Success Story: NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval for Naval Architect and Marine Engineer

Recently, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates received an Approval for an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) after receiving a RFE (Request for Evidence). (Approval Notice)

General Field: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoc Researcher
National Origin: China
Service Center: Texas

Case Summary:

We at Chen Immigration Law Associates spend a significant amount of time filing cases previously handled by other law firms. In fact, over 40% of our business stems from petitions filed unsuccessfully by other law firms or individuals themselves. With this in mind, it is important to denote that a RFE (Request for Evidence) does not mean that a petition will be denied. However, these cases require special attention as if they are not correctly handled the petition will most likely result in a denial.

In this specific case, the petitioner had originally filed with another law firm who did not establish significant evidence of this petitioners expertise and proposed benefit to the National Scope. In order to provide this evidence, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates highlighted the accomplishments and contributions this client had made towards the field of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering through the drafting of nine recommendation letters that were then reviewed, edited, and signed by the recommenders. These nine letters, including four letters from independent advisory opinions, gave reference to each important contribution this client had made to their field of endeavor, and helped establish these contributions in reference to the national interest.

Although these recommendation letters are extremely important, as they provided a foundation for this appeal, it was additionally important that we at Chen Immigration Law Associates referenced similar cases that were ruled in favor of petitioners. Through the citation of the AAO (Administrative Appeals Office) decisions, we were able to reinforce the merit associated with this client’s research, and its overall benefit to the national interest. Not are these rulings important for citation as they can offer a faster approval, but they can additionally help strengthen the credentials of the client as their accomplishments may be much stronger than petitions that have been previously approved.

Finally, piece by piece we at Chen Immigration Law Associates broke down each of the qualifications in question and provided associated evidence based on field contributions, achievements, and the greater scope of this client’s research towards the national interest.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work towards the national interest, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were able to secure approval for this petition.

With this in consideration, it is important to emphasize that the processes and expertise practiced by Chen Immigration Law Associates. Not only do we develop the best possible strategies for each case, but we execute these strategies with the utmost effectiveness!

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.

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