow experts serving in the same field. We incorporated these letters to endorse his case stronger to the USCIS as evidence that he is an indigenous resource to the United States. According to one of his recommenders:

“Estimation methods and sensor fusion techniques such as those created by [client] are necessary for these vehicles to perform their duties. Therefore, [client’s] work is of substantial benefit to many industries and institutions across the globe.”

Successful Result:
The team at NAILG would like to congratulate our client for receiving the NIW approval and carrying on with his finding. We thank him for choosing us to represent his EB-2 NIW petition to the USCIS.

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