Success Stories: After Waiting 16.5 Months, a Senior Design Engineer from India in the Field of Nanotechnology Finally Received NIW Approval


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“Today I got my approval notice :)”

On April 6th, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Senior Design Engineer in the Field of Nanotechnology (Approval Notice).


General Field: Nanotechnology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Design Engineer

Country of Origin: India

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: April 6th, 2017

Processing Time: 16 months, 10 days

Case Summary:

Nearly 16. 5 months after North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) on behalf of a senior design engineer from India, the USCIS finally approved it. We raised two service requests on our client’s behalf and he even contacted his congressperson regarding the long wait. We are pleased that our client finally overcame this hurdle in the green card process and was granted the national interest waiver.

With a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and extensive experience conducting nanotechnology research, our client also had 5 peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 international conference proceedings articles to his name. Furthermore, his publications had amassed 34 citations at the time of filing (we used Google Scholar to confirm this number).

In a bid to further fortify our client’s NIW petition, we encouraged him to reach out to other nanotechnology experts and ask them for recommendation letters. Our client returned with six letters, all of which contained strong statements regarding the national importance of his research. These letters also supported our argument that our client’s findings have substantial merit and that he is well positioned to advance the field. As an example, this is what one of our client’s recommenders had to say about the importance of his work: “[Client’s] studies are part of the United States’ mission to obtain high efficiency, low power electronics and, without his work, progress in this regard is sure to halt.”

Our client’s NIW petition also contained information regarding his work on the engineering of materials to improve energy efficiency and energy generation. In preparing our client’s petition, our goal was to convince the USCIS that our client’s research results have directly contributed to available materials for energy efficiency and energy generation purposes. Additionally, we proved that his research contributes to the United States’ mission for cleaner and affordable energy.

We are pleased that our client secured NIW petition approval, and we wish him the best as he continues to advance the important field of nanotechnology while he waits for his priority date to become current (before he can adjust his status for permanent residence).

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